Whether you're remodeling your house or your life, you need to make effort. In particular, you need to keep your long-term goals in mind, which usually means de-emphasizing your short-term impulses. But if you frame this as "delaying gratification," you're making things harder for yourself than they need to be. Plus, you're missing the gratification that's right in front of you.
Ever have the feeling that there's more to lifethan you're getting out of it?
Or that a part of you is trapped inside?
Do you feel like something's wrong, but you don't know what?
Or you know exactly what's wrong! But you don't know where to begin?
Maybe you're even "successful" and you're "supposed" to be happy…
Then you're probably looking for a Right Life!
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Looking to start the new year on the right foot and make some positive changes in your life? Whether you're just looking to improve one area of your life or you're seeking a long-term, deep sense of satisfaction and fulfillment in your life, you really need to consider the multiple factors influencing your wellbeing, and who you are at your core. Here's an overview of what a Right Life is all about, which serves as a good introduction to my eBook and audiobook—The Right Life Guide: Start Crafting the Rich, Fulfilling Life You Want—now available for free download right here on the website.
Addictions and other compulsive behaviors—ones you’d rather not engage in, but have trouble stopping—are a universal problem, and you're especially likely to encounter them when you're trying to make changes in your life. They epitomize the struggle between the primitive and human-specific parts of your brain that you need to negotiate, all the time, if you want to cultivate a Right Life. People’s natural tendency is either to face off with their addictions like they’re an opponent or run away from them but, as is usually the case, what comes easiest isn't the best approach.
Part of your brain's job is to provide you with a sense of self, and identifying with it comes naturally. Holding tightly to an identity, though, whether it's yours as an individual or that of a certain group you belong to, shuts you in as much as it shuts others out. That keeps you from thriving. It doesn't take much to begin to see through the illusion, though.