I listen to a morning radio station who’s mantra is “Live Your Best Life.” What exactly does that mean?
Does it mean always taking risks? Doing crazy things? Or knowing that your life is organized and you know what’s coming down the road for you?
You all know how I live my life. I like being organized. I don’t like surprises. I’m living my best life. But my best life isn’t necessarily right for someone else.
Some people love surprises. They love doing wild and crazy things. That’s who they are. I’m not saying it’s wrong – it’s whatever is right for them at that moment.
Close your eyes. How do you see your life? The way you want to live it. Where every day is the best day of your life.
Now open them. How does your current life compare? Are you in the job you want? If not, are you taking steps to get to the job or career you want. Why not? What are you waiting for? You only have one life. I’m not saying quit your job right now. But start looking for a better one. Then, once you’ve secured the next step in your career, quit your current job. Always have a back up plan and never leave yourself without a way out.
Are you happy in your current relationship? Now, before you go and break the other person’s heart, have you talked to them about what you need in a relationship. And on the reverse – what do they need. A relationship is a partnership – you both have to give and receive equally for it to work. And I’m not saying you have to be in a relationship. I’m the happiest I could ever be because I’m not in a relationship. I love being single. I can do what I want, root for whatever football team I want (I root for both the Vikings and Packers) and I don’t have to worry about another person’s feelings. A year or two down the line – I could want to be in a relationship. But for now, I’m building on my relationship with my mother and my son.
It is your life. Live it. And make it the best life you can.