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What Is the Foundation of a “Well-Lived” Life?

NOTE: This is the first part in a series on the power of thought inspired by insights from my book, An Imperceptible Spark.

Laying the Foundation for a Well-lived Life

Building on the Foundation

No one wants to get to the end of her life and think, “Wow, I really messed this one up!”

But I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again.  A well-lived life is an intentional life. (tweet this quote)

It doesn’t happen by accident. You have to be intentional about the way you live to end up with the life you desire. And creating a life that is well-lived comes down to one fundamental thing: your thoughts.

It seems like common sense.  But it isn’t.  Otherwise, you wouldn’t be searching all over the place for the “solution” when you find yourself dissatisfied or frustrated with your life.

Develop the habit of going instantly to your thoughts every time you find yourself unhappy.  You’ll always find the secret there.

If our lives are like a house and our thoughts provide the frame on which we construct them, then the ability to focus our minds propels thought into action as we construct our reality–positively or negatively. This law of thought works powerfully no mater whether our thoughts are good, quality thoughts or whether they are poor, debilitating thoughts.

From An Imperceptible Spark

It is impossible to have a healthy life with unhealthy thoughts. It’s impossible to have an abundant life in the midst of thoughts of scarcity, lack and fear.

You cannot create a well-lived life, without a well-structured mind.
(tweet this quote)

Check out Part Two of this series.

Check out Part Three of this series.

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Note: This post is part of the 31-post Ultimate Blog Challenge. During the month of July, 2012, I will be posting 31 times. Since this is a lot of posts over a short period of time, I prepared a special page where you can catch any you may have missed.

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About Steve

Hi, I'm Steve Rice and my goal is to transform simple philosophical truths into practical fuel to revolutionize your life. It's not about self-help, it's about self-reliance. I show you how. Connect with me on Facebook or follow me on Twitter and let me know how I can help you.