What would you change to create the life you want in 2019?

Create the life you want in 2019

What would you change to create the life you want in 2019?

2019 is only a day away! At this time of year, many people start to consider the year ahead, including questioning whether they stay doing what they are currently doing for another year, or whether it is time to make a change.

A great quote I read just the other day was:

“My biggest fear is being in the same place this time next year. Ask for success.”

I wish for everybody to be able to ask for success, and believe that they can be successful. That can sometimes be hard. In my business of helping people create their very own online businesses from home, I hear that many of you are concerned. The sorts of concerns I hear about are:

  • worry about company downsizing and restructure
  • reduction of staff numbers resulting in more work, more stress, but no more pay
  • being at the mercy of an employer
  • concern about the job market
  • concern about finding flexible employment that will suit your needs at home
  • money worries because your job doesn’t pay enough
  • being stuck in a job that you just don’t like but find necessary

Many people are trying to find alternatives to traditional employment, and are turning to the internet for help. Many of my readers are seeking to start their own career from home, so they can be in charge of their own futures.

They are seeking to create the life they want, and I applaud them for that. 

Create the life you want

Are you seeking to create the life you want?

Have you really thought about where you want to be this time next year? 

I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to be in the same place this time next year. I want to move forward and achieve some great new things in my business. 

That won’t just happen because I want it to. It will take action. It will also take planning and thought. It might even take some research and for me to step out of my comfort zone. 

Below are some questions to consider heading into the new year to get you thinking about what it is that you really want to achieve, and to get thinking about what needs to change in order to create the life you want and deserve.

If you are someone who does not normally set any goals, or who doesn’t like the idea of it, you may like to list your top few things you want to achieve. Dream big when you’re thinking about those things. Do your best unconstrained thinking. What do you desire most? 

Consider the extent to which you feel:

  • You deserve an abundant life
  • You are ready to reap the rewards of your hard work
  • You are serious about getting significant results in your life
  • You are highly motivated and committed to the journey of achieving success with your own business
  • You are a big thinker, or have the potential to be a big thinker
  • You are willing to put in the time and effort to genuinely change your life
  • You believe that success is a possibility for you

I hope that you agree with some or all of these statements. 

You may not be a big thinker at the moment because you are feeling constrained. But you need to believe that you can be a big thinker, and you need to believe that success is possible for you.

Create the life you want

Planning is required to create the life you want to live

Now consider … 

What is it that you truly want to create in your life? 

Write this down. Where do you want to go? What do you want to do? What things do you want to have? What do you want to learn? What do you want to achieve? What do you want to provide to your friends, family or charities? Write down any other goals you have.

With each thing you wrote down, assign a dollar figure next to it of the approximate cost to achieve this goal.

From here, tally up the amount you need to be able to achieve these goals. With this goal exercise complete, you can determine from this if what you are currently doing will allow you to achieve what you want, or if you need to make a change to make it happen!

Did you discover that you need to make some changes in order to create the life you want?

Even if you don’t want monetary change, but a lifestyle change, this exercise is still important. 

Change is a part of life, and change is needed for us to grow and improve our situations

The idea of change can be quite scary.  

I find the concept of change fascinating and have written a post about embracing change. It’s based on the book “Who Moved My Cheese” and I encourage you to check out the post here: 

How to embrace change and find new cheese

I’ve also written about Kotter’s 8 step change model. If you’d like to check out the post it is here

Kotter’s 8 step change model

It’s also possible to make small changes in your life that can add up to larger changes in time. You actually have to make the decision to make a start! Then you can take the steps you need. 

Creating the life you want  is a wonderful opportunity for change

Creating the life you want in 2019

It is easier than you think to be on your way to creating your new life. It might seem daunting, but it doesn’t need to be. 

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The steps are simple:

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The sky truly is the limit, and the potential is infinite. You need the belief in yourself that you can do it, and you need to be motivated to do it. 

Are you going to make changes to create the life you want in 2019?

Leave me a comment or a question and I’m always happy to help. 

