The 1st law of fabulous living

I am at that point in my life where, in the larger scheme of things, my existence is beginning to make sense – like a bright speck of light on the horizon growing bigger and bigger. It’s illuminating.

I can trace my life journey to this point and in my mind I can connect and engage with life principles that always seemed mysterious before.
I guess I am becoming defined.

But then they do say the twenties are a time of discovery and definition – the time when you find yourself. I suppose there is some truth in that.

I’ve always had an appetite for growth, change, spontaneous combustion and passion. In fact, I don’t remember a time when I wasn’t reaching out for some lofty goal. Hence, I’ve always believed that I was born with this overwhelming desire to be the master at being me – to do me brilliantly.

Now, this in no way suggests that I do me perfectly…far from it. But I am one hundred percent committed.

My journey with words, motivation and inspiration began way before I was born. You see, my father was a visionary and my mother gave and still gives voice to passion. So to me it seemed natural that I should walk this path.

I read my first motivational book at around 14. It was Maximising Your Potential by Myles Munroe. I was spellbound and thus began my love affair with uplifting books.
I have read countless similar books over the years and I should kick myself for not keeping a proper record of every one of those books.

Every time I would read these books I would be invigorated but, unfortunately, I somehow didn’t seem to have it in me to sustain that vigour. It just never added up or came together for me in a way that I could translate it practically in my own life.

At some point, I gave up on those annoying books because I knew they didn’t work. Little did I know that I was entirely missing the point.

It’s taken me a long time to understand. Here is what I have learned about growth, change and inspirational books, and I give it to you as the all-important 1st law of fabulous living:

People do not change because of what they hear – they change because of what they decide to do with what they hear.

If you want to grow, change and live fabulously, this is the first thing you need to understand. It is absolutely paramount.

Anybody can have knowledge and ultimately, there is nothing special about that. What sets great people apart from the crowd is what they do with the knowledge they have. These people understand that life operates according to laws and principles and they make it a point to stay within the bounds of those guidelines.

This 1st law defines your relationship with life’s principles. When you grasp it, you will maximise your potential, grow, expand and become the change you want to see in your own life.

But, don’t just take my word for it; put it to the test. I am and I can tell you now that it works.

So, I guess now you can ask me what the 1st law of fabulous living is! 🙂

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