From Default to Design

So, what goes through your mind when I say From Default to Design?

First, let’s explore the 2 words; Default & Design…

DEFAULT – A preselected option adopted when no alternative is specified by the user.

DESIGN – The art or action of conceiving of and producing a plan of something before it is made.

Most of us don’t even realize it, but we are living our lives on default mode. Life happens to us and we just accept, move on but continue to complain about it. How-ever we do nothing. We are not actively involved in the happenings of our lives (referring to the things we can control of course). We are not engaging in activities that full fill us.

Unless of course you can honestly tell me that you are part of the few people who have taken the time to sit down and design their lives. And are currently living the life of their own design, or at least on the way there.

As a busy mom, I think such would make life so much easier because I can be in position to create my own schedule, decide how many hours a day I want to work a day, spend time and do more planned activities with my daughter and focus my energy on the things that matter the most.

It’s not an impossible thing to do, I’m sure we all know someone who is living on their own terms. I know we might not all completely achieve living the life of our own design…but can we at least have a say and a hand on the important things in our lives.

What made me start thinking about life by design was when I got to a point where I asked myself if I was living my full potential? And the answer was no.

No, because I was too busy doing other things that didn’t even add that much value to my end Goal. It feels like I have been sleep walking most of my life. Thank God, he was always walking besides me.

How about living with an intention??? I think we would be much happier if we lived intentionally most of the time.

Here’s why I think so

  1. When doing something, you would be present in the moment because you would have prepared your mind that I’m going to do a certain thing.
  2. You would be able to choose wisely where you spend most of your valuable time.
  3. Your efforts and talents can be channeled the right way.
  4. Everything you do would be done to the best of your ability.
  5. Lastly, it would give you the opportunity to work towards having FREEDOM, FULFILLMENT & ABUNDANCE in your life.

There are many advantages that can come from living by design, or at least doing something meaningful to you from time to time.

The transition from Default to Design is possible, but it will not be easy to attain because this would mean you would have to do what 95% of the population doesn’t do. You have to BE DIFFERENT, colour outside the lines and follow the beat of your own drum.

I have come up with a few steps that have helped me and I think can help you as well to start looking at your life differently.

Check out my blog post next week as I will be sharing my steps to the beginning of your Default 2 Design lifestyle.

So, are you living the Life you once envisioned? Maybe I can help you get started.


Stop Existing and Start Living.

My Joy

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