Do you ever:
Find yourself going through the motions, doing the same routine day after day rarely remembering anything truly noteworthy from the day before?
Do you sometimes feel like you have very little to look forward to or that you're not truly enjoying your life?
If any of this feels familiar to you, you are probably living your life on autopilot.
In the hustle and bustle of our busy world, this is not unusual.
While many people live out their entire lives on autopilot (which is truly sad), this is no way to lead a rewarding and successful life.
Thankfully, you can stop living life on autopilot with three simple solutions.
Solution #1: Stop and smell the roses (both figuratively and literally!)
Take time to notice all the little things around you.
Think back to being a child or observe a child in your life and spend even a few short minutes each day viewing the world around you with that sense of wonder and excitement.
Connect with your inner child.
Solution #2: Focus on your short and long-term goals.
Do you still have those?
And if so - have you forgotten them?
Re-write that list and start working on accomplishing your next short-term goal.
Not sure where to start?
Download the free guide: Four Goal-Setting Strategies to Create A Life You Love.
Solution #3: Rekindle your relationship... with YOURSELF.
When was the last time you did something special for yourself?
Set aside a little time to do something different or try something new.
And, remember: self-care is not selfish. It's absolutely critical.
You can't pour from an empty cup.
Ultimately, if you find yourself living life on autopilot, there's usually a reason why.
Your life might be out of balance.
Perhaps it is too stressful, too complicated, too boring, or maybe you have simply subconsciously surrendered your life to the "routine".
Set aside at least one hour this week and really think about your life and how you can shake things up to make things a little more interesting and purpose-filled.
What steps can you take to get back in balance and fall in love with your life again?
One of the biggest causes of people failing to accomplish their goals and feel successful is a lack of clarity.
While we might have a general idea about a goal or direction we want to take in our life, we are often unclear about the specifics.
Think about a photograph.
In order to be clear, the camera lens needs to be in focus.
When the lens is out of focus, the picture will turn out blurry and indistinct.
How many times have you taken a photograph and been disappointed by the result once you realized that the focus was off?
Faces or objects are blurred, maybe even unrecognizable.
You quickly delete and discard it because it was a poor quality picture that did not meet the ideal you had in mind when you took it.
You might scratch it up to experience and try again.
Maybe you blame it on the camera itself.
Ultimately, the quality of the "pictures" that show up in the reality of your life are also largely due to proper focus.
First, the idea must be clearly held in mind.
The result you desire to manifest in your life must be clearly and distinctly created in your imagination.
It must be ‘in focus’ with the components clearly defined, seen, and envisioned.
Second, as you go about the process of ‘doing’ what is necessary to effectuate the picture, you must remain focused on your goal and not allow yourself to get distracted by what is going on in the world around you.
I know this seems very basic and simple in nature.
And, it is.
But, ask someone to describe what they truly desire in their life and most of the time, you will not be able to get a clear description from them.
Perhaps they can offer some generalizations. But, people rarely offer clear specifics.
They lack the clarity to bring their biggest dreams and desires into fruition.
Can you relate?
Another thing individuals who lack clarity often do is simply share what they *don't* want.
Here is an example:
Them: "I want health, wealth and happiness"
Me: "So what does health mean to you?"
Them: "Well, you know, to not be sick."
Me: "So what does wealth mean to you?"
Them: "To not be lacking."
In this example, and I am sure you can think of many others, the picture is unclear and the individual is focused on what is not in it, instead of what is in it.
The trouble with focusing on not being unwell is that you are still focusing on un-wellness, not wellness.
The focus is on lack and limitation and not on abundance and potentiality.
Most people seem to know what they do NOT want.
And, getting crystal clear on what you don't want can be an excellent first step on the path to seeking clarity.
But, too many people stop right there.
Ultimately, you get the picture you have focused on.
How clear and exact are your ideals?
How much desire, longing, and passion is attached to them?
Are they attached to a bigger "why"?
How focused is the image in your mind?
And, is that image focused on what you WANT to bring about rather than what you don't want?
Gain clarity on these questions and watch your life unfold.