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… this time around.

So you want to make sure you really LIVE IT. “No regrets” is the name of the game. 

So often times we keep ourselves back from truly experiencing life. For example, we confine ourselves to an overly-burdensome work schedule (that seldom yields the desired payoff we expect) yet we trade years of our lives for many late nights sitting at an empty desk in front of a computer screen.

We put off our happiness for some “future date” e.g. “I will take that vacation at the end of the year.” “I will leave this horrible job after I have been here at least 2 years.” “When I have enough money saved, I will start to think about what I really want to do with my life.” Sound familiar?

Why wait to experience all that life has to offer? What are you waiting for? Things do not miraculously get better as you get older. You do not “gain” more time, flexibility or opportunities as the years unfold. You do not gain less obligation as time goes on either. The more set in your ways you become, the harder it usually is to uproot and explore yourself and the world around you.

We mistakenly think our responsibility in life is to everyone else. It is not. Your only responsibility in life is TO YOURSELF. If you do not do the things you want to do because your significant other or parent or friend tells you not to do it, then you have no one to blame but yourself. You are the one in control of your life. No one has control over you unless you give it to them. Why give your power over to anyone to limit your experience of life. As soon as you give control of your life over to someone else, you have lost yourself.

Life is too short to not live it the way you want to. It is too short to not see the world. It is too short to not spend time with those you love. It is too short to sit home night after night in front of the television watching mindless sitcoms. Get yourself off your sofa and get yourself into your life. Explore what that means to you. A unfulfilling life is simply not worth living.

Read more inspiration in Donnalynn’s new Book, “Life Lessons,” click here.

If you would like more information on Emotional Wellbeing and Life Coaching Sessions with Donnalynnclick here.

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Life is too short to NOT love what you do. Period.

But we do it anyway. We plug away unhappily doing things day-in and day-out. We sit at our desks idly pushing paper and responding to emails. We work hard to clear off our desk but not as hard at asking ourselves if we actually enjoy the life we have created for ourselves. We keep plugging away at our unhappiness and telling ourselves that “one day it will be better.” Newsflash… it never gets better until you do something about it. If you stay contented in the position you have put yourself in, then that is what you continue to receive. In essence, you are telling the universe, “oh, don’t worry about me, I do not need change. I am content here. All is good.”

Life is meant to be LIVED. Truly lived and experienced and ENJOYED. There is no waiting for one day to magically appear. There is no waiting to live. The living is now. Why waste precious moments doing anything that you do not love? Why not find what you love and focus on that? Why tell yourself that you can’t do that and make up a whole host of reasons why you are not qualified?

Life is in the living. It happens every day in every moment. While you are sitting back waiting to be happy, remember right now IS your life. If you are not happy in the now, CHANGE THINGS. Don’t wait for a magic miracle in the future. The miracle is happening now.

Read more inspiration in Donnalynn’s new Book, “Life Lessons,” click here.

If you would like more information on Emotional Wellbeing and Life Coaching Sessions with Donnalynnclick here.

If you would like to read some reviews on Donnalynn’s Coachingclick here.

If you would like to schedule a session with Donnalynn, click here.

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