The choice is yours. You can make a living or make a life. When you make a living, you focus on survival. When you make a life, you focus on your dreams. Never become so busy making a living that you ignore making a life.
Six important principles assist you in making a life.
Principle One: Live as if you are a great person. Living as a great person is living as if your dreams are possible and working each day to make them happen. Living as if is the only way you will ever become great. When you practice being great each day of your life, it’s inevitable that one day you will become great.
Principle Two: Be transformed by the renewing of your mind. The mind is the door through which you enter the world of personal transformation. When you make a life, you first make it happen in your mind. Renew your mind daily with new thoughts, and renew your life daily with new actions. The road to your dreams is always being built with new thoughts and new actions.
Principle Three: Achieve excellence in at least one area of your life. You don’t need to be like everyone else. You don’t need to be like anyone else. You only need to be yourself. Be excellent.
Principle Four: Adopt zero tolerance to negative thinking. Negative thinking is a mind poison that erases your dreams and insures your membership in the Life Long Disoriented. Don’t tolerate negativity in any form or to any degree. Don’t think it. Don’t say it. Don’t write it. Don’t infer it. Don’t agree with it. It’s always wrong. It’s never right. It always makes your life worse. It never makes your life better.
Principle Five: Don’t accept any limitations. There is no reason to place limits on any worthwhile objective before you try to make it happen. Limitations reflect your beliefs regarding what is possible. Beliefs are subject to change, and therefore, limitations are subject to change. Eliminate your limitations by acting as if your dreams are possible, and acting as if you cannot fail.
Principle Six: Never quit working on your dreams. If you keep your dreams alive, they will keep you alive. They will infuse you with life and enthusiasm. Live with passion. Be fully alive each day.
The Owner's Manual for Your Mind contains thirty-one Change Principles that empower you to make a life. You no longer worship at the altar of security, content to only make a living. The Change Principles show you how to make a life. Don't timidly tiptoe through life waiting to go for your dreams. Don't wait for your dreams to make themselves to come true. You have only one life. The clock is ticking, there are no timeouts, and there is nothing to wait for. Today is the only day you can make your dreams happen. Seize the day. Live as if you are a great person. Renew you mind. Achieve excellence in at least one area of your life. Adopt zero tolerance to negative thinking. Don't accept any limitations. Never quit working on your dreams.