If you’re like most people, you never expected to be where you are right now.
Most people had dreams, goals, aspirations…they were excited about life.
Most people thought that being an adult would mean they were finally free.
They thought that as long as they did good in school, they will have everything they’ve ever wanted.
Most people didn’t expect life to be so hard.
Most people thought that life would be…
…that somehow, life was going to work out for them.
They never saw the importance of seizing their life and doing whatever it takes to make it a reality.
So, instead, they drifted on autopilot for years and years, only to wake up one day and realize “what happened to my life?”
I am not one of these people.
I ask myself everyday questions like:
- What’s missing?
- What do I want?
- What do I need less of?
- What’s the most epic thing I can think of to do?
- Did I spend today in a way that meets all of my goals?
- How can I be better?
If I spend even one moment of my day doing something that I don’t want to do, I immediately think, “How can I solve this?”
And this mentality has led to an extremely diverse and adventurous life. I usually don’t stay bored for too long before I make a dramatic shift in what it is that I’m doing.
But it’s hard work.
Because I have to continuously remind myself to focus on the larger vision of my life. And every adventure I choose has to line up with my vision.
My vision is large and complex, so I’ll save that for another time.
But I have a very specific image in my mind about how I want my life to go.
In a nutshell, it involves three main things:
- Total freedom
- Inner peace
- Immense love
I think if I had those things, I would die a happy man…and help others die happy as well.
Isn’t that what it’s all about?
Recently I learned one interesting tip about how you can tell if you’re on track in life.
It’s very simple, and it doesn’t take more than a few moments of silent reflection.
Ask yourself: “What would the child version of me be pleased with who I am today and how I spend my time?”
Consider all of the things that you wanted to be, do, and see when you were younger.
Also consider all of the things that you wouldn’t have wanted for yourself.
The reason why this technique is powerful is because the child version of you somehow has insight into your soul. Your child self doesn’t come with all of the baggage that clouds your perceptions on what is possible. The child inside you could dream wildly without the heavy intoxication of social conditioning.
So ask yourself: what would the childhood me want to do next?