Thursday, July 15, 2010

Who Has It Made?

Who do you know who has it made?

I don’t mean someone who has every material possession in a life that seems perfect. I mean someone who has a grasp on how to live life as you would want to live it.

We all can call a person to mind, real or fictional, who seems to be living life in a manner we would like to live. Again, I’m talking less about possessions than about how they make decisions, relate to the other people in their lives, and think of themselves.

Here’s the surprise: If they can do it, you can do it.

If you have what my Jewish friends call “chutzpa” (loosely pronounced hutspa) , or nerve, go to the person you’re thinking about and ask them, “How do you do it?”

In most cases they’ll be flattered that you asked and won’t mind telling you some of their ideas about how to live life.

Again, if you see someone who is the type of person you want to be, living the type of life you want, you have the potential to do the same. If one person can do it, another can.

Or, if you can’t or don’t want to approach them you can observe how they live their life and emulate them. This works great if you are using a fictional or historic person as a guide; think Thomas Jefferson, Dr. Martin Luther King, or Mother Theresa.

So, who do you know who has it made?

You can have it made, too.

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