One Small Step: The Importance of Action in Lifestyle Design

Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life. Tiptoe if you must, but take a step.— Naeem Callaway

Once you find out about lifestyle design, you probably want to dive right in… it’s that amazing. The thing is, though, you probably aren’t (yet) in the position to quit your job and follow your bliss. There are other considerations like finances, housing, goals and obligations to consider. Lifestyle design offers so much freedom, and when you get interested in creating the life of your dreams, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the things in your life right now that are restricting you.

So, just because you can’t completely dive in, does that mean you should forget about lifestyle design? No, way! There is no time like the present to start ordering your life and shaping it into the one you really want to lead. Consider the above quote. When have you taken a small step that’s lead to something huge? Your first day of school? A job interview? A date? What would have happened if you hadn’t taken those small steps? Where would you be now?

Keep perspective when you’re starting lifestyle design. You may not be able to travel the world tomorrow, but you can start taking the right actions so that some day you can. Small steps, when constantly taken, lead to great things. As you start moving, you’ll build up some momentum. Plus, you’ll see some amazing sights on your way to designing the life of your dreams (and you’ll probably get some great self-discovery out of it, too). Remember this especially when you have set-backs. A set-back is nothing more, nothing less. The main thing is that you’re pointed in the right direction and that you keep moving toward it.

Key Takeaway for Everyone:
Just because you can’t take on the world right now doesn’t mean it’s not a lofty goal. Rome wasn’t built in a day (yeah, we know it’s cliche but it’s a cliche for good reasons!), and your ideal lifestyle is a work of art that’s going to need time, love, patience and refinement. Keep creating and enjoy the process!

Key Takeaway for Real Estate Investors:
If you’re interested in all the wealth creation that real estate investment can bring, it’s easy to get a little sidelined when you realize you don’t have the time, energy or funds to do huge deals right now (or even next year). The thing is, money has a way of snowballing if you keep at it. Check out the Hipster method: buy reliable rental properties with reliable cash flow and watch how things really start to add up in your account!

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