Make the Best of the Rest of Your Life
It’s been just over five years since Dawn and I moved from The Green Mountain State to The Sunshine State. And we’ve never had a single regret. It wasn’t easy to move away from good friends and family, but other than that, it’s been all positive.
We live in arguably the best development in our county. Silverthorn is not a “55-and-better” community, but there are a lot of retirees. It looks to me like about 40% of the 800 homeowners still work.
Many retirees lead fun, fulfilling and interesting lives. But there are many others here in Florida who seem to just be getting by with little significance in their lives and not much to look forward to. And I suppose that’s why Florida has sometimes been referred to as “God’s Waiting Room”. Far too many people move here to retire and expire.
Become Less Overwhelmed and More Directed and Inspired
We arguably live in the most overstimulated time in history. We are exposed to and inundated with more information, more activity, more demands and more distractions than our parents—and certainly our grandparents and great, great grandparents.
And partly because of that, previous generations had more opportunity for contemplation and reflection than most of us do today.
Unless you live in a monastery, you have to be very proactive to carve out some time for yourself to think, to reflect, and to consciously and consistently gain clarity as to where you've been, where you are and where you want to go. Because if you don't, you will mostly be reacting and responding to outside influences instead of consciously CHOOSING what you think, say and do. What you do—and what you DON'T do—is what's going to create your future.
To design, create and live your best life, you have to think—and think clearly. You have to take yourself out of the busy-ness of life—at least for brief periods of time—in order to take charge of your life. You have to make sure your core values, your goals and your priorities are congruent. And you have to be willing to make NEW choices and change direction when it's required.
So how do you do that?
If you're as successful as you want to be, then this ten-part series isn't for you. But if you truly want to live closer to your full and unique potential, you've come to the right place.
I've been studying and coaching successful people and successful organizations for almost 40 years. As a student and teacher of success principles, I’ve learned some important lessons in life—some of them at great expense. I’ve also studied the best and the brightest minds to glean from them what works—and doesn’t work—in creating an exceptional life.
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Knowing and understanding the things that keep you from being your best will help you make your life your best life.
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