01 April, 2015

HOW TO START LIVING THE LIFE YOU WANT

How to Start Living The Life You Want

Happy April everyone! Spring is here and I feel inspired to share a few thoughts on how to really live the life you want. Over the last few months I've changed my outlook on the future, I feel optimistic, excited, nervous and scared but all the while knowing I'm working towards living the life that I really want. Is it easy? No but nothing that we want in life is! I hope these few thoughts make you feel motivated to pursue the things that you want in life too :)

Create your own luck


I don't believe luck just falls into peoples laps, it may seem like some people have everything falling into place but in reality you have to create your own luck. Start doing things that attracts the people that you admire, the industry you want to follow or plan the places you want to go. Opportunities are out there for us to grab, not handed to us so just go for it!

Stop comparing & focus on yourself


Nothing will kill your buzz than looking at someone's else life or possessions. Feeling jealous or bitter are wasted feelings. I used to look at other people's careers and feel sad I wasn't able to do the dream job that I wanted. Instead of feeling discouraged I decided to start building on my dreams, focusing on my needs and how I can achieve what I want to make my future amazing. We won't get anywhere if we live in the shadows of others.

Just start


So many times in the past I would put things off, wait for another day but never got round to doing it. When I realised I wanted to set up my own business, I literally got down to business. I wrote out a business plan, currently working on designing and building my website and investing in the equipment and tools that I need. Once you gain momentum, you will continue to stride towards achieving your goals and dreams sooner rather than later.

Hard work pays off


Opportunities comes to those who work for it. If you want to travel more, buy your own place or pursue a new career, you have to set the wheels in motion to make some sacrifices, save up, look at ways to change the way you currently live to work towards the life you want to live. I know I won't get business from sitting around waiting for the phone to ring, we have to work damn hard before we can reap the rewards.

Having a positive mindset


I know it's not easy to just start thinking positive but honestly having an optimistic outlook in life makes all the difference. Instead of seeing things as obstacles, start looking at solutions, how I can make things work for me? Try and turn a bad situation into a good one. I know it's easy to complain and see life as being unfair but I always try and look at ways to see things positively. Want that pay rise? Ask for it! Life isn't easy sometimes but having a positive outlook makes it much more enjoyable and you will attract like minded people :)


What helps you to live the life you want?


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46 comments

  1. I love these points! A reminder all of us could do with I think :) x

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  2. victoria_blogs1 April 2015 at 16:53

    Absolutely couldn't agree more with these points lovely, I've always been a firm believer in making your own luck and working hard to achieve things you really want in life instead of waiting for things to "just happen"

    Great post doll!

    Vic

    www.apartmentnumber4.com

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  3. Loved this!!! I totally agree with you and I felt really inspired after reading the post.

    I'm trying really hard to be positive especially since the start of 2015 and I'm already seeing changes, so I think that is really important.

    Kisses, Kali
    www.kalisinspiration.com

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  4. Definitely agree with these! I'm all about trying to take as many opportunities as possible. I like to get involved in heaps of stuff with work, all the better to gain the experience. It's the same with the blog, I debated for ages starting but soooo glad I did! x

    Jasmin Charlotte | UK Lifestyle Blog

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  5. Great post! Being organised helps me, keeps me motivated and not get overwhelmed with what needs doing. Love ticking things off my to do list! Also having a break, treating myself to a quick read or knitting session makes me feel like I'm not always striving to get things done and makes me happier. Lastly asking for help, getting feedback and just having someone being supportive :)

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  6. LOVE this, and so glad someone else shares my 'you create your own luck' motto. Not many do!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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  7. I agree with all of these points so, so much! I definitely agree that you create your own luck, that people don't/do deserve certain things in life. It is not going to be easy to create the life you want, but the power is definitely in your hands. x

    nueyork.blogspot.com

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  8. The second and third points are really the stuff I've been trying to do in my life. You wrote down some very good advice, thanks so much for sharing! Definitely will be keeping this post in mind and saving it. <3

    THOUGHTS IN TIFFANY BLUE

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  9. I am definitely terrible at comparing myself to others. I do this waaay too often and it only ends with making you feel like shit!

    Tegan xx - Permanent Procrastination

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  10. Oh if I could quit comparing myself to others I would be much better off. But i always compare, especially other bloggers!

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  11. These are great tips, often times the only thing holding you back from your dream is yourself and your fear of failing/rejection but the only thing for certain in life is that if you don't try - nothing will happen at all!

    C O C O N I C O L E • Fashion Lifestyle Design

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  12. These are lovely tips hanhabelle! I think having a positive mindset is most important!

    G.J - A Personal Style, Beauty & Lifestyle blog.

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  13. Great article lovely and I hope it's all heading in the right direction for your dreams x

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  14. All of these are awesome :) I love the "just start" one - it's so easy to start doubting or questioning your dream or goal before you've actually even taken a step towards it, and that's the worst. I also adore the quote "remember why you started" which is a good thing to remember along the way! Great post and thoughts.

