This week it came to me that I live the ideal life; this is my ideal life. What counts in life is that it’s yours, not someone Else’s. As a child I thought I had to please my mom, dad, brothers, pastor, boss etc. This list could go on and on.
How many of us think our ideal life is something we read out of a book? We need to realize that we define our own ideal life. We need to stop letting our parents, grandparents, friends, or the world outside tell us what is ideal. I thought about this a lot over the summer – when you ride a motorcycle for 30 days over 7,000 miles, you get to spend a lot of time with yourself, thinking.
As a teen, I remember a speaker saying that teens, at some point, need their space. They want to spend time alone and that was true. I did want to spend time alone. Of course, that is when I learned the art of meditation: thinking through things and having my mind ready for the things in life I wanted or didn’t want to do.
So while on my motorcycle trip, the thinking started.
What is so great about my life, what do I want to do next, where do I see myself in 5 years?
Sound familiar? These are the questions asked of us all that come from people outside of ourselves. I did the thinking on what words I’m telling myself about what I want – that “self-talk” thing – because I know the words I speak to myself, become the seeds which I plant in my mind. These seeds make me take the actions that create my tomorrow.
With this thinking, I’m sure some of you are asking yourself what your ideal life is. I realize in my own life that I’m “Living the Dream”, a phrase I got from my friend, Nathan. This was something Nate mentioned to me at a mens breakfast prayer group I had co-hosted a few years ago. So I started saying it too and before I knew it doors opened up to “Live the Dream” myself. Looking back, I have to say there are seven things that would define me and define my life as “My Ideal Life.”
Before I share those seven things I will state they are what make my life ideal. You have to put those things that make your life ideal together for yourself. Then decide if you are living your ideal life or if you need to start a list of things to work on to make your life ideal. I did ask for my friends’ input on this topic over the week of what makes their life ideal and I’ll share them later in the series.
Over the next seven days I will share the things I found to make my world, life and surroundings ideal. I hope in your reading you find ideal for you. Join us tomorrow as we set the stage to reinvention and always working on this ideal life.
I’m Tim Gillette, the Rocker Life Coach. It’s time to live your dream, to love what you do and those you share life with. Get ready to be a RockStar in your world.