I have done a lot in my life, and it makes me tired just thinking about it. Though, it’s not enough.
I am right in the middle of what we call life, and I have recently realized that you only live once and what precisely that means for me.
That’s important because, on the one hand – my time is running out 🙂 On the other hand, I am into enjoying everything I do, and if I don’t, I try not to do it. Of course, there are things we are obliged to do, bureaucracy and stuff that can put us down at times. For some people, work is an obligation, something they have to do. I understand that.
There are enough posts in this blog and outside of it about finding the right path, your element, and your happy place… But for the sake of this post – let’s say you are not obliged to work. You are either retired, or your financial situation is taken care of otherwise than by trading your time for money.
What would you do with your life then?
It’s not an easy question, considering that you only live once, and this is no dress rehearsal, as so many before me said.
Steve Jobs said it nicely:
“My favorite things in life don’t cost any money. It’s really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time.”
Take your time to figure out what your favorite things in life are. It can take a while. Sometimes we think we know what we want, and then, after having invested a lot of time and other resources, we realize that wasn’t it. Or you want to go in another direction, it’s good to find out what you don’t want, then possibly you can figure out why you don’t like it.
That’s of great value for your next steps.
Mistakes are beneficial for making future plans. We all make mistakes, and we all should make them. When I was younger, I thought making mistakes was a bad thing. It took me quite a few wrong turns and time invested in the wrong things to realize what direction I needed to head in. No regrets, though, it was necessary, and I don’t see it as a waste of time now.
This also changes as you constantly change with the world around you.
Your direction changes, and being attentive to what’s next for you is an art to be practiced daily and perfected.
Since everything is in constant motion and evolution, making mistakes is inevitable. That’s a good thing. Hopefully, you learn from your mistakes, that’s how you evolve, and then you are wiser and can choose the best path for yourself and possibly others.
No pressure, but since our time is limited, what are you doing with your life? Just asking…
Let me know in the comments below.