Everyone wants a better life. How does one do that? Here is our
A Better Life Introduction.

So what will we cover in this first issue? This A Better Life Introduction will give you an idea of what will be in store for you in the weeks and years to come. It will tie together all the information we have on the site and more.

Every week at www.everyday-wisdom.com we’re adding more and more content to help people make good decisions. And, as you know, good decisions lead to a better life.

When we say "A Better Life," what exactly are we talking about? We believe at Everyday Wisdom that the best life is one that is both unique and provides the individual with great joy.

Everybody has different desires. That’s plain to see. What makes one person happy creates boredom for another. Consider a person who loves working in a garden. They find joy in their activities. Yet, when asked to work in a garden, another person rolls their eyes and finds an excuse to do something else.

As we say in America, "Different strokes for different folks."

So here are three important questions to ask yourself periodically:

  • What do I want in my life?
  • What would bring me joy?
  • And… am I moving in the right directions to get what I want?

To reach a good destination you have to know where you want to go. That's obvious. You wouldn’t go on a trip with no idea where you wanted to go. Yet, most people are letting life push them around to the point they are not getting what they want out of life. That’s why the phrase, “Life gets in the way,” came about.

So what can you do about it? A good place to start is to find your unique answers to the following questions:

  • What do I want to do in my life? What career? What hobbies? Etc.
  • Who do I want to be around?
  • What do I want to have?
  • Where do I want to travel?
  • And most important of all… What kind of person do I want to become?

Once you have some answers to the above questions, you have to make plans. Jim Rohn calls them - game plans. These are maps to guide you in your efforts.

When preparing your life’s game plans, you want to design your actions to achieve the most results in the least amount of time. How do you do that?

Here’s a clue from our homepage: We ask the question, “What is the easiest and fastest way to solve any problem life throws at you?” Isn’t that a great question?

Here's our answer:

“Find out how someone else successfully solved the problem and then take the same actions they did. There is an excellent chance you'll get the same result. And that will solve your problem quickly with a lot less stress. What an easy course of action!”

Makes sense doesn’t it? Find out what other successful people have done and take the same actions.

A lot of people are not leading a better life because they don’t know how to do it. Ignorance is not bliss. What you don’t know makes a big difference in your life. You’ve heard the phrase, “What you don’t know won’t hurt you.” That’s not true.

People each day are putting themselves in difficult situations unaware of the consequences at the end of the road they’ve chosen. In most cases, they just don’t know. How often have you heard the phrase, “If I had only known.” So obviously… it’s good to know.

Think how much time people spend watching TV. More people know who was on American Idol than know strategies on how to save and invest their money. And then they wonder why they are tapped out at the end of month. They have more days in the month than they have money in the bank. In most cases, they are financially insane.

We’ve found that most people stop learning much after they leave school. Yes, they learn what’s necessary to get by on their job, but they aren’t reading the books to help them achieve a better life.

Even though the book industry is a large industry, most people fail to read much. The smaller percentage who do probably get more out of life. But, as we said above, most people would rather watch TV, a passive activity, than study books on how to achieve a better life. (Now, in addition to books, you have www.everyday-wisdom.com. Perhaps an easier and faster way to get what you want.)

Yes, reading non-fiction books requires more effort than watching television, but what if there is a great payoff as a result of this activity? What if in the long run, you gain much more joy, and experience much more of life by taking some simple steps you wouldn't have thought of otherwise?

One person once said, “People lead lives of quiet desperation.” What a shame. It doesn’t have to be that way. They just didn’t know.

We hope you come back often to read this blog on A Better Life. Who knows, one good idea you find on our website might be all you need to lead the life you want to lead. If you need more than one idea to make that happen… well, we have lots of ideas on this website and we‘re adding a lot more every week.

I’ll see you in the next post of A Better Life.

Ed Kalski


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