10 Going from Simply Existing to Fully Living Life

Do you watch the days roll by without much fun or excitement? We all get stuck in a rut sometimes. We go through the motions, doing what we’re supposed to be doing without questioning things or changing them up. We’re all guilty of this at some point or another. We get into a comfortable routine and are afraid to step outside of our comfort zone and try something new. While that may be a safe and secure way to live life, we end up spending our time merely existing instead of truly living life to the fullest.

The key to moving from letting the days pass you by to creating a meaningful life that you’ll look back on with pride is intention and purpose. That’s it. You simply have to step in, take control, and figure out what you want your life to be. Sounds pretty easy, doesn’t it?

Of course that’s easier said than done. If it wasn’t, there would be no reason to run this 30 day challenge, and there wouldn’t be bestselling books written on the topic. The biggest problem is that we’re all very good at coming up with excuses about why we can’t do what we actually would like to do. We come up with the excuses because they keep us safe. They keep us from trying new things and taking risks. They keep us from having to deal with possible disappointment.

There are things you want to do in life but maybe you’re too shy or embarrassed because you’re overweight or your hair is red or you have pimples or…the list goes on and on. I’m sure you have one of these that’s a mile long.

The difference between existing and living is in the DOING! Who cares if you’re a little out of shape and overweight? Who cares if you’re doing something by yourself because you don’t have a group of friends interested in the same things you are. Who cares if everyone around you has an opinion about what you’re doing. Do it anyway!

Learn to feel good about yourself, gain some confidence, love yourself, and just do the things you love. Start truly living your life to the fullest instead of simply existing. Trust me, it is well worth the risk. One way to get over the fear of the unknown and step out of your comfort zone is asking yourself “What’s the worst that could happen?” Often the worst scenario you can possibly imagine isn’t nearly as scary as the unknown. That one little exercise may just do the trick to convince you to give the things you’ve always wanted to do a try. I challenge you to pick one thing, one activity, just something and do it this week. Do it today if you can. Take action and take charge of your life and your purpose.

About Karen

Karen Karsten, CPCC, CAC, has had several business careers, in government, finance, retail and publishing. Each career was a building block that helped her create the life she has now as a coach, writer and executive director of Rich Chicks and Creative Principle of Think You Can LLC.

Her companies, Think You Can (www.thinkyoucan.net) and Rich Chicks (www.richchicks.org) both explore the magic of prosperity and creating clarity about life values. Karen has total faith in the magic of belief. Notice how that works either way: belief of magic, magic of belief. Magic is there—in you, too. Take a moment right now and honor the magic in you.


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