Intentional Living

How do you create the life you want?  Certainly, life does happen.  People move in and out of our lives.  We choose to grow or to stay exactly as we are.  Sometimes we stay stuck in a job that doesn’t fulfill us and sometimes we grab hold of opportunities that present themselves and take a leap of faith.  Creating the life you want takes intentional thought and it takes action from you to get there.

Life is a journey and you are the one holds the map.  Do you drive the vehicle or are you a passenger on this journey?  Achieving the life you want involves living with intention.  It is not about just meeting “someone”, you have to choose to meet the one who will share a life with you.  This chosen person will support you as you are.  They will enhance your life and not detract from your life.  You will not have to pretend to be someone you are not in order for them to love you.  You will not have to avoid discussing certain things with them “because they will get mad”.  The person you choose will lift you up and support you in your hopes and dreams and they will love you, even during times that you may not be acting very lovable.

Do you hope for a job that fulfills you, but never go looking for it?  Do you need a better paying job, but doubt your ability to function in the role you’d want as a career?  It is said that success comes from doing the things you are passionate about.  Have you found your passion and considered a career that goes along with that passion?  Maybe you could use those talents to start your own business!  Happiness comes with following your passion.

Are people treating you badly, but you never tell them how their actions make you feel?  You will always get what you are getting now if you do not ask for something different.  Those people who are treating you badly may not realize how their actions affect you.  By stepping over fear and asking for what you want and need, you may just get a much better response than you had hoped for.  Sometimes people cannot be who we want them to be, but most people want to have good relationships rather than lose the people in their lives.

No matter what it is that is holding you back, you can learn to take control of your life and flourish.  You have to be the driver.  You have to determine what you want and with the right plan of action, you will achieve it.

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