Over the last few articles I’ve discussed philosophy of life and how it links to ambition and attitude and subsequently on to activity and results. Now I want to link them together to talk about your dream lifestyle. This may sound bizarre, but there’s no reason why you can’t start to live a dream lifestyle starting today. The reason why I say this is because we CAN indeed get into a frame of mind where we think we are already where we want to be and ACT as though we are already there.
Creating Your Dream Lifestyle
The last sentence of the previous paragraph is a philosophy that has been shared with me and many others by a good friend and mentor. In essence what she says is:
“Think as if and go as though”; which means literally think you already HAVE the things you want and live your life in such a way that you already have those things.
So to create your dream lifestyle you need to KNOW what you want and then you can start to create the lifestyle you dream of. How do you do that? Treat every little luxury as just that. Make it special and treat it like it’s the luxury you actually want to experience. As things move forward you will be able to increase the experience to more expensive luxuries and then you start getting used to the feeling that you’re already living a dream lifestyle.
Attitude has a lot to do with this too. If you have an attitude that you have nothing, then you will BELIEVE you have nothing and so the nightmare goes on. The old saying “you are what you think” can be turned around to you think what you are if you don’t develop an attitude of “I’m better than this” and having the belief that you deserve better and live your life as though you HAVE better.
“The mind is everything. What you think you become” – Buddha
Your Attitude Can Determine Your Dream Lifestyle
Your attitude will help to build your dream lifestyle or create your nightmare. Many people believe that their poor attitude to life is due to their low income level and are of the belief that should they miraculously solve their financial problems they would them show the rest of us how to live. This is a fallacy because it’s this attitude that has help them back and prevented them having a happier and more fulfilling existence.
An example of how the attitude of “when I have I will show you” is just a nonsense comes when you observe some people who have that clear attitude and they win a massive amount from a win in the lottery. In some cases, the attitude has led people to “live it up” without control and all the money is unbelievably gone after a short time when they could have lived and partied off the interest alone had they taken care of their new fortune.
Lifestyle has no limitation. It’s not dependant on how much money you have, it’s more something that we live to be happy! To control these feelings you need to start with what you already have and as discussed above you can start by treating something special as a true luxury and moving this up as you progress.
Jim Rohn Writes – “Our lifestyle communicates a clear message about who we are and how we think. Lifestyle is where we go, what we do, and how we feel once we are there.”
When you have an attitude that will determine your feelings and find the ways to bring joy, pleasure, excitement and substance into your life, you will be starting the process of living your dream lifestyle. This goes in line with working towards goals and achieving them and not AFTER achieving these goals.
Having a more abundant existence won’t necessarily mean you will have a more enjoyable lifestyle. You have to live your life according to your values, which will be more inspiring and meaningful as you move on.
Remember to live your dream lifestyle you should start from where you are and think as if you are where you want to be and acting as though you’re already there.
“We are shaped by thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.” – Buddha
To the future,