5 Reasons Why you Should Design your Life
Updated: May 26
If the number one regret of people dying is 'I wish I'd had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me', then taking the time out to design your life is a very good idea if you want to have no regrets at the end. We plan for everything else, right, so why not for your life? Here's five reasons why:
1. To create and live a life that is true to you.
If you want to live a life that is true to you and 'not the life others expect of me' then the first step is sitting down and thinking what it is you truly want out of life. What are the principles of your life? How do you want to live different aspects of your life you? How do you want the world to see you? When you are taking your last breaths -. how do you want to be looking back on your life? What memories did you create and what legacy will you leave?
Brendon Burchard, has become one of the world's top motivational speakers after he nearly died in a car accident at the age of nineteen. The three questions that came to him in those moments were: 'Did I live? Did I love? Did I matter?'.
Those are now the three questions are what he uses every day as his 'measuring stick' for his life, and teaches others to do the same.
The 3D Life Vision™ template guides you to create your vision of each aspect of your life - not just the material things, but the aspects of your life that are going to bring joy and fulfilment to your life and help you decide what legacy you will leave.
Live a life by design and not default, so you'll never live a life of regret.
2. You can make decisions that are aligned with what you want out of life.
When conducting research for his book 'Think and Grow Rich', Napolean Hill
spent 20 years studying the top 'players' of the time: writers, inventors, business people, presidents, royalty, socialites, clergy, sports stars, and entertainers. He found that one of the common principles amongst successful people was that they make decisions quickly (as soon as all the facts are available) and change them very slowly - if ever. Unsuccessful people make decisions very slowly, and change them often.
If you have taken time out to truly think about what it is what you really want out of life, when you are living it- you will make the right decisions that are aligned to what you really want out of your life rather than wasting precious time, money and energy on the wrong ones.
3. 'If you aim at nothing, you will hit it every time'. Zig Zaglar
A Harvard Business Study found that the 3% of graduates from their MBA who had their goals written down, ended up earning ten times as much as the other 97% put together, just ten years after graduation.
Life isn't just about making money - it is about living a fulfilling life. What's great about the 3D Life Vision™ template is that it guides you to set your visions in all aspects of your life - not just financially, so that you'll draw them into your life and achieve them.
The 3D life vision process is a way for you to softly set goals in each aspect of your life so when it comes to making your decisions, you'll make them in alignment with your new vision.
4. Attract or manifest the life you want.
The Law of Attraction is is a universal law like the law of gravity. It is the ability to attract into our lives whatever we focus on whether it be positive or negative. Many people create vision boards to draw what they want in their life.
The 3D Life Vision™ template is a unique basis for a vision board in that it guides you to create a vision for every aspect of your life, including the aspects that will make you feel most fulfilled, so you can informed decisions about what you're drawing in.
Our minds are like the shape of a spider web - everything we send out, comes back to us as our reality so it is very important to choose carefully!
5. So you can see for yourself what's missing or why you are not feeling fulfilled in your life.
When you design your life using the 3D Life Vision™ template, you are guided to broadly consider every aspect of your life - including the aspects that will give you the greatest fulfilment. Because of the way the template is designed you'll be able to easily see what is missing from your life, including why you may not be feeling fulfilled.
I have conducted many workshops over the past couple of years and by far the worst moment in our workshops is when people realise what has been missing in their lives, because it is laid out there in front of them. But it's better they find out now so they can do something about it, not before it's too late.