Living a Big Life

We’ve all heard the expression “Go big or Go Home” at one point or another.  For some reason this past week this has become my mantra, so to speak.  You see I tend to have spurts of time where I live really big and great things are happening, however; I have to admit that at least ½ of my time is spent living small.

By small I mean doing just enough to make it look good and not too much as to not set myself up for failure when I can’t keep it up.  In reality, it really is “enough”.  I have a nice home, decent marriage and can bring home the occasional buck from my business and my books.  I look around me and evaluate my output of energy and resources as compared to my friends and neighbors and in comparison I’m actually a little above the bell curve.

However; when I’m living a small life I’m depriving my husband of extra love and encouragement that would make our marriage exceptional, I miss out on opportunities for growth in my business or to reach out more with sharing my books because I play into stories of how I’m too small to make a real difference, I choose to be idle instead of in action.

There are many reasons, excuses and hurdles that keep us from living a big life, but what if today, right here, right now, we all chose differently.

What if we all decided that living a big life was not only possible but would change our lives in such a mighty way that we would never want to go back to living small in any part of our life?

Big Life Points to Ponder:

  • In what areas of my life am I living small? (Work, relationship, family, friends, volunteering, church…etc)
  •  What could be the possibilities for those different areas if I chose to live big?
  • What lives could be changed in a positive way if I were in action?
  • What simple changes could I make today to begin to live a big life?

I believe that we are all meant for greatness in this world, it may not bring us monetary success, however; it will affect and change the lives of the people around you in a mighty way.  This doesn’t mean there wont be obstacles, hurdles and disappointments, what it will mean is that you will be reacting in a new and powerful way to those set-backs and continue to live a big life.

Starting today make this your new motto: Go Big or Go Home!!!!

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About Sue Salach

Sue has a Master's degree in Gerontology and has worked with the elderly and their families for over 30 years and is the Author of "Along Comes Grandpa", a caregiving resource guide, and the novel "If I Walked in Her Shoes". As an ElderCare Expert and Keynote Speaker, Sue employs her comprehensive experience and passion, to educate and promote self-care values to family caregivers and the community at large.
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3 Responses to Living a Big Life

  1. Kim says:

    Hey AgingInfoUSA, I love your blog.


  2. Dave says:

    Heya! Are you using WordPress for your blog platform? I am new to the blogging scene but I am trying to get started and set up my own. Do you need any coding expertise to make your own blog? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!


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