It is important to think about what you want from life.
First, you should think about the big payback in life.
Call it your dream, goal or wish. These are just words. But think about what is the big thing or feeling you want from life. The feeling of being on top of the world, or riches of the world, or love or happiness.
This out of the way, now think about the payback you want from your days.
The big payback you seek from life should be aligned with your values. Don’t worry about where you are right now when you sit to think about it.
Your current situations can guide some of your actions now but they don’t need to define the big payback you are looking for or how you play the game of life.
Now to the days in your life.
Life is big but we live it from moment to moment, minute to minute, hour to hour, and day to day.
So think about the payback you want from your moments. This will ensure that you continue moving firmly towards the big payback.
What Is The Payback Your Want From Your Moments In A Day?
Work, money, love, self-care, growth, rest, recuperation, entertainment, energy, solitude, relationships, society come to mind.
Think about what will give you the payback you are looking from the moments in your day.
Food, time with those you love, focus, sleep, meditation, right posture, thinking about the big picture and helping people will give you some of the payback you are seeking.
This on the surface looks a lot like goals driven scheduling of work and action-based planning.
But it is different in the sense that it allows you to get rid of what does not align with your values and what does not matter to you in life.
It helps you do and engage in and with – what matters, leading to a fuller life and less wasted time on pursuits that are worthless to you.
Are you wondering why did I not talk about giving here?
Because nature is abundant. It was here before us and will be here after us. So, we can get all we want.
And, giving is such a big theme and an important part of life that it deserves a separate post.
For now, instead of giving you can think more about giving wings to your dreams.
Now tell me, what is it that you want from life?