Living life by design or default

change Sep 22, 2020

Do you live your life by design or by default?
Traditionally a large portion of society live their life by default. Quite often we are encouraged to finish school, get a tertiary education,maybe travel and have a gap year, or not.We then get a good job that pays. We find the love of our life and settle down, and for some of us, we have children and sadly some cannot. 

And then we live a happy and fulfilled life, right? Yeah right.
That’s not true for everyone is it? 

How much time do people spend deciding what qualification they're going to study? Now think about how much time they spend planning their wedding… You know that because of all the time and effort they put in, that their wedding day is going to be absolutely amazing. 

They spend hours and hours and trawl through magazines and visit different events and there's a lot of time effort and energy that goes into planning that wedding. But when it comes to your life and what you want to achieve while you're here, how much time have you honestly, hand on heart, put in to focusing on designing your life? Or are you too, living life by default? 

I'm talking about things like your job and career, relationships, fun and recreation, finances, spirituality, personal growth and expansion. How much time have you honestly spent planning what you're going to do in these areas? Have you even considered long-term who you want to turn up and be each and every day?  

Where are you now in your life?
And where do you want to be?
What kind of skills do you need?
What kind of money might you need?  

Because I truly believe that everything is possible.And all you have to do is work out how. How can I have these things? How can I do these things? How can I be these things? But quite often what you hear people say is “I can't change my job,you know, I've done this for years” or they might say “I'm just too old to change my career now”. 

I know, I sat in this zone for a little bit too, and I wanted to change my career, but I thought about the cost associated with changing my career and whether that the return on investment was worth it or not. 

We make excuses to ourselves why we can't do things, instead of why we can. So, today I'm going to challenge you to step up and do a warrant of fitness on your life in all the different areas and see how satisfied you truly are. Maybe once you've identified where you're at and where you'd prefer to be, you might be able to design the life that you choose to live.

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