I have mixed feelings about click-bait titles, but this time I had to.
After releasing "Choose Life", a video that communicates what I believe is one of the most powerful messages on earth, the response has been incredible. People have been getting inspired to break the comfort of stagnancy and go out and make the choice to live an adventurous life.
But, the responses have generally been in two different flavors :
- Thanks man, I'm fired up and inspired to break out of my comfort zone.
- I wish I had your life.
While #1 was our intention with this project, this blog post is to help with those feeling #2. And #1 too I guess. This post is to help everyone. Thus here are 4 proven tips to live YOUR 100% genuine, authentic, awesome life.
1. INTRINSIC SECURITY
"Intrinsic Security", or security from within, is vital, and arguably the most important part of this list. When you love yourself, you're able to be yourself, and you become attractive to people who love themselves as well, regardless of your situation. Iron out the inside before putting too much attention on the outside.
2. WANTING IT BAD ENOUGH
No matter what you're doing, you're going to be alone for a good leg of the ride at one point or another. And while the high points are great, the lows can be equally as low. This ties in with intrinsic security, but ask yourself if you really want it bad enough... Bad enough to the point that you could handle jumping into the unknown not only without help, but with resistance on top of it, and keep moving forward. This WILL happen at some point. People who have awesome lives have all been through this. They don't give in.
We're all designed to conceive ideas and turn them into reality. We're bombarded on a daily basis with countless ideas created by other people, but how much of our lives are reciting published ideas vs expressing our own? Find something YOU love and DO it. I used to identify with things other people loved, rather than what I loved, and boy is that an empty feeling. Put everyone else aside and ask yourself, how much of what I like is actually what I like?
4. DON'T FALL BACK ON ANYTHING
"I'm keeping my options open" <- Usually rooted in insecurity. I know what I'm built for, and anything other than that isn't an option, and compromise is an alluring rut to fall into. If I want it bad enough, it will happen. End of story.
THAT BEING SAID
My life is awesome, with high highs, and low lows, but it's all manageable due to these values. They've been the universal foundation I've been building my unique identity on. I want to encourage YOU to adopt these values to refine your life's foundation so you can build YOUR awesome life.
FIND YOUR MOTIVATION
My motivation for living an awesome life is to honor God by chasing the potential He gave me. What's yours?