A Motivational Meal of the Week: Your Life Is What You Make It

Many people are familiar with the saying, “Your life is what you make it”. But few have heard what should follow that saying, which is, “… but monitor the ingredients you use to make it.” Think of your life as a recipe and you’re the chef. As such, you’re responsible for determining what ingredients will produce the life you want. For example, if you want a life of wealth, you wouldn’t want to add ingredients like: complacency, fear, wasteful spending, etc. Why? The answer is easy- those ingredients will not produce the wealthy life you desire. Instead, you would want to add ingredients like: hard work, courage, financial acumen, etc.

Just think… 

What would you do if you ordered a pepperoni pizza and upon its arrival you noticed that your pepperoni pizza was really a veggie pizza? Yes, a veggie pizza!?! The chef used all the wrong ingredients and the end result was a veggie pizza- no pepperoni. If you’re like me, you would let them know that there’s been a mistake and ask that they make you the pizza you originally desired. And guess what? That’s what would happen. The chef would use all of the right ingredients and produce a delicious pepperoni pizza, free of charge. Okay, the free of charge thing may be a stretch, but you get the point.

Here’s the better news… (yes, even better than a free pizza)

You can do the same thing! Let’s say you’ve been using all of the wrong ingredients to create your life and you’re not satisfied with the finished product. Your life is the veggie pizza, but you want some darn pepperoni on it. I’m here to tell you that you can have it! Just change your ingredients. Access the ingredients you’re using, then ask yourself, “Will these ingredients create the life I want?” Remember, you’re the chef and no one is force-feeding you the life you’ve created. You’re just a few ingredients away from a fresh new life.


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