03 Oct Build your life around what matters most to you
Happiness is obviously about enjoying fun and pleasure.
But more than that, for deep and meaningful, lasting happiness … meaning and purpose is vitally important.
The type of happiness that comes from focusing on meaning and purpose requires us to focus on those aspects of life that are really important; which is often harder than it might seem…
via the Ladders by Christoper D Connors
“Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me. Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful, that’s what matters to me.” — Steve Jobs
Each day, you’re given 86,400 seconds to make the most of. You’re given the latitude to pursue what you want, even if it only ends up being for a very small percentage of those seconds. You have time. You have a shot — and that’s all that most of us can really ask for. So, when I see people squandering that time and wasting it on things that don’t add value and that waste their talents, it gets me down.
But more than that — it puzzles me. So many of us don’t realize the opportunities we’re letting pass us by.
An investment toward a venture and new beginning doesn’t take nearly as much time each day as you think. It’s not about one lump sum of output for one day over a few days or week. The journey is about repetition. It’s about consistency and continuous output. Showing up each day and finding a way to let yourself shine, in all your authenticity, in whatever your thing is.
So why do we spend time on things that don’t matter? For one thing — too many of us haven’t defined what matters most to us. As crazy as that sounds, we simply don’t know. We haven’t taken the time in deep thought and imagination to actually visualize and verbalize what we love and what means the most to us in this lifetime…
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