When all the dust settles do you enjoy life? Think of a time in your life when you were truly happy. I remember as a kid spending an entire summer with my grandparents making homemade ice cream, and spending endless hours starring at the stars. It felt as though anything I could imagine was possible. This invincible feeling began to fade as I grew older replacing imagination with logic, and practicalities. I had to learn like everyone else to survive in a world filled with challenges. But as I grew older, and a little wiser I realized that you can’t accomplish much without imagination. Sometimes it’s easy to get so preoccupied we forget what makes us happy. The purpose here is to provide simple strategies to enjoy life despite the high demands just to survive.
When it comes to enjoying life there are few things more important than understanding what brings out the best in us. When we are at our best everything flows with more rhythm, purpose, and enthusiasm.
Developing your imagination: Your Imagination can do wonders when you know how to harness it, and use it to work in your favor. It can help you visualize how it will feel once you experience a certain dream. Imagination can bring new ideas, new opportunities, and new resources, which could change your lifestyle dramatically.
“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere”.Albert Einstein.
We are all born with an imagination from early on, but many of us lose it along the way. We stop dreaming. We follow our head knowledge without any heart knowledge. We learn to be logical, skeptical, and practical. Which are needed to a certain point, but they can also become unhealthy, unbalanced, and ultimately work against us. The logical mind hates change, and will fight you around every corner to keep things as they are even though positive changes are desperately needed in your life. Without change we become stagnate. So stand up, stir the waters, plant seeds, be extraordinary, plant seeds, and reap the harvest. Without imagination we lose sight of who we are, and get distracted from things that would otherwise improve our life a hundred fold.
Think in terms of benefits: Think about the things you want in your life, then imagine the benefits that will come once you’ve accomplish them. For example:
- How they will improve your lifestyle
- How accomplishing them will free your schedule, so you have more family time, less stress, and more money to do the things you enjoy in life.
Develop a desire for success: Developing a desire for success helps create the energy. and intensity needed to accomplish whatever you set out to do.. This also helps you increase your focus so you don’t lose sight of what you want to achieve. Your imagination is the gate way to your true desires. The reason many don’t enjoy life is because they have no desire to compel them into action. So dream big, and develop your inner drive for success so you enjoy life with more reason behind your ambitions instead of going through the motions.
Stay Motivated: Most of us can muster up something that motivates us for a day, or maybe a week, but how many can stay motivated all year ? Motivation is that inward driving force that pushes us to reach higher in life. You can find an endless supply of websites, books, seminars, and coaches all teaching basically three principles to get motivated.
- Be Positive
- Just do it
- Never give up
This is great advice, but it’s not quite that easy. There’s a little more to it then catchy phrases. Without imagination, a dream, a vision, with a purpose you will not get very far. When you have all of these working together systematically inside of you…… You’ll become unstoppable. You will naturally be at your best creating results that make you very successful. Let’s face it ….When we experience positive results we think better, work better, and feel better which creates the environment to enjoy life more.
Enjoy life despite challenges
Enjoying life is our highest calling. We all know that with any dream comes challenges which is why many avoid them at all cost. There is no magic pill to effortlessly make all our dreams come true without a challenge. However you can eliminate some of them, and make a decision to enjoy life more in the process. Here are some suggestions below.
“Principles to help make life more enjoyable”.
- Don’t be to hard on yourself
- See failure as practice
- Celebrate small victories
- Remove fear & anxiety
- Plan your morning
- Read books
- Give your-self a break
- Avoid procrastination
- Avoid boredom
- Reward your-self
- Think about your strengths
- Find friends who motivate you
- Find ways to learn
- Take a day off
- Learn to enjoy the small things in life
- Prepare your-self for each day
- Learn to live in the moment
- Pray & Meditate
- Give as much as possible to help people
- Be thankful for everything you have
Remember that your imagination opens the door to new ideas, strategies, and what you want in life. Once you have an idea you can build a game plan to accomplish it. This creates the clarity, direction, and intensity needed to put your dreams into action. The end result is more confidence, less stress, and an incredible way to enjoy life like never before