Blueprint for Living a You-Inspired Life
What are the foundations for creating a You-Inspired Life? Dr. Wayne Dyer, affectionately referred to as The Father of Motivation by his beloved fans, designed specific principles to living a life full of inspiration, freedom, and joy. In this article, Jenny applies his 6 Key Principles to ways you can move towards living an inspired life in the home of your dreams!
Principle #1: Be Independent of the Good Opinions of Others
All the incredible people in your life, whom you’ve gleaned inspiration from over the course of your life most likely care about you and want the best for you. However, chances are, they are also going to have a thing or two to say about how you should and shouldn’t live your life. While well-intentioned, it is still your life, not theirs.
It’s important to maintain your independence,
hold true to your uniqueness and say “thank you, but no thank you”
when those loving, caring people “should” on you.
Principle #2: Be Willing to
Accept the Disapproval of Others
Ok, so let’s be honest. One of those loving, caring people is eventually going to come over to your new home, your DREAM home that was designed exclusively for YOU. Chances are they’re not going to feel as “inspired” by everything in your home as you feel. That’s ok. Take a deep breath and surrender to the acceptance that though they may disapprove, you’re the one who gets to live your dream life in your dream home; and thank God for that!
Principle #3: Stay Detached from Outcomes
When we cling to our idea of an outcome, we often times shut down the possibility to create an outcome greater than we originally anticipated. This may sound counter intuitive, but humans have a tendency to create a ceiling for their dreams far lower than could be realized.
Sometimes we need the support of others who encourage us to dream bigger. Working with an experienced designer whose focus is on YOU will help you to get clear on your truest desires. By offering suggestions of the varying spaces jenny has created in the past, you may learn of a possibility you never even knew existed.
Principle #4: Know That We Need Nothing to Be Inspired
This one is kinda cool because it reminds us that we can create inspiration where inspiration did not previously exist. Sometimes your options are limited and you don’t get to buy the property that inspires you the most. It’s Jenny's job to help you find the beauty in your choice, even if it wasn't your first choice, by working the positives to turn that ugly-duckling lot into a swan of a home. You truly can be amazed by a reality that something that was once uninspiring can become inspired!
Principle #5: Don’t Die Wondering
Now this one is huge! According to Bronnie Ware, a palliative nurse from Australia and Author of international bestseller The Top Five Regrets of the Dying, the number one regret of people on their deathbed is…“I wish I'd had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.”
Yikes! That hits home, literally! Now imagine you made the commitment to yourself to live your life by taking action on the things that inspire YOU! It’s not enough to just be aware of your inspiration, you MUST take action and move towards the inspiration and this takes a surprising amount of courage.
There are many forms of resistance that are going to try to stop you from living your truest life: the loving, caring people who unintentionally “should” on you, your inner critic who tells you you can’t, and unhealthy belief systems that create ceilings far too low for our full gamut of self-expression. We are faced with challenges and judgments, limitations, beliefs and disbeliefs that can amount to a life of regret in our final days, but we don’t have to. Follow your own compass. How do you want to live? What does your ideal life look like?
“Tell me, what is it you plan to do,
with your one wild and precious life?”
- Mary Oliver
Principle #6: Remember That Our Desires Won’t Arrive by Our Schedule
This last one is a tough pill to swallow. Creating a You-Inspired Life is going to require incremental changes in behavior to develop new habits. You will take small steps that will sometimes be backwards and often times sideways. You will need patience for yourself and everyone along for the ride in your journey.
It also goes without saying that building a home requires patience, as home construction is notorious for taking longer than expected. There are going to be days when you see no advancement on the build site. Can you remain calm and have faith that everything is working out exactly as it ought to? The way Jenny sees it and it is best to approach your dream home, a bit of patience now will pay off dividends down the road, allowing the process the time it needs for your home to be built right.
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