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7 Action Steps to a Great Life

A great life doesn’t happen by chance. It’s the result of having goals and skillfully allocating your resources in order to reach them. These resources include your thoughts, time, and energy.

Ultimately, a great life comes from taking the 24 hours you’re given each day and using them in a wise manner. This is more effective than just dealing with the next item on your endless list of chores or reacting to what’s happening around you.

The key is in being proactive to create the life you desire.

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Consider making these action steps a part of your daily routine:

  1. Get started. Avoid waiting for the perfect time or you’ll be waiting forever. It may be tempting to keep putting things off until you reach some milestone. But instead, take the first step to realizing your success and start now.
  2. Create an excess of everything valuable. A great life is largely the result of having more than you absolutely need. No – not money. You can apply this concept to time, money, fun, space, energy, love, friends, and anything else that matters to you.
  • What if you saved 5 years of living expenses and had 3 days a week to do what you want?
  • Can you imagine making 5 times the amount of money you need to pay your bills and getting to enjoy your life?
  1. Simplify your life. Eliminate the things from your life that aren’t bringing you enjoyment or contributing to your success. Everything else is a distraction. By doing this, you free up the time and energy to focus on the important stuff.
  2. Give the most important items in your life the highest priority. Consider the people you know that seem to constantly struggle. You’ll likely see that their priorities aren’t leading them to success. If you focus on irrelevant things, your life doesn’t move in a positive direction.


  • If you accurately prioritize and allocate your resources accordingly, success will be just around the corner.
  • Choose the life you want. The only alternative is to rely on random luck.

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  1. Remove the superfluous from your life. How many things in your life are physically and emotionally draining? Do everything you can to eliminate the distractions in your life and your energy level and productivity will soar.
  2. Strive for excellence. Great lives come from great effort. Are you spending your time and money in the best way possible? Your best effort isn’t simply “trying really hard.” It’s also doing your best to figure out where to focus your energy. Be effective and efficient.


  1. Control your thinking. Taking charge of your thoughts is a huge priority. If you look at most of the previous tips, they’re about making it easier to control your thoughts.
  • Simplifying, having priorities, and removing distractions will all help you to control your thoughts. The more time you can spend focusing on your goals, finding solutions, and believing, the more successful you’ll become.

Success is the result of simplifying, focusing your resources, and controlling your thoughts. You already have everything you need to get started. The other things you require will be found along the way.

Start implementing these ideas today. They’re the backbone for creating a life you’ll love.

Let’s Talk About It:
Which of these steps could you start implementing right this moment?
What changes do you need to make to attain your personal and / or professional goals?

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Melanie (@melaniemiddle1)

Thursday 29th of January 2015

SO many great tips. Simplifying is something I struggle with and desperately need. In my mind and also in my physical space. We are surrounded by so much stuff and it's really getting to me. Time to clean house. Literally.


Wednesday 28th of January 2015

These are some great tips. I really needed to read this today because it just seems like each day there is some new challenge popping up in my world. Your post is very encouraging.

Yona Williams

Tuesday 27th of January 2015

I am guilty of procrastination and thinking that there is a better time to accomplish a certain goal. It's so easy to keep saying I'll do X,Y,Z 'tomorrow,' 'next week,' 'next month…' and so forth. I really have to get into the habit of getting right to it. Being more productive (especially when it comes to work) is one of my resolutions for the New Year.


Tuesday 27th of January 2015

I agree by removing everything that is emotional and physically draining can make a huge difference although life tend to through things at you like this that is unavoidable. Also by spending my time and money on things that matter is a huge thing for me. Also by having priorities is big as well. I guess I have to say that I agree with everything in your post haha.

Rena McDaniel-Alz Caregiver

Tuesday 27th of January 2015

These are all such great tips. My husband and I are working towards a common goal and this is for our retirement. This includes staying healthy, saving money and planning to live the life we want to live when the opportunity arises. Right now I am my mom's caregiver because she has Alzheimer's and while some may see this as a hindrance I see it as a way to spend as much time with her as I can before she has to leave me. Then and only then will I begin to live the life the way I want and that will be traveling all over!

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