“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”Oscar Wilde
A new year and a new decade are upon us. It’s easy to go through life without actually pausing and considering what we are doing and why we are doing it. So in between exchanging presents and stuffing our faces with pie and cookies like the Fat Schmidt in us all, take some time to think about your past year and what you want your life to look like. Take a breather. Grab some paper and a pen and sit with yourself:
- Who do you want to be?
- Where do you want to give your time?
- What’s a priority to you?
- What brings me joy?
- What do I need to do less of? What do I need to do more of?
- What do I need to start?
Most of us live our lives like the toss of a paper airplane — we throw and hope the wind takes us where we need it to0. Of course, not everything is in our control. Trying to plan every second of your life will inevitably be messed up by something bigger than yourself. Yet, it’s good to know if you are, at the very least, aiming for the right direction. Nobody wants to reach the end of their life and realize they’ve been facing the wrong direction the entire way. There’s always a chance to turn around, but wouldn’t it be better if we knew sooner rather than later?
That’ why it’s healthy to pause every opportunity you can (make) and think about what you’ve been doing and where it’s leading you.
STAY BOLD, Keep Pursuing,
— Josh Waggoner | Daily Blog #787