Do you have a plan for your life? Did you know that in order to live your best life, you need an actual design? Dr. Robin says we'd never consider building a house without a blueprint—why should we live our lives without one?
What are the goals in your life? What are your dreams and ambitions? "Without a design, you can't live your best life," Dr. Robin says. Although there may be cases in our lives where great things just happen without effort on our part, that is the exception, not the rule, Dr. Robin says. "The rule is that you have a plan, you have a design, and then you figure out what you need to do each step of the way so you can execute it and make it happen."
People who are successful didn't get there because they are more "special" than others, Dr. Robin says. They got there because they designed and had a plan, and they followed these steps:
They were open to feedback.
They were willing to learn from other people.
They paid attention to their own wisdom.
They lived more in truth than in lies.
"You can in this very moment decide that you're going to seize today—that today is going to be the beginning for you of designing your own best life," Dr. Robin says. "It isn't reserved for someone else—it's reserved for you."
Printed from Oprah.com on Sunday, December 8, 2013