What Is Your Preference?

Are you living a comfortable life, caged life or maybe a charged one?

Have you ever said to a friend, that you have a great idea to write a book, and they've said you are crazy for even thinking you could? Well, like many folks I'm sure, this has happened to me. It took me a long time to realize that, hey, if you really put your mind to it, you can do it!

So, I started spending more time with people like myself who had ideas and going to do them with the greatest of confidence. I get excited when I see other people who are living their dreams, Doesn't matter what it is...book writing, learning how to fly, or maybe even scale the CN tower...whatever their choice, they will do this with great confidence and willpower. They want and are living the "charged life" of their choice.

Author Brendon Burchard's novel tells of 3 different lifestyles people live; a comfortable lifestyle, a caged lifestyle or a charged lifestyle. The person living the charged life wonders if he is inspiring others and if he is really actualizing his potential. This book is a good read.

I am living a comfortable lifestyle currently, but do wish I had the courage and still the youth to live a charged one. Heck, I might even consider bungy-jumping!

Now, there is a charge!

What Is Your Preference? was last modified: February 12th, 2018 by Dianne67
Published in Home & Family

4 thoughts on “What Is Your Preference?

  1. roseinbloom

    Diane, Your idea via a wonderful one and I understand what you are saying. Since I retired, I have been thinking that seniors. Could be doing a whole lot more than they are.
    Many are taking care of families and grandchildren as I did and then some have medical problem but still can be doing more than they do,
    I will get the author’s book and read it.
    I did decided to try to exercise and regain my strength and energy and to improve my appearance. I have been doing it for five months and It is working. I decided to improve myself this year instead of to decline. I am working on hair and fashion also. Like one lady said. “I just want to be the best that I can be”.
    I did live a charged life most of my life and most of what I wanted to do; I did. Jumping from a plane, zip lining, or snorkeling, or mountain climbing have no appeal for me.
    I will get some of Burchard’s books and start reading them and maybe I will get more charged.
    I remodeled an old house about 4 years ago, and it turned out well so I may just wait till the time I get charged.
    Thanks again for the blog.

  2. davidrv

    Hi Dianne.
    I read a preview of his book on a google search. I think the author looks like Sheldon Cooper on The Big Bang Theory.

    I cannot say that I have been caged. Maybe restrained would be a better word, because I would try to find a way to break out! I found out early that I have nobody to blame but myself for the situations I was in. Blaming others was just too easy.

    I like comfortable but not to the extent of being extremely boring. When I went to work and there was problems with the plant, it would energize me. Everybody else would be pissed or discouraged. I saw an opportunity to learn something and test my knowledge. Even better if I had someone with me to brainstorm.

    I’d say I am a charger. It surprised me because I’m rather on the introvert side. But on the plus side, I’m not scared of people.
    Here are the 7 most common attributes of chargers according to the author:
    1. Chargers are open and observant in the moment.
    2. Chargers are future oriented.
    3. Chargers are challenge seekers.
    4. Chargers are deeply interested in, and authentically connect with, others.
    5 Chargers are self-reliant.
    6. Chargers are creatively driven.
    7. Chargers are meaning makers.
    I think there may be more chargers on this site, just by the fact of being a member of this community.

    1. Tommy H

      Yes I have decided to do some things I wanted to do but never had the guts to try it.
      Went to Lxxl awhile ago. As usual they chucked my shopping through the till so fast and uncaring it ended up on the floor. I complained which is a new concept for me. It seemed to go down well. They said they were going to call the police and I got banned. But at least I was standing up for common decency so that’s one off my bucket list.

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