3 Steps to Living Your Best Life in Real Life + 4 Book Recommendations to Help
The idea of living your “best life” is very catchy these days. You see people on social media quoting this while on a boat somewhere in Miami or the Caribbean, or you might hear an entrepreneur or someone with a great job using the quote, but what does it take to TRULY live YOUR best life? Your best life, although a trendy saying, is actually possible. It requires more than just vacationing and making your own schedule at work or in your business. Living your best life means living a transformed life mentally, spiritually, and emotionally. A life that is not settling for less, but also one that you can feel joy, experience each moment and develop the willingness to continually grow through all that you may go through in life. Your best life doesn’t equate a perfect life. It doesn’t promise that you will never have challenges or face opposition. What it does mean is that you will have a strengthen mindset to push through challenges to reach your goals and your dreams.
I believe that you can develop this strengthen mindset because I have been able to continually do so over time, and there is nothing so special about me that would mean I could do it and you couldn’t. What it takes to shift your mindset is intentionality. You must decide that you will no longer settle, you will no longer watch from the sidelines, you will get support where you need it, and you will engage in life fully and wholeheartedly. You will learn, you will take action, and you will grow through every experience you have.
This is my challenge to you for this month; focus on being intentional all month (and every month after). Do not give into the false narrative of what a “best life” looks like online or what you may perceive other people doing as their best life, but instead dig deep to find out what your best life actually feels like. How can you dig deeper? Here are my top three suggestions:
- Read books that will shift your perspective, grow you spiritually, and get prepare you for a life that is fulfilling. My recommendations are Fervent by Priscilla Shirer, Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes, The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, and The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
- Acknowledge your thoughts. Write out daily the limiting beliefs you are telling yourself. The “I can't” “I’m too scared to..”, etc. Write these out and take note of what you are telling yourself daily. Once you made note of these limiting thoughts, writing out an affirmation to tell yourself instead such as “I am capable” or “I am willing to try even if I try afraid”.
- Journal daily to document what you are focusing on daily. My Dream Chaser’s Journal is perfect for this because it prompts you to acknowledge and affirm yourself daily
Will you accept this months challenge? Drop me a line at Latisha@wheredoyoudream.com and let me know how your challenge is going.
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