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How to create a philosophy for the year + inspiring iPhone wallpapers

Do you have a philosophy that you live by? Or have you created a philosophy for yourself for this year?

I have a question for you…

Do you have a philosophy that you live by? Or have you created a philosophy for yourself for this year?

Our philosophies, conscious or unconscious, have such a huge impact in our lives. They can either really help us to get to where we want to be and live happy, fulfilled lives or they can hold us back and stop us from making the progress we want and living the life we want.

So last year I decided to create a philosophy for myself to live by:  Don’t be afraid, you can do it. 

The reason I created this was because I’d begun to realise that more often than not the #1 thing that was slowing me down and holding me back was being afraid to do things. So I realised I needed to change my philosophy. I needed a new philosophy that was going to help me move forward… I needed more courage in my life.

I really wanted to make a video on this topic, because it has had such a HUGE impact on my life – it’s helped me to make some amazing things happen. Have a watch below…

In this video I share:

  • A quote which inspired me to change my philosophy
  • How my philosophy has helped me make massive progress
  • 3 steps for you to take to define your philosophy

Leave a comment below and let us know what your philosophy is – we’re going to pick a philosophy from the comments section and design it into a desktop wallpaper :) 


:: Video: Jim Rohn talking about creating a philosophy – mentioned in the video above ::

To help you stay inspired throughout the year, we created a series of iPhone wallpapers that you can download (if you don’t have an iPhone, we promise to do ones especially for you in the future). Click on the image below to download them.

download the wallpapers

breakdown Here’s the breakdown of what I shared in the video about how to create your philosophy:


And write down any things that were holding you back or stopping your from making progress towards your goals this year, BUT instead of blaming circumstances (like time & money), dig deep into your beliefs and philosophy and try to uncover whether there’s anything holding you back there that you’d like to change.

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Now you have an idea of what might be holding you back or what you might like to change or have more of, come up with some philosophies you’d like to integrate into your life. Maybe you’d love to get more focused – that’s a brilliant philosophy “Stay focused & you’ll make it happen”. Or maybe you’d love to have more fun and enjoy the journey more, rather than getting caught up in challenges that arise – your philosophy might be, “Smile and be happy. Enjoy the journey.” Get writing…

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We’ve all probably got several philosophies we’d love to live by, which is amazing, but I find that when you focus and zone in on one it can have a huge impact. So have a think about the #1 philosophy that could have the biggest impact on your life, if you committed to living by it. Once you know what it is, write it down and put it somewhere you can read it daily, so it can become part of your life… you can train your brain to live by it!


So what’s your philosophy? Leave a comment below and share it with us. Like I mentioned above, we’re going to pick a winner from the comments and beautifully design your philosophy for you :)

THE WINNER IS: Charmaine Cunningham with her philosophy: Today I am brave.

Here’s the wallpaper we created for it – click on it to download it (then right click on the image that opens up and save it to your computer and then you can set it as your background image.)

Today I am brave

I hope this post has helped you. See you next week!

Carrie xx

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