There is a way to have a creative, cheerful lifestyle with plenty of happiness and meaning in life and still be a responsible person.
It starts with thinking and trying new things. That easy? Well, it doesn’t all happen overnight, but it can begin overnight, and continue for the rest of your life if you want.
In order for your life to expand, your mind needs to expand. Just like with physical exercise, when you exhort force on your muscles, they grow. It’s the same with your mind; when you think or try new things, your mind expands. And an expanded mind is an enriched mind. You become enriched, and so does your life.
It can lead to passion in life, an outgoing personality, you meet new interesting people, try new fun things, build self confidence and self esteem, which all bring you happiness and meaning in life.
Ralph Waldo Emerson said it profoundly well:
“Sow a thought and you reap an action; sow an act and you reap a habit; sow a habit and you reap a character; sow a character and you reap a destiny.”
“How do I start doing that?” you may ask. How do I create a passionate life, an outgoing personality? How do I meet new interesting people, try new fun things, build self-confidence and self-esteem, and ultimately find happiness and a meaningful life?
There are a number of ways to expand your thinking and actions in everyday life. Problem is that sometimes we find ourselves “running in sand” that we just can’t seem to get out of. Furthermore, we have a tendency to put on our autopilot and go through the motions in our lives, without consciously THINKING about what’s going on around us.
Have you ever been driving home from work or school, and when you arrived, you “snap out of it” and couldn’t remember a thing about the drive? Your autopilot kicked in and did the driving for you, and that’s pretty convenient, isn’t it?
Trouble is, your mind didn’t expand one little bit on that drive home. In fact, it probably contracted a wee bit instead. How about next time, you say to yourself “I’m going to try a new route home, just for the fun of it”. What might happen? Well, first of all your autopilot is off, so you’re using your conscious mind driving home. Second, who knows what you may find on that new road? A new restaurant you haven’t tried? A re-modeled shop that may interest you? A different coffee shop than the one you always go to in the morning? Hey, remember to keep your eyes on the road!
Well, I think you get the picture. Your “Plain Vanilla” ride home becomes a “Rocky Road” (pun intended). “Do I have to keep driving that new road?” you ask. No, of course not, unless you like it better. The point is that you tried something new today. You “re-wired” your brain in a small way, and that makes it grow. Furthermore, when you decide to try new fun things, who knows what interesting new people you might meet along the way?
That’s just a small sample of the things you can do. In my new guide “Star Power – Get the Success and Happiness You Deserve in Work, Business, Love and Life!” I discuss several areas big and small in life, where you can re-think your think and expand your mind and ultimately enhance the passion in your life.
The sample above speaks more about the ATTITUDE you chose, than the minor decision to take a new road home. You see, when you start making minor changes, it becomes a habit, which leads to bigger changes. Those bigger changes can lead to all kinds of wonderful things for you. You’ll see more serendipity, creativity and passion in your life; you’ll develop a more outgoing personality and trying new fun things can open the door to meet new interesting people.
In time, this can all build self confidence and self esteem, and bring increased happiness and meaning to your life. You’ll be thinking less “I can’t do that”, and more “Well, just maybe I can!” It will all have a snowball effect, and chances are you’ll be loving every minute of it!