Have you ever thought about creating life options?
Well, let me explain the value of life options that we all need to have at some point or the other in our lives.
In daily life, when you’re doing your daily activities you can hit upon stumbling blocks. This is a common occurrence, which all of us experience from time to time.
One of the reasons why you face such challenges is that you get focused on what you’re trying to do in a particular way of doing it. And, if the way you’re doing something isn’t working, then you get frustrated.
You forget you have options to do things in other ways instead.
In order to help you live a wholesome and happy life, you need to consciously create life options for yourself.
Creating Life Options
This is an easy self-help exercise and does not need any specific or special skill. Below are some tips on how you can do this.
1. Do more things
There is nothing like creating more life options for you than to get involved in more things.
For instance, if you’re looking for ways to enhance your career, you can take additional courses or get involved in voluntary activities, which will increase your exposure to different experiences.
When it then comes to looking for work, you have increased your options and can apply for more types of jobs, as you have more skills to offer.
2. Look for opportunities in what you are doing
A simple way to look for life options is to look for the opportunities in whatever you do.
For instance, let’s say you want to increase your income. You can look at all the opportunities that could help you do this.
Perhaps you could get a second job, or start an offline or online business, or invest some money where it will gain a higher interest.
The purpose of consciously thinking about the various ways of doing something enables you to create different ways of doing things.
Although you might only try out one way of doing something at a time, you always have other ways to do so if it doesn’t work out, or if you decide to test another way of achieving your outcome.
3. Options are also in the problems you face
This one is usually a little trickier than point number 2 above, especially if it feels like your world is falling apart because of the problem you have.
Perhaps you just lost your job or maybe a business deal didn’t work out. On such occasions there are usually a number of things you can learn from the experience.
By learning from your mistakes you are actually creating options to try out different and new ways of doing something in the future.
4. Ask for what you want
Creating life options may involve others. Other people can help you achieve what you want. They may even be able to give you what you want.
You could be missing out on many opportunities in a particular aspect of life, because you’re not asking for what you want from those who can help you.
Rather than keep quiet and let opportunities pass away, learn to ask for what you want.
If being able to ask for things doesn’t come naturally to you, then do it a few times and before you know it, you won’t have any problem doing so.
5. Become responsible for yourself
The number of options you have in life can also be impacted by how much control you perceive to have of your own life.
For instance, if you’re dependent upon other people for your happiness, then the number of options you have to create happiness will be limited.
In order to see what is best for you, you need to take responsibility for your own inner joy. Only then will you be able to create and explore options that can improve your life.
6. Keep learning
In order to create life options, keep learning through reading books on how you can improve yourself and by talking and observing others.
The people around you can be a big source of inspiration. What they do, can inspire you to try something new so that you continue to grow.
You can also use what they do to build upon and create more life options for yourself.
7. Adopting an attitude of having options
Whatever thoughts you have in life, you can’t help but attract what is in your thoughts in real life.
By using this principle as a guide, you can create an atmosphere of abundance around you simply by holding the thought that you have options in your mind, again and again, until it becomes a belief. Pretty soon you’ll be looking for options in whatever you do, naturally.
Life options are always around you. However, your ability to see them can become blurred when you get bogged down by challenges you face in your lives.
With a little conscious effort of seeking out options, with an underlying belief that options are available to you, you can overcome barriers and continue to achieve the goals you have set for yourself.
Over to you:
What are your thoughts on creating more life options for yourself? What methods do you use to consciously increase the amount of options and choices you have in life?
Photo Credit: AlicePopkorn
Posted on: March 15th, 2013
Last Updated on: February 2nd, 2015