5 Key Principles to Living a Fulfilled Life
In my quest to improve lives, I’ve had the opportunity to interview and work with thousands of clients. I always want to know what brought them to me. Why now? What other resources have they tapped into. Why are they still not finding what they are looking for?
What I most often hear that is so desperately wanted are:
-I want to live pain free (physical, mental, emotion).
-I want freedom and fulfillment.
-I want to make a difference.
So what is it that keeps so many of us living in limbo? It’s interesting that in a world with so many resources and constant stimulation, we find ourselves living in lack, feeling lonely and in quiet desperation.
You see, we often look outside of us to find the answers that we are seeking. We think that a bigger house, a newer car, a younger or fitter spouse, more money in the bank or a new career/job is going to take the pain and lack of joy away. The truth is that we are so disconnected from who we are and what we want, that we don’t realize that love, happiness, significance and abundance are all at our fingertips. If we just tuned in and eliminated the endless chatter and disruptions we face hundreds of times per day, we may just find it once and for all.
In my one-to-one coaching system, my client has to go through a physical, mental and emotional fast. Meaning, first we work on you and then on what your goals are. If you are not mentally, physically and emotional healthy, all the success and accolades in the world aren’t going to bring that into balance. In fact, you run the risk of losing everything.
Here are 5 key principles to living a healthy, joyful, abundant and fulfilled life:
You must have definiteness of purpose. I find that most people know what they don’t want, but struggle to describe what their ideal life looks like. Who are they on the BE level? What do they want to do? What do they want to have? What impact do they want to have on the world?
Self-mastery. This is about self control of thoughts, emotions, etc. The most successful people have mastered their minds and bodies. They do what needs to be done regardless of how painful and uncomfortable it gets.
Time management. A wise person once said, “if you fail to prepare, be prepared to fail”. We need to prime ourselves each and every day. I use the first hour of my day as my hour of power. This is where you set the tone to your day. You can meditate, visualize, exercise, read, etc. I don’t have to tell you what to do. I can tell you what not to do…like jump on your phone first thing upon waking. We roam around like zombies hypnotized by our “cell phones”. They are called that because we are a prisoner to them. Manage your time. Set your phone aside. Do the most daunting tasks first and as early as possible.
Learn from mistakes and failures. Failures aren’t all bad. There is always an equal or greater learning opportunity. The thing is, that we’ve been conditioned to think that we can’t or shouldn’t make mistakes. That’s impossible! Mistakes and failures teach us when we need to re-adjust our sails.
Your circle can make you or break you. It is a very well known fact that the five people you spend most of your time with are the biggest influences in your life. Do an audit. Who is needs to go? Learning to let people in and let people go is an art we must master, however uncomfortable it may be.
Are you ready to level up your life and get on the fast track to success, joy and fulfillment? I hope you are. If you need guidance, reach out to me. We can schedule a 15 minute complementary call and get you on your way to living a life of purpose and certainty.
Dr. Aixa Goodrich
*I work with individuals and companies that want to level up.