A common theme that you will see on this website is learning how to live life now instead of waiting until “the time is right” or when you have more energy to give it your all.
I can tell you from experience, if you don’t have the energy to do it today then you’re not going to have the energy to do it tomorrow. And then tomorrow you’re going to be in the exact same position as you are today.
And on, and on, and on.
How Do You Break free from the Cycle?
In order to change something in your life that you’re not happy with you are going to have to do something that you’ve never done before, or you haven’t done in a long time.
And you’re going to have to do it a lot.
Our brains are made up of billions of nerve cells that have a small electric charge that, when triggered by events in our lives, store information about those events somewhere in our brain. If a certain part is triggered on a regular basis, no matter if it’s good or bad, our brain will begin enhance that part of our lives.
In order to change the way your brain is causing you to feel or act in life then all you have to do is change what you do or allow in on a regular basis.
If your goal is to earn a living working online then you have to stop listening to the people claiming that they can make you rich without any effort at all. Those types of people are out to get one thing – your money. They don’t want to help you, they just want to feed off your brain’s developed need for instant gratification.
Constant instant gratification often only leads to negative consequences for you in the future.
To break free from the cycle and start living life on your terms you have to train your brain to do things in the present that are going to pay off in the long-term. If you’re constantly only thinking about what feels good in the present then the you in the future is going to suffer.
How to Start Living Life Now
You might be thinking that what I’m saying is a little counter-intuitive – to live in the now you have to think about yourself in the future?
When you think about what you want your life to look like in the future, the things that you are doing right now determine if that life happens or not.
Barring the end of the world, you are more than likely going to wake up tomorrow and be faced with all of the things going on in your life, good or bad. You can either say “YOLO” and worry about your problems tomorrow, or you can confront them head on so tomorrow you are one step closer to the life of your dreams.
Constantly “living for today” without any thought about how it might affect what you want your life to look like in the future feels great in the short-term, and our brain loves feeling good, but leaves you completely unprepared for the long-term.
To live in the now you need to be making conscious decisions that will set your future up the way you want it. Future you is just a version of present you that has to deal with the decisions that present you is currently making.
Don’t you want future you to be living a life that you’ve always dreamed of instead of trying to pick up all the pieces you’ve left behind?
How Can You Make a Change Today?
If you start making decisions right now that you know you won’t want to deal with in the future then future you will thank you.
Don’t believe me? Try it for yourself.
What’s one simple thing that you have been putting off because you just don’t feel like doing it? Maybe it’s just your laundry, or the dishes, or mowing the lawn.
Literally FORCE yourself if you have to to complete one thing you’ve been putting off. Your brain is going to fight back because it’s happy doing whatever you were doing instead and try to get you to keep procrastinating.
Just remember, your brain is a machine, and just like any other machine it can be rewired. The nerve cells transmitting information to and from your brain can be changed and new parts of your brain can be developed.
But nothing is going to change automatically by thinking or wishing it could happen. You have to start changing your brain manually by taking consistent action and overtime the negative parts, like self-doubt and laziness, will weaken and the positive parts, like willpower and hard work, will get stronger.
Every day we are in a constant battle with the decisions that we made yesterday and what we are going to do differently today so tomorrow is better. If we allow our brains to automatically make the decision of what we are going to do right now for us then tomorrow is not going to be any different from today.
If you give it a choice, the brain will always choose short-term pleasure over short-term pain, even if short-term pain means you’ll be able to live the life of your dreams in the future.
But if you decide to make a manual change and do something today that doesn’t give you pleasure right away, but rather at an indeterminate time in the future, then you are one step closer to taking control of your life right now.
Work Online and Live Life on Your Terms
So what ever happened to “YOLO” or “Carpe Diem”?
I am a full supporter of both of those phrases but I also know that we live in a world that is controlled by money. Trying to live a happy life without at least some money is virtually impossible in the modern world.
So in order to try to make a better life for ourselves and be able to do the things that we enjoy doing we are eventually going to have to make some money. But too oftentimes today people have to take jobs that have long hours with little pay that cause them so much stress they aren’t able to enjoy life even when they aren’t working anyways.
We’ve been told that the only way to be successful and happy in life is to spend a third of the day giving our time to someone else for whatever pay they are offering even if it’s barely enough to survive – and we should be happy for it.
The fear of losing the sense of security that 9 to 5 jobs offer is the biggest piece of leverage huge corporations have that allows them to hire millions of people who hate their jobs but continue to stay employed even though they dread going to work every morning.
But if you’re on a mission, just like I was, to change all of that and start living life on your terms then working online is the way to do it. Nowhere else but the Internet gives you the freedom to work anywhere, at anytime, and with whoever you want, and we are living in the beginning of it all.
There is no better time to start an online business and earn a living working online than right now. Take control of your life right now so you can live life on your terms in the future.
What are you going to do right now to start living life on your terms?
To your success,