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  15. This was so inspiring and I'm currently trying to change the way I live my life and introduce more positivity. Have you read/watched The Secret? It's definitely helping me get rid of negative thoughts as I do really believe in the law of attraction now, but getting use dot living that way can definitely be tough to get used to at first x

    Beauty with charm

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  16. Thanks Sophie! Yes definitely :)

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  17. Absolutely, we all have to create our own luck. There is no point wishing for things to happen when we can go out there and make it happen! So glad you liked it Victoria :)

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  18. That's so nice to hear Kali, I'm really happy it inspired you! Yes thinking positive really makes a big difference, once you start thinking positive you forget about being negative.

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  19. That's great to hear Jasmin! Sounds like you're really taking advantage of every opportunity, life is all about different experiences :)

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  20. Thanks Hai! Yes being organised is a really satisfying feeling. Also making time to do the things you enjoy reminds us to enjoy life :)

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  21. Thanks Annabel, yes definitely we have to make our own luck :)

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  22. I love your last comment, I agree it won't be easy but we are in control of how we choose to live our lives. xx

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  23. Thats great Joanne, really pleased you enjoyed it :) xx

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  24. I know I used to be the same but now I try and not let myself get caught up and compared my life to others, everyone are at different stages in their lives and it doesn't make sense to compared! xx

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  25. I know it seems like the natural thing to do to compare ourselves but I always think, what are they doing better? How can i make those changes in my life :)

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  26. Absolutely, we are in control of our destiny and future, we have to try otherwise we just live with regret!
    Thanks for reading Nicole :)

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  27. Thanks Georgia! yes thinking positive really makes all the difference :)

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  28. Thanks love for commenting all the way from the far east! x

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  29. Yes so many times we doubt ourselves before we've even started, I know I do but you really have to push past those fears and put yourself out there. That feeling of fear actually shows we want it even more! That's a great quote, I have to remember that one :) thanks Kie xx

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  30. Thanks Alina, being positive really is a big factor in determining our own happiness and success. I haven't read it but been meaning to download it. can definarly see the theory behind the law of attraction, I like people to think I have positive energy when I'm around them :)

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  31. My biggest tool to start living the life I picture is to plan it. It sounds super redundant, but if I want to do things like travel, explore new parts of my city, grow my blog, I write out the steps to get there and plot them on a timeline. It helps me to understand what sort of task I'm taking on, and makes each project seem way less daunting!

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  32. Definitely agree with you on all of this. Very inspiring post!


    hannie,
    chapters like this

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  33. Yes I like a girl with a plan! I'm all about writing things down to help see where you want to go, it definitely makes each task less daunting like you said!

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  34. You're so right. It was that long ago when I realized how bad it was to keep comparing myself with others, specially because none of us have had the same opportunities or made the same effort. I started to see it more like being inspired by others to try to achieve my own goals. And of course, being positive always helps! :)

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  35. I love your inspiring posts Hanh! You're absolutely right that hoping for things or dreaming about them is not enough, we have to make things happen! x
    Kate Louise Blogs

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  36. 1. Being positive and motivated
    2. We're all responsible for our own life
    3. Just do it

    (:

    Thanks for your tips!
    Nati xx

    www.simplyartdicted.com

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  37. Absoultly hun, I know it's hard not to compare outselves but like you said when we see it more of an inspiration and work on our own goals, it doesn't feel so bad :) xx

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  38. Thanks Kate! Yes starting off with a dream is good but when we start taking steps to to make them happen, that's when we're really working towards our dream :)

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  39. I love all your points! Thanks for reading Nati :)

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  40. Oh Hanh, I literally feel like this could have been written for me/written by me. I feel exactly the same as you, and each and every one of these points are so unbelievably spot on. Having left my job to persue my dream at the beginning of the year, I can relate to this entire post like you wouldn't believe. Amazing post hun! :)


    Elle
    www.theellenextdoor.com
    xx

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  41. I'm so glad you related to this post Elle, it's so nice to read others are on the same wave length. I really admire you following your goals and dreams, such an inspiration to me too :) thanks for reading hun xx

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  42. the 'just start' thing is pretty key. there's no point waiting for the 'perfect time' or holding off any longer on things you want to do. make the time you start, the perfect time.

    jenn

    A Beautiful Zen

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  43. You're right Jenn, there is no perfect time. I'm quite impatience so I like to start things as soon as!

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  44. Loved this post so much. Sometimes we just get stuck waiting for the exact right moment to come... and that moment just doesn't exist. We make it. There will be always things against us, no matter what.

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  45. Glad you liked it Carla, your right - there is no perfect time we just have to find time and just do the things we want. Thank you so much! xx

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