On the last day of my life, how will I wish to have spent my day today?
Some times when I get so busy over the week I total forget where I am heading with my life. Eventually as it is being well said, “Life is not a destination, it is a journey”. I find this statement very true, while I also tend to forget how I would like to design this journey to be.
What I believe makes a great life journey is a combination of challenges and its achievements. When we can look back and laugh about the mistakes we made, how difficult the time was and we have still made it, which wonders happened that have totally surprised us and the list goes on of those great memories that we can share with others.
At the same time if we have too little challenges our life becomes a monotonous routine. On the other hand, if it is too challenging we will have a hard time hitting our mile stones, which will potentially perpetuate it to a decrease of self-esteem.
So how do we design a life journey with the right level of challenges? As well as, how do we include others in our journey who we can share those moments decades later?
I guess the answer might be bluntly easy: “Do things that are slightly outside of our comfort zone”. The important part of it is not to regret anything that we do in our lives. And we can achieve that by striving to always do our best based on our current capabilities and knowledge. Now the question is: “Are we already doing our best?” — probably not.
With that being said, let’s ask ourselves three following questions:
- What can I consciously be doing today to reach my highest capacity with the experience and knowledge that I have today?
- Which things are slightly outside of my comfort zone that I am not doing yet?
- Who would I like to include in my journey by overcoming those challenges together?
Now let’s get off our butts and take action! I wish you a great morning ahead.