ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

What Are YOU Really Doing With Your Life?

Updated on December 7, 2011

I woke up this morning feeling excellent about the past weekend. I was at a 50th birthday party, a 20th birthday party, and an engagement/birthday get together. All went well. I enjoyed myself tremendously. When I got back from the gym, I heard a lot of news about a number of people.

1.) One person has cancer - has two small children and a wife

2.) One person missed the gym on Thursday - stuck at work. Worst work day ever!

3.) One person was mad because her son was sick and she couldn’t go to the gym

4.) One person is still in the hospital. Been there almost a month.

5.) One person just landed in the hospital. No idea what is wrong!?

6.) One person is going through such a nasty divorce that they cannot even go to work.

That is just the news from my little corner of the world in less than a half a day! Which brings me to my point….

What are you doing with YOUR life?

…are you doing what you love to do for a vocation?

…are you with the person you want to be with?

…are you living, loving, and laughing as much as you want to be?

…are you chasing the dollar just to forget about the important things in life?

The list can go on forever. The question really is, “What are you willing to do to get the life you want?”

…get a new job?

…start (and keep) exercising?

…lose weight (and keep it off)?

…get a divorce?

…get married? (equal time here!)

…get a health checkup?

Once again, the list can go on. When is the last time you actually STOPPED and took account of what you have done, where you are, and where you are headed? I listened to a Youtube video about the debt ceiling dilemma today. It was a great video (minus the expletives!). The person was upset that the government hit 14.6 trillion and they seemed surprised when it happened! Like, how did we get here?! They failed to stop and look! Good thing (for them) they weren’t doing it with their own money! (bad thing for us!)

It would be interesting to look back at your goals and dreams from when you were 20. Look at them. Ask yourself, “Have I accomplished any of them?” How far have you strayed from those childhood dreams? Are you even close?

Here are some worthwhile (in my opinion) tasks to complete:

1.) Write down your dreams from when you were younger

2.) Check all that you have accomplished.

3.) Write down all of your other accomplishments to date.

4.) Write down your new dreams in these areas:

A.) Physical

B.) Spiritual

C.) Financial

D.) Relationships

Now, looking at your new dreams, are you on the road to achieving any of these? How do you get on the right road? That was a question that I had been asking for a long time. We all try to “tweak” our lives a bit, but we always seem to get back on the same path.

Michael Gerber, a business guru, had some great advice. He said, if you are on the wrong road, just STOP going in that direction and turn in the direction you want to go. Does that sound too simple? Is it too hard? Here are some excuses:

1.) It’s too hard

2.) You don’t understand my situation

3.) I have kids

4.) The economy is bad

5.) I am in debt , cannot afford to change jobs now

6.) My kids are in college

7.) I’m too old

8.) I’m to young

9.) I have no time

10.) I’m too busy

11.) It’s too hot

12.) The dog ate my homework (could not resist that one)

What will be your excuse today? What will it take for you to get on the road you want to be on? For me, it took two strokes. I heard it said that life is too short. Well, I believe that a more appropriate saying would be, “Life is too long…to be on the wrong road”. You never know when something could come at you to stop your dreams. You can accumulate all the money in the world, but could be too sick to spend it.

What do you think?

Helen Keller said that life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all. I wish you all the best on your road. As always, you can email me at

loweryourtaxes@soon.com

or just make a comment. Need help? It’s only an email away.




Are You 100% Happy with your current life?

See results

If not, How happy are you?

See results

What would make you 100% happy?

See results

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • profile image

      Sue Hanna 

      6 years ago

      Excellent! Would love to see this posted on the "other" blog as well!

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)