10 Comments


  1. Hi Melissa, very interesting and inspiring article about changes in our lives. I think each one of us think sometimes about being independent and free, as your own boss. Changes creates our life, many times we want changes but we are afraid to make them real. As you said, we should write it down, focus on it and start realizing it. I agree with you, Wealthy Affiliate is a good option to star online business as affiliate marketer, thanks for sharing with us!

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    1. Hi Luke, thanks for sharing your thoughts here. I wish you all the best with Wealthy Affiliate. May you realise your goals in 2019.
      Cheers,
      Melissa

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  2. Wealthy Affiliate truly is a great way to finally see whether those dreams you have to have your own website is something you can really do. Plus the community help is unparalleled. There’s always people, from the live chat with members to the sites owners being consistently responsive, to the many training sessions that also allow for questions that get quick responses. Plus there’s the options to get things like site feedback and site support as you work, so you’re never really left alone and confused. If having a website has been a goal of yours, WA is the one thing you deserve to try out this year (and its ability to make between 2 and 50 (depending on whether you upgrade, means you can try multiple ideas. This ould be the New Years Resolution that sticks, and changes your life. 

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    1. Hi Neuromind, I see we have Wealthy Affiliate in common! I agree, no one is ever left alone and confused. The community help is absolutely amazing, and so is the site support for more technical issues too. They have helped me a couple of times. I’m in Australia, so over the side of the world to them, and on weekends I’ve wondered if I’d have to wait until Monday for help, but no – within 5 minutes I’d had a response. Seriously awesome support from them.
      Thanks for taking the time to comment and I wish you all the best.
      Cheers
      Melissa

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  3. Thank you for sharing with us this great post on life changing.Everybody wants to change life in a high level and that is possible any time we work hard.

    I am getting training on life change and to be frank it is not easy but not impossible.

    With a good platform, I am planning to earn good money in this year by getting training and by creating informative content to my website which will attract customers.

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    1. Hi Julienne,
      You’re right – it’s not easy, but not impossible either. It takes hard work and dedication, like anything we want to succeed in. Online business is no different.
      I wish you all the best Julienne with your goals and your website. Please come back any time if you have any questions and if I can I’d be happy to help.
      Cheers,
      Melissa

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  4. Hello Melissa, 

    Some time ago I decided to change my life and do everything for which I feel a true passion.

     For example, not having more bosses was a first idea to carry out.

    I became an independent being where I would be my own boss.

    I am a member of Wealthy Affiliate for years, a platform specializing in affiliate marketing. 

    Being an affiliate is what I like to do. 

    I have started to generate my first extra income and I’m going for more. 

    Thank you very much also for such a motivating article. 

    Regards! Claudio

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    1. Hi Claudio!
      Cool – I love hearing from people who have been with Wealthy Affiliate for a long time. I meet many people within the community who’ve been members for years : )
      I’m happy for you that you’ve started to see some extra income, and I have no doubt you’ll generate much more.
      All the best to you.
      Cheers
      Melissa

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  5. Indeed a really thought provoking post.

    I have noticed a pattern in my life over the last 5 years.

    Don’t get me wrong, I have a wonderful life traveling around Asia with my wife Jane.

    However, we keep having the same issues and frustrations over and over again.

    As we begin a new year, your article indeed makes me stop and ask myself what direction do I want to go and what will I once and for all do with these frustrations.

    We have decided that we want to travel more over the next 5 years.

    With that in mind, we are selling our condominium in Manila, to release cash to finally pay all debt and to embrace a totally new world.

    We want to let go of all that is holding us back from following our dreams and passions.

    Thank you for writing a post from the heart reminding me to make those bold decisions.

    Awesome!

    Tim

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    1. Hi Tim,
      Wow! It sounds like you’re going to have some exciting times ahead. It takes bravery to sell up and travel. I wish you all the very best. It sounds like this will be the year that you follow your dreams and passions, and I applaud you for making the bold decisions.
      Cheers
      Melissa

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