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Living the Good LifeBecoming CEO of Your Own Life
Corporations have CEOs - executives charged with leading the business. Who's the CEO of your life? You are. Take the reigns and take control of yourself - and your future.
Becoming CEO (of Your Own Life)
Imagine for a moment that your life is a business; a privately-owned company of which YOU are CEO. How would you characterize this company? Is it struggling? Getting killed by the competition? Hurt by the sluggish economy? Actively searching for investors or large interests who might take it under their protective wing?
Or is it a staggering success; growing, adapting, and profiting more with each passing year?
If you're not looking at your life from this perspective - you should be. You ARE the CEO of your own life. You are completely responsible for the level of success that you experience -- personally and professionally. You are equally responsible for the lack thereof. Your success will be defined by the vision you create and the choices that you make to support it.
This is good news. (And this is bad news.) The good news is that YOU HAVE A CHOICE! As CEO, you are ultimately in control - of the vision, direction, objectives, and decisions that the `business' follows. You run the show. The buck ultimately stops with you. The bad news is that most people don't want to be CEO of anything - much less their own lives. They are infinitely more comfortable lingering somewhere near middle management, playing no role in the major decisions of the company -- but actively complaining about them nonetheless.
Are you one of these people?
Let me say this again: You ARE the CEO of your own life! You are completely responsible for the level of success that you experience - - personally and professionally. You are equally responsible for the lack thereof. Your success will be defined by the vision you create and the choices that you make to support it.
Which brings me to my next question. do you have a vision? If I were to ask you, "Who are you and what are you doing here?" would you be able to give me an answer without hesitating, mumbling, or being vague?
A good CEO of a successful company could answer these questions backwards and forwards (and probably in more than one language).
If you don't have an answer; if you don't have a vision - I have more good news for you. YOU CAN CREATE ONE. Today. Right this minute. Sit down and write the story of your future. DREAM BIG. Create a picture of the brightest, most joyful tomorrow that you can imagine. Resist the urge to limit your vision with thoughts of what is or isn't possible -- focus on what COULD BE.
And for God's sake, GET OUT OF MIDDLE MANAGEMENT! Take the reigns. Assume your rightful place at the helm of your own life. Stop complaining about the decisions `company leadership' has passed down to you and start making some gutsy decisions yourself.
Today could be the day that your `company' begins an incredible turn- around. Today could be the day that you start truly living your life on purpose.
You're the boss, so. it's entirely up to YOU.
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