Living A Life of Choice – You Get To Make The Choices Within Your Life And No One Else!
I want to start this living a life of choice blog by clearing up something that took me a long time to realise… that being free and fulfilled does not necessary mean running an online business and not being tied down to other commitments such as a job.
Yes, running your own online business is one way to go about it, and it has worked for many people and will to continue to fulfil people and give them the opportunity to create more freedom in their lives.
Although I have also found that there is a lot more to feeling free, fulfilled and happy than making money and running a business.
What I want to help you understand is that you have always had the ability to make choices within your life. It is the choices you have made up until now that have served you to getting to where you are today, and we should all be grateful for that.
What is important to remember moving forward is that you are in total control of how you live your life, what you achieve and how you feel, and it is you that has the power to change anything you don’t like.
Whether that means embarking on the journey to build yourself an online business, or you decide that what you really want is to get a job working for someone else it really doesn’t matter, what matters is that you understand that you are the one in control, you are the one who makes the choice and you are not stuck anywhere, in any job or any circumstance unless you choose to be.
Understanding this will give you more freedom than you ever thought possible, you will always be free no matter what you are doing and you will always have the ability to make the choices that serve you and allow you the power to live your best life. A life where you are living a life of choice!
Living A Life of Choice – My Journey
One thing I have learnt over my life’s journey so far, is that it is not about the business, the money or our “success” however we may define it. It is about releasing that we have a choice in how we live our lives. No matter what path we choose, we are always exactly where we are meant to be, learning the lessons we get to learn and having the experience that best serves us at that point in time.
The thing that so many of us forget is that we are the ones that have created our own reality, we are the ones that have made the choices that have led us to the situation we find ourselves in at this current time in our lives, so why do we have a hard time understanding that we are the ones who have the power to make the choices aligned to changing our current reality.
You simply get to start making the choices that will begin you on your journey to your new reality whatever you imagine that to be. You are the only one that can choose to change the direction of your life and start living the life you desire, to be living a life off choice.
In order to gain a better idea of what choices you wish to make and have a better vision of the life you wish to live, first up comes understanding yourself, getting to know a bit more about who you are, what you like to do and what makes you happy and fulfilled. Really getting deep into knowing yourself can take time and patience, it is harder for some and easy for others, it all depends on how much you have neglected your needs and pushed your true self away in the past. This journey of getting to know yourself, will give you a great deal of clarity when it comes to knowing what choices to make to move forward into creating your new reality and living your best life.
I want to share with you a few tips that I have helped me get to know myself a bit better. I trust these can also give you a bit of direction when it comes to understanding yourself, loving yourself and working towards the life you dream of.
Living A Life of Choice – Understanding Your Values
Ask yourself, if I were to leave my existing world tomorrow what would I be doing? Who would I be spending my time with and how would I be sharing my value with others?
Once you have this list, take some time to look at where your current life focuses on these things, does it?
- Do you have enough time to spend with your family?
- Do you enjoy making time for your hobbies?
- Does your job align with your passions?
This is a great place to start to get to know yourself, to begin to understand what choices may better serve you to start working towards a more fulfilled life. Allowing you to start living within alignment to your values and using them as signposts to help you stay true to yourself.
Living A Life of Choice – Future Self Meditation
Any type of meditation is beneficial when it comes to getting to know yourself better, and I have found that a guided future-self meditation is a great place to start. If you are someone who meditates you may have come across this type of meditation in the past, it is simply a guided meditation in which you connect with your future self and gain an understanding of what you imagine your life to be in 10 or 20 years from now.
Gaining this understanding can help you to understand what the next steps might be for you in order for you live your best life. Here is an example of a future-self meditation;
Accreditation: Stardust Vibes – Relaxing Sounds
Take some time to listen and participate to see how it can help you gain more clarity moving forward and making aligned choices to create the future you desire.
Living A Life of Choice – Writing A Joy List
Writing a joy list can give you a deep sense of re-assurance and clarity around what it is that brings you joy in life. This exercise can help to re-assure you that you are on the right path and that you are working towards creating a life that is totally aligned with who you are and what makes you happy.
Simply sit down and write out a list of everything that brings you joy in your life. The people who bring you joy, the things that surround you that bring you joy, nature, hobbies etc; whatever you can think of that brings you back to your centre, that helps to calm you and allows you to feel joyful and at peace with your life. These are the things that you now get to focus on, these are the things that will lead you to your best life, that will bring you joy, happiness and freedom.
One favourite quotes of all time is from a very wise man named Henry David Thoreau; “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.”
My aim with this living a life of choice article is to help you to realise your potential, to realise that you do have choices and that you are the one with the power to change the undesirable things in your life. We have all created our own reality, therefore we are the ones that get to have the ability to live the life we choose.
“I won’t force another person to be in a circumstance in which I know they are uncomfortable in order to please me.” – Accreditation: TEDx Talks
I wish you every success with your own home business blogs and I invite you to leave a comment below on the choices you have made, are making or are going to make on living a life of choice and your best life.
Mark Ford – Home Business Lifestyle Consultant, loyally stepping up for others SO THAT they are given inner peace. Registered Office: 13-15 Commercial Road, Hayle, Cornwall, TR27 4DE, United Kingdom. Registered in England No. 8927341.
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