Regular People Want to Live Life to the Fullest Too

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beach jump Regular People Want to Live Life to the Fullest Too Is a great life available to regular people?

It is easy to think that you have to be someone out of the ordinary to really live life to the fullest.  A super-hero that leaps giant obstacles in one bound for example.

I know we are all special and extraordinary on the inside, but do regular people have what it takes to live a really exceptional life?  I believe we do. 

I believe we can accomplish whatever we want even though we are “regular people”.  In fact, I’d say regular people have the best opportunity to live a truly great and rewarding life.  I’ll explain further in a moment.

I Am a Regular Guy and I Want to Live Life to the Fullest

You may have noticed that I recently changed the tag line in the header of this site to be, “Living Life to the Fullest for REGULAR PEOPLE“.  I did this because I believe regular people need encouragement, motivation and practical tips for Super-Charged Living.

Why do I think regular people are interested in this?  Because I’m just a regular guy and I have a deep felt desire to live life to the fullest.

Haven’t you ever felt there just has to be more to life than what you are experiencing?  I used to feel exactly the same way!

However, over time, through a lot of research, reading and learning, I have learned to live and enjoy life more deeply without shirking my “regular life” responsibilities.

Interested in doing the same?  Well, I invite you to stick around.  If you’ve been reading for awhile, then I think you’ll find this new emphasis in my articles to be an even sharper focus.

What Is a Regular Person?

Let’s take a step back for a moment to examine what I mean by “regular person”.  What characteristics define a regular guy or gal? 

Do you think of yourself as a regular person?  Most of us would probably answer yes to this question, but why?

The best way that I know to go about putting some skin on this is by describing myself.  I think this will help paint the picture of what I mean.

Here is some of what I think qualifies me to call myself a regular guy:

  • My Family – I’m married to a great woman who gave me two beautiful daughters.  We are a regular family of four with the typical struggles.  Being a good husband and father is a big, important part of my life.  We enjoy family nights and going out to eat together.
  • My Job – I work a regular 8 to 5 job like a lot of other people.  Regardless of whether you have ownership in the company you work for or not, regular people work every day to earn their living.  I haven’t written any books and I’m not a life coach, therapist, psychologist or counselor. 
  • My Lifestyle – I live in a very regular neighborhood in the heartland of America.  I do not have any maids, nannies, assistants or staff to help me take care of my stuff or my life.  I drive a 1997 Ford F-150 pickup that I bought used about 12 years ago.
  • My Finances – I lived owing debt to car loans, credit card companies and banks most of my adult life.  That’s changed recently because I decided debt is dumb, but that’s just a recent development.  For most of my life, my finances were just as messed up as most people’s.
  • My Personality – Our temperaments are largely defined by the genes we inherited.  I am a very introspective person with a moderate happiness set point.  As such, I struggle at times to stay focused and motivated in fulfilling all the responsibilities a regular guy has to deal with.
  • My Attitude – Like a lot of you, I am skeptical of a lot of what I read and hear about how to improve my life, finances, marriage, etc.  I am a logical, conservative, task-oriented guy that believes living a good life is mostly just commonsense.
  • My Past – Like most people, I have a story.  I was the first born, my parents divorced when I was about 12, much to my dismay, and I wasn’t that good at sports in school.  All of these things and much more left me with my share of emotional baggage.

That’s me in a nutshell.  Any of it sound familiar?  You might identify with at least some of this.  You are quite likely different from me and yet very similar.  If so, then I’d say that you are also a regular person.

Regular People Have the Best Opportunity to Live Life to the Fullest

Regular people are great people.  They are the backbone of society.  They are the ones that raise families, fuel the economy, build businesses, take vacations and volunteer to improve their neighborhoods.

A lot of other folks think our jobs, families, homes, communities and commitments are what make our lives dull.  They see these things as anchors holding us back.

However, this is not the case at all.  With the right attitude, these are the very things that give us the best opportunity to live life to the fullest.  They are the things that make that big family meal on Sunday taste so incredibly good.

Yes, we have families to feed and bills to pay, but we also have the hugs of little ones and the commonsense to become the millionaire next door.

I’ll end where I began.  Is a great life available to regular people?  You’d better believe it!  I know I do.  I invite you to stick around so we can learn together more of what it takes to really live a Super-Charged life!

Are you a regular person?  Are you living life to the fullest?  Leave a comment and let me know.

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9 thoughts on “Regular People Want to Live Life to the Fullest Too

    • Walter – Aren’t we all ordinary? Aren’t we only different in how we apply ourselves? Most of us have the same potential, we just don’t use what we have to its full capacity.

  1. Hi Jeff.

    This is a cool focus you bring here about how regular people have a chance too. It is often said that the big chances and opportunities are for the ones at the top, and that can be demotivating to people who don’t feel that they are at or near the top.

    I’d say there are also quite a few who think they are not so regular, who would be surprised when checking on their statistics as you did, and would realize that what they did was pretty common in comparison to others. This isn’t for all, but it is sobering to see.

    Feeling regular is okay, and opportunity is still present.
    .-= Armen Shirvanian´s last blog ..Balancing The Art Of Attachment To Materialism =-.

    • Armen – You are right that feeling regular is okay and opportunity is still very present. Haven’t we all heard that riches and fame don’t make you happy? Look at all the stars that fall from grace still searching for that special something in their life. A really rich and rewarding life is available to all of us. We just have to go after it with the right attitude and in the right way.

  2. Hey Jeff,

    Great point. I’ve always thought of myself as pretty special, my mom tells me I am ;) . You’re right though – in so many ways, I am a pretty average person. I may have worked hard to take advantage of the opportunities that were in front of me, but underneath it all I don’t have anything special that would stop the strategies I used to better myself from working for other people as well =)

    I really like the point you make about regular people, because I do often wonder when I write – who am I writing for? “Advanced” “Beginner” “Intermediates”? What is “normal”?

    I usually just write for myself, but try and explain things so that “normal” first time visitors get some value =)
    .-= Sid Savara´s last blog ..Conversation Hacking – How To Make Small Talk Work For You =-.

    • Sid – You hit the nail on the head. Anyone can apply the strategies for a better life and achieve awesome results. It is often just our mindset and conditioning that limits us. Those of us that are “regular” have just as much chance at living life to the fullest as anyone.

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