As a broke, young, Chicagoan there are so many things I think about having: eloquent dinners at Alinea, an unlimited membership to yogaview, a beautiful home over-looking Lake Shore Drive and down town….
Instead, my world is left over chicken and carrots, in my garden apartment, with the view of other Chicagoan’s feet.
I need more money, more time, and why do I want these things? Because I think it will give me a fun time with my friends, happiness, enjoyment in life and love for what I’m doing…
STOP! h.o.l.d. t.h.e. p.h.o.n.e…
I DO love my life (I get to be in yoga clothes all day), I HAVE fun with my friends (at the local bar for trivia night) and I AM happy. One day I will have those first things I listed above but not because it will make me happy. They are just a part of my goals or bucket list. But they do not make me who I am.
We tend to think:
if we have _____ we can do _____ then we’ll be_____.
money a trip to hawaii happy
a boyfriend fun date activities full of love
In truth its quite the reverse: The way you decide to BE dictates the activities or things you DO which will bring you the things you’ve always wanted to HAVE.
And to think it all starts with the power of choice. You don’t have to find or search for _____. You are the creator. Be what you want. What are you deciding to be today?