If this is the life you’ve been given, then learning ways to making the most of life has got to be at the top of the priority list.
One of the biggest obstacles to living life to the fullest is stopping yourself, or pushing off your happiness into the future. Let’s talk about a mythical place called limbo and how to get out of there when you’re stuck.
You’ve heard of living in limbo right?
It’s that place where you’re not quite where you want to be yet, in your business or your life. For example, maybe you’re renting an apartment and it’s temporary so you decide not to decorate or really get too comfortable.
Or, you have a website that’s just okay – it does the job – but you know that you’re getting it redone soon so you stop blogging or sending people to it.
Or maybe your personal version of limbo is that you’ve been working with a handful of clients as a contractor or freelancer but what you really want to be doing is creating programs and products but you’re not there yet, so you keep working as a limbo-bound contractor.
I feel like many people who are in their early 20s get caught up in limbo.
That feeling that everything is a “for now” situation can really wear you down and make you feel helpless sometimes. Let’s see how we can ditch limbo by making the most of life right now.
The Cure for Being in Limbo
So what’s the cure for living and working in limbo?
The solution is to start taking care of what you have and where you are right now, as if it was exactly where you want to be.
It’s kind of amazing what happens when you put down roots and make yourself at home, even if you do plan to move out in the near future.
Even though you might not stay in one place for many years, it’s worth living in a place that makes you feel at home.
The same goes for your business, your products, and even your team.
Even if you don’t plan on being a freelancer forever, how can you put the right systems, contracts, and packages together to really rock at being a freelancer?
Even if you’re not planning on staying in the industry you’re in, why not go to the conferences and events and get known within this industry so you can really own what you’re doing right now?
Sometimes we can feel like we’re on this high speed train to tomorrow-ville, where everything is going to better once we arrive.
But let’s not forget that limbo is a place too, and if that’s how you feel right now, the simple act of being grateful and taking care of your current life is what will catapult you to new heights faster.
Take my web design background: when I first took up web design as a business again (after my short stint in high school) I knew that it wasn’t my forever business.
Web design could have been my limbo, it could have made me feel stuck or like I should be done with it already.
But instead, I focused on serving my clients and working with the best people, doing my best work, and really rocking it.
It didn’t take long for me to see how I could carve out space for new products and offerings out of this gratitude and focus on “what is”.
My Call To Arms for Making The Most Of Life
So here is my call to arms for you today: make a list of the things in your life that really feel like “limbo” to you.
Then, find ways to appreciate them for what they are, to upgrade them if you can, and to really nurture this state of limbo that you’re in.
For example, if you’ve been using the same broken umbrella for years and you complain every time you need to use it…why not upgrade it to a new umbrella? Take the 15 minutes aside to fix it, or appreciate it the next time you’re caught in the rain.
I promise these types of small fixes in your life will lead to bigger changes, especially if you feel like you’ve been stuck in limbo for awhile.
What Are Your Tips For Making The Most Of Life?
Now I’d LOVE to know what you consider to be really “limbo” for you. Is it your work, the types of projects you take on, your wardrobe, your car?