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7 SECRETS To A Great Life

By Jacklyn | October 30, 2007

By: Kathy Gates, Professional Life Coach

A great life doesn’t happen by accident. A great life is the result of allocating your time, energy, thoughts, and hard work towards what you want your life to be. A great life is the result of using the 24/7 you get in a creative and thoughtful way, instead of just what comes next. Customize these “secrets” to fit your own needs and style, and start creating your own great life today!

1. S – Simplify.

A great life is the result of simplifying your life. People often misinterpret what simplify means. It’s not a way to remove work from your life. When you focus on simplifying your life, you free up energy and time for the work that you enjoy and the purpose for which you are here. In order to create a great life, you will have to make room for it in yours first.

2. E – Effort.

A great life is the result of your best effort. Creating a great life requires that you make some adjustments. It may mean re-evaluating how you spend your time, or choosing to spend your money in a different way. It may mean looking for new ways to spend your energy that coincide with your particular definition of a great life. Life will reward your best effort.

3. C – Create Priorities.

A great life is the result of creating priorities. It’s easy to spend your days just responding to the next thing that gets your attention, instead of intentionally using the time, energy and money you have in a way that’s important to you. Focus on removing the obstacles that get in the way of you making sure you are honoring your priorities.

4. R – Reserves.

A great life is the result of having reserves – reserves of things, time, space, energy, money, love. Simplify first in order to find a reserve, then build on that. For example, in order to find a reserve of time, first simplify by delegating a task to someone else, or simply dumping the task if it’s no longer important. With reserves, you are able to live your life looking forward instead of always digging yourself out of a hole.

5. E – Eliminate distractions.

A great life is the result of eliminating distractions. Up to 75% of your mental energy can be tied up in things that are draining and distracting you. Eliminating distractions can be a difficult concept to many people, since they haven’t really considered that there is another way to live. Look around at someone’s life that you admire. What do they do that you would like to incorporate into your own life? Ask them how they did it. Find ways to free up your mental energy for things that are more important to you.

6. T – Thoughts.

A great life is the result of controlling your thoughts so that you accept and allow for the possibility that it actually can happen to you! Your belief in the outcome will directly dictate how successful you are. Motivated people have specific goals and look for ways to achieve them. Believing there is a solution to the same old problems you encounter year after year is vitally important to creating a life that you love. Whatever you think and believe, you create. Listen to what you’re telling yourself, and adjust that voice if you need to.

7. S – Start!

A great life is the result of starting. There’s the old saying everyone’s familiar with “a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” In order to even move from the couch to the refrigerator, you have to start. There’s no better time to start than today. Don’t wait for a raise, or until the kids get older, or the weather is better. Today, right now, is the right day to start to take a step in the direction of your heart’s desires. It’s what you do TODAY that will make a difference in your life tomorrow.

About The Author
Kathy Gates is a Professional Life Coach in Scottsdale Arizona. What is Life Coaching? I help people become better satisfied with their lives by making some changes, or pursuing a goal. Visit www.reallifecoach.com for information, products and services and sign up for her free newsletter

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Topics: Motivation, Personal Development | 6 Comments »

6 Responses to “7 SECRETS To A Great Life”

  1. Gallivanter Says:
    November 5th, 2007 at 2:58 pm

    Nice one. Thanks for sharing. :-)

  2. Jacklyn Says:
    November 9th, 2007 at 1:45 am

    Hi Gallivanter,
    Welcome to my blog! Feel free to join in our conversations and share your views.


  3. walter Says:
    November 10th, 2007 at 8:17 am

    Great advice that works! I think its a nice use of the acronym SECRET too. Speaking of which my wife and I are currently reading this book “The Secret” by Rhonda Byrne about the power of visualisation and positive thinking. Interesting stuff which generated a lot of debate online.

  4. Jacklyn Says:
    November 12th, 2007 at 12:30 pm

    Thanks Walter. How has your health been doing? Hope you’ve gotton over it and back to pink of health again! As for myself, I’ve been going through very detailed checks and scan on my heart as I experienced some chest pain after my China trip. Health is still the No.1 priority in life!

    Coming back to ‘The Secret’, I’m a true believer in the law of attraction. I’ve applied visualization, conscious positive thoughts, gratitude and constantly manifesting desired outcome,.. it works! It definitely affect my decisions, actions and move in the right direction getting myself nearer to where I want to be.

    Apply it and you’ll be fascinated by the results.

  5. doris Says:
    November 15th, 2007 at 5:55 pm

    Jac, I met Stuart two days ago and heard about your coming op. Just wanna send you God’s blessings. You take good care k?

  6. Jacklyn Says:
    November 22nd, 2007 at 9:12 am

    Thanks Doris. You take care too!