Who's Steering Your Sailboat In Life?

Mike Long
 


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Do you have a focused direction in your life? Are you goal-oriented, setting up short and long term goals that you reach quickly and easily? Have you achieved the exact level of success (whatever you personally define that to be) that you wish to have in your life?

If you haven't then stick around. We have a lot to cover.

Too many of us spend our lives huddled in the corner of our little boat, while the winds of life blow our sails in whatever direction they wish. Too many of us look back on our lives when it's too late and wonder “what if".

Taking control of the sails is one of the scariest things we'll ever do in our lives. It seems overwhelming. . . unattainable. . . impossible. . . but it isn't.

However, it is difficult without a plan and a roadmap to follow.

Part of the solution lies in the old adage of “How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time. " A task like taking full control of your life path can seem overwhelming when looked at from a global perspective. It tends to paralyze us with fear, resulting in no action being taken.

Only when you begin to break things down into smaller, more easily digestible pieces, does it become possible to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

Let's face it, as a general rule, we humans fear change. In our modern, high-tech, fast paced society, it's becomes all too easy to settle in to a regular routine and go through our lives in a very similar manner, day to day.

But over time, we notice that our routine is slowly becoming a rut. As more years go by, we dig that rut deeper and deeper, until we get to the end of our lives and find that the rut is no about 6 feet deep.

We're sucked in so slowly, that we often don't notice until it's too late. Have you ever had an elderly family member nearing the end of their life who suddenly becomes bitter and resentful over a life that they didn't fully live? I certainly have.

But some of us begin to wake up before it's too late. We see that we aren't living the life of our dreams; we aren't immersing ourselves in the full, rich, complete experiences that life has to offer. We know that change is necessary, but we don't know where to start.

The place to start is right where you are today. But you simply cannot improve your “whole" self at once. Improvement requires breaking your life down into categories, and focusing on one category at a time.

Ideally, this is a process and a system that can be used for a lifetime. Consistent, focused, incremental improvement in a specific area of your life will yield absolutely astounding results over time.

Are you ready to take the plunge and embark on a lifetime path of continuous improvement?

Mike Long, C. Ht writes a daily blog to help others improve their lives through hypnosis, coaching and creative visualization. You can learn more about him here: http://www.Mike-Long.com

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