How do you define your lifestyle? In my book, “The Man Who Played the Game,” (2021) I explored this question for executives and other high achievers. The book talked about wanting to be rich and successful and yet not living by that standard. It talked about wanting a big house in the suburbs while working on the beach in Hawaii. And it describes many different lifestyles including the fact that some people love to travel but cannot afford to take vacations.
Life is too short to be unhappy or unsatisfied. We are all born winners. That is a fact. What we do with our lives is up to us. What is your view of winning?
If you don’t want to work, you can be an employee. But what kind of employee are you? Do you want to be a jack-of-all-trades, with skills in many areas, or do you want to be a specialist? Do you want to do everything or do you want to do just a few things?
We all have to choose what we want to do with our lives. There is no right or wrong answer to this question. It is up to each of us to decide what defines our level of satisfaction.
What does “life” mean to you? Is it spending your days working at a dead end job, raising a family and barely having time for yourself? Or do you want to have a large home, lots of cars, a fancy apartment and be a celebrity? Your answers will be different, but they are yours. Just know that the things you do today will define your future tomorrow. That’s why it is so important to live your lifestyle to the fullest.
It is also important to know what kind of life you really want. How long do you want to live? What kind of things would you like to experience? How would you define your success? Think about these questions before you begin your quest to find the answer to “How do you define your lifestyle?”
To find the answers to your lifestyle questions, take some time to think about who you are as a person. Who are your strengths? What are your talents? What can you do to better yourself and the people around you? Asking yourself questions like these will help you define the kind of lifestyle you want to live.
Once you have made your decision on what kind of lifestyle you want to live, you have the opportunity to define your goals. Write down your goals on a piece of paper and start listing things that you want to accomplish. Don’t be too broad. Be realistic. Give yourself a goal that you can accomplish within a specific amount of time. This will help you stay on track.
Now that you have answered “how do you define your lifestyle?” you can start living it! Take a few minutes to relax and clear your mind. When you do this, you will soon know the kind of lifestyle you want to live.