#259 - Monday Motivation: "Don't live the same year 75 years and call it a life"


Welcome to another short and empowering episode of Monday Motivation, giving you a dose of inspiration as you head into your week...

Today, we explore a powerful quote by one of my favourite authors, Robin Sharma, that challenges us to break free from the comfort of everyday life and strive for growth, adventure, and new experiences:

Here are three key takeaways you can expect from this episode:

  1. The importance of setting new dreams and goals annually to keep life exciting and fulfilling.
  2. How embracing lifelong learning can open new perspectives and keep your mind sharp.
  3. Practical tips to break out of your routine and infuse your life with variety and excitement.

Let it be a perfect reminder to step out of your comfort zone regularly and pursue a life full of growth, adventure, purpose and meaning.

Listen in and discover how small changes can help you progress towards living your dream life, whatever that means to you.

As always, I’d LOVE to hear what resonates with you from this episode and what you plan to implement after listening in. So please share and let’s keep the conversation going in the Dream Life Podcast Facebook Group here.    

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Have a wonderful week… and remember, it all starts with a dream 💛

Enjoy! 💛

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Hi there and welcome back to another Monday morning motivation episode of Your Dream Life Podcast. This is where we start your week with a burst of inspiration. I'm your host, Kristina. Today, we're diving into a powerful quote by one of my favorite authors, Robin Sharma: "Don't live the same year 75 times and call it a life."

This quote challenges us to break free from the comfort of everyday life and strive for growth, adventure, and new experiences. Let’s explore how you can truly live this quote and make the most of every year. I love Robin's philosophy of life. I did some coaching with him many years ago and admire everything he stands for and how he lives his life. This quote is really close to my heart.

"Don't live the same year 75 times and call it a life." This quote by Robin is a call to action, urging us to reflect on our lives and recognize any patterns we might be stuck in. It highlights the danger of complacency and the importance of continuous growth and change. Living the same year repeatedly means we’re not evolving, learning, or challenging ourselves. It's like being on a treadmill, expending energy but not moving forward. Life is too short not to live it fully, whatever that means for you.

Here are some tips to break that cycle: 

  1. Set new dreams and goals annually. At the beginning of each year, set new personal and professional dreams and goals. But since we're halfway through the year, now is a perfect time to start. These dreams and goals should be part of creating your dream life. They will challenge you and push you out of your comfort zone, whether that is learning a new skill, starting a new business or a new job, changing careers, picking up a new hobby, or traveling to a place you’ve never been before. Make sure your dreams and goals are something new and true to you.
  1. Embrace lifelong learning. Commit to learning something new every year. This could be taking up a new course, reading books, or learning a new language. Continuous learning keeps your mind sharp and opens up new perspectives.
  1. Reflect and adapt. Reflect on your experiences and achievements regularly. Take time every month and every quarter to evaluate your progress and adapt your plans if necessary. This helps you stay aligned with your dreams and goals and ensures you’re not falling back into old patterns.
  1. Travel and explore. Travel to new places if possible. Exploring different cultures, meeting new people, and experiencing new environments can be incredibly enriching. It broadens your horizons and injects variety into your life. This year, I visited South America and Antarctica for the first time, including Buenos Aires. It was so amazing and got me excited to travel more and see this incredible world.
  1. Change your routine. Small changes in your daily routine can make a big difference. Try taking a different route to work, switching up your exercise routine, or rearranging your home or workspace. These changes can stimulate creativity and prevent staleness.
  1. Build meaningful relationships. Surround yourself with people who inspire and challenge you. Build relationships with those who encourage you to grow and step out of your comfort zone. Engage in deep and meaningful conversations that broaden your understanding of the world.
  1. Pursue passion projects. Dedicate time to hobbies and projects you’re passionate about. These activities bring joy and satisfaction and can lead to new opportunities and experiences.

How do we implement these changes?

  1. Start small. Begin with small changes. Implementing big changes all at once can be overwhelming. Start with one or two new goals or habits and gradually build on them. Once you’re clear on what you need to do, plan it out to ensure you follow through. If you’re listening to this on the first Monday in June 2024, join the Dream Life Coaching Program today to make the next six months the most productive ever.
  1. Create a vision board. Visualize your dreams and goals. A vision board can help you stay focused and motivated. Include images, quotes, and reminders of what you want to achieve and the life you want to live.
  1. Accountability partners. Share your dreams and goals with a friend or join a group with similar aspirations. Having someone to share your journey with can provide support and accountability. I see this all the time in the Dream Life Coaching Program. Our monthly accountability calls are so inspiring, seeing the steps and actions people are taking.
  1. Celebrate milestones. Celebrate your achievements, no matter how small. Recognizing your progress keeps you motivated and reinforces positive behavior.
  1. Realize that life is short. If you’re not going to change now, when will you? Life is short, and we need to take action now.

In conclusion, living the same year 75 times is a life half-lived. By being clear on your dreams and goals, setting new goals, embracing change, and continuously seeking growth, we can break free from the cycle of everyday life and create a life rich with experiences and fulfillment. Remember, your life is a masterpiece in progress. Don’t settle for a repetitive existence. Challenge yourself, grow, and make every year uniquely impactful.

Thank you for joining me on today’s Monday morning motivation episode. I hope you feel inspired to make changes that will lead to a more dynamic and fulfilling life. Have a fantastic week ahead and remember, the power to transform your life is in your hands. If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe, rate, and leave a review. And please share it with someone who may need a little Monday morning motivation. I’ll be back as always on Friday. See you then.

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