A Lifestyle Design Prerequisite: Choice

A Lifestyle Design Prerequisite: Choice

Lifestyle Design sure sounds cool doesn’t it? It gets all the glory of living where you want, doing the things you want to do, and hanging out with who you want to hang out with.

In short, it’s about living your dream life.

I can say, because I’m living it, that it’s real. But in order to get there, there are some serious concepts you have to consider.

The first and foremost of these is choice.

Everything in life is a result of the choices we make – where we live, what kind of job we have, who we surround ourselves with, even our level of health.

Almost everything that we’re currently experiencing is a result of our choices.

For Example

One of the most obvious choices I’ve seen is about where you live. I’ve lived in various parts of the country and I’ve heard people say, “I hate living here”.

Good-LifeMy reply has always been (and always will be), “So why don’t you move to somewhere you do like?”

What follows is a stream of lame excuses that are all rooted in fear. Yep, I said it. People are scared. In this example, I believe that most people are too chicken to move to somewhere they do want to live because they’re afraid.

“But what about my job?”

“What about my house?”

“What about school for my kids?”

Question – do they have jobs, houses, or schools in your dream location? If not, it’s probably not the right place for you. If they do, then why the heck are you staying in a place you “hate” when your dream location is waiting for you?!

Our Happiness is a Direct Result of Our Choices

This is actually a really big topic and we’ll come back to it. Today I mainly just wanted to point out that when you’re intentional about your life (lifestyle design) that choice is and should be your best friend.

Choice is a tool that allows you to decide exactly how you’re going to live your life.

It’s something we all have. We cannot control everything (weather is a great example right Seattle people?) but we can control the choices we make in how we’re going to react.

“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.”     -Viktor Frankl

I’m mostly just feeling preachy right now because I feel that people undervalue the freedom of choice.

How do you want to make money? Where do you want to live? Who do you want to spend your time with? What do you want to do?

All good questions to consider. And, you can choose the perfect answers to all of them.

Lifestyle Design all starts with choice.

The question is, what will you choose?