May and June are a time of year when many graduations happen. It is a time of opportunity. During these ceremeonies, there's usually a focus on creating the life you desire.
In addition, there are other stages in life that are natural times for thinking about living the life you desire. Many of these times signal a transition which means some part of your life is ending and another part is beginning. Some natural times are:
- Starting school (middle school, high school, college, and graduate school)
- Participating in sports, music, drama, or other areas of interest
- Beginning a new job, career, or a new position
- Starting a new relationship
- Beginning a marriage
- Becoming parents and eventually grandparents
- Beginning retirement
Life is full of these opportunities.
Have you ever thought about what it take to live the life you desire? Definitely, having goals you are passionate about is a good start. Then you need focus and self-discipline to keep you motivated so you will be successful.
In addition, the following tips are necessary to help you create the life you desire:
- Know yourself. This means being able to identify your strengths, values, and feelings. This is critical information for you to have when you make important decisions. What makes you, you?
- Dream about what you want to happen that matches your values (what is important to you) and uses your strengths. When you use your strengths, it is easier to be engaged or focused in what you are doing. You will not get bored with what you are doing.
- Be able to picture what you want – in color if possible. When you picture what you want to happen, make the picture large and close to you rather than small and far away. If you can picture something like this, it is more likely to happen. It also helps you feel more motivated.
- Set goals that are realistic, specific, and measurable so you will know where you are in the process.
- Be willing to put forth the effort needed to learn what will help you be successful. Often becoming successful depends on your ability to persevere when things do not go the way you want.
- Be curious about life. It keeps you open to new ideas and learning experiences throughout your life.
- Discover ways to be flexible and open to change so you can make adjustments along the way.
Throughout your life, know who you are and what is important to you. Let your choices reflect your values, and see how your confidence increases as your life unfolds.
If you are approaching retirement, and are concerned about staying active, healthy and having a meaningful life, let's talk. From my experience, I believe retirement is not a problem to be solved but an opportunity to be created. Let me help you discover who you are at this time in your life as well as what is possible. I would love to know what you desire. Comment below or email me: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Until next time,