“Life is What You Make It.”

You’ve probably heard that phrase so many times in modern culture that you just don’t listen to it anymore; it has become just some words in the background of your busy life. It’s used by advertisers, children’s TV shows, sports commentators and of course banged out on social media and often with pretty pictures.

The intent of course is to inspire you to buy a product or at least feel better about it and yourself and often by normal people who hope to inspire someone else or at least lift their moment. But over use has made it bland and it has lost its impact.

The challenge for writers, especially writers of self development books is finding a way to motivate people who read their books without using cliche’s that have become part of the background noise of life.

Because . . . . the phrase itself although over-used is still true. At its heart are simple things;

Make good decisions.
Take appropriate action.
Communicate effectively.

Learn to do these things better and your life gets better. Learn to do these things amazingly well and guess what happens to your life?

The most important person you communicate with is yourself. Remember that; if you recall nothing else over the next few days. Get your internal communication right and you can take on anything.

Of course I’m going to ask you to use my book to help you get the life that you want, but you don’t have to as there are lots of resources from other writers who offer different approaches and ideas. Find the one that connects with you and use it. 

This is me promoting my book; Creating A Wonderful Life is written in an easy to read style with no flammary, no smoke and mirrors, no lengthy unnecessary explanations, no filling up with flowery prose; just straightforward things to do that will make your life wonderful. Follow through with the actions and your life will get better. Available on Amazon (cut and paste this link http://ow.ly/XlHs30fD4nd), eBay and in good book stores worldwide. End of advertisement 🙂

Most people do not get what they want in life, because they give in when they hit a challenge that seems too difficult to get over. Their energy and enthusiasm hit a low and all they’ve really done is changed life’s routines  (don’t get me wrong it’s nearly always a better routine). “Giving in” is your emotional response to a situation that allows you to accept the new normality and carry on with your life. 

However, sometimes giving in can be the right response; for example allowing one of “life’s” occasional storms to move on and enable calmness to return so that you can continue with normal life. This then becomes a pause and not an end; bear that piece of wisdom in mind next time your world goes bonkers (either at work, family or in the bigger world).

Life is a series of phases for you to negotiate and in time, all of them will pass. 

The only thing I ask is for is commitment; in fact it’s the only thing in life that truly matters. If you start, you must finish. Your life is really what you make it. Once you realize that simple truth you begin to take control of events and your future.

Some people and you may know one (you may even be one) love the beginning of new things and they are full of energy. The excitement of something new, the thrill of new experiences, people and things seems to drive them; but once the initial high energy phase is over “like a butterfly” they lose interest and look around for something new to get excited about. The biggest failing that some people experience is not following through. Sure it’s great starting with enthusiasm and high energy; but the trick is to maintain that activity and you can learn how not to give up in my book Creating A Wonderful Life. 

What you do everyday really makes a difference. What you do only once changes only that moment.

Life is what you make it. Did you understand what it means to you now ? Are you able to look at that cliche’ with new eyes and a more determined approach now?

When do you want to start making your life wonderful?

Originally published at creating-a-wonderful-life.blogspot.co.uk