Have you ever been on a deathbed
10 suggestions for the life of your dreams (part 4)
# 9 Act like your life depends on your choices because it is
Have you ever been in a discussion about what to do and someone said, "What would you do if your life depended on it?" That actually puts things in a different context. Now comes the moment of decision. My life depends on it !!!
In fact, our lives depend on all of the choices we make. Everything we do and experience in our life depends on our daily decisions.
Have you ever heard the phrase, “The Big Five?” It refers to something you always hear when you are on safari in Africa. It stands for rhinoceros, elephant, buffalo, leopard and lion. People ask, “Have you seen the Big Five? How many of them did you see? Where were the Big Five? ... "
I think this expression should find its way into our lives. The Big Five for Life will be the five things in life that you absolutely want to do, see or experience so that you can look back on your deathbed and say, "Yes, I lived my Big Five for Life."
Wouldn't that be a great way to start a conversation? "Hello, I'm John and who are you ...?" What's on your Big Five for Life list and how can I help you meet it? "
It may or may not be that the items on your Big Five for Life list are just one-off experiences. For example, one item on my list for me is to have a lifelong loving relationship with my wife. This is something with an undefined end date. As long as I'm alive, it's on my list. This approach helps so fantastically because otherwise we often forget that our life depends on our decisions. We fall back into old patterns and soon there are all these reasons why we don't do the things we want to.
An advertising budget of around 154 billion dollars per year in the USA is also not exactly helpful for our free decisions. There are all the companies and people who want to convince us or who want to tell us how we should live our lives. Once we have found our Big Five for Life, our focus is on the possibility of living the life of our dreams. Fulfilling our dreams depends on our daily choices. We have to be aware of them and make sure that WE decide what to do. This becomes impressive in the context when we remember that life is an accumulation of 28,500 days. When that time is up, there is no way we can meet our Big Five for Life.
Make your daily decisions as if your life depends on them because it is.
# 10 Choose activities that inspire you, and your passion will always be there
Here comes a terrifying statistic. She shocked me. In an average week between Monday and Friday, the average person spends over 70% of their waking time driving to work, working, or doing work-related activities at home. We spend almost three quarters of our waking time in work-related activities in the course of our lives. We should be aware of this fact when considering what profession to do. "I've decided to spend half my life striving for whatever this job means to me."
If you devote 70% of your waking life to work every week, it would be great to find something that you are passionate about. I know this is a challenge. We live in this fascinating world, where experience is valued more than talent, pronounced intelligence, personal drive and much more.
The job that someone chooses after they have finished their studies is primarily chosen based on the level of payment. Then it decides how he finances the repayment of the loan taken out and pays for the beer consumption in his free time. That will become a guide for your career. I found that out through intensive research.
However you think about it; if there is anything in your life that you have always wanted to do with a lack of experience, go for it. Because every day that you don't do it is one less day that you can gain experience. It's best to start right away.
Choose activities that inspire you and your passion will always be there.
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# 11 Don't let others decide what you can and can't achieve
If it hasn't already happened, I don't doubt that at some point in your life you will be told by someone that you cannot do something that you think you can do. Your honest intentions are thus exposed to ridicule.
Nobody but you knows what you can really achieve. You can decide for yourself that a certain effort is too great for you or that it is the wrong mountain that you want to climb. But never let anyone else tell you that you can't make the ascent.
There are many men and women who have proven this for the umpteenth time. Orville and Wilbur Wright proved that humans can fly. Sandra Day O'Connor became the first female Supreme Court judge in the history of our country. Neil Armstrong walked on the moon.
The person who most clearly presented this evidence to me was Mahatma Gandhi. With his peaceful manner, he took on one of the most powerful empires in the world. What do you think, how would the betting odds have turned out for him? I think few would have bet on Gandhi's victory. But he didn't want to let anyone persuade him that he couldn't do it, and indeed, he won.
The courage and persuasiveness of an individual was the catalyst for the end of England's rule over India. It probably also marked the decline of the colonial era in England. He liberated an entire nation and did so without violence.
Well, I don't know what other tasks you have in store for your life. But Gandhi did not let others decide what he could and could not do. And neither do I.
Towards the end of my book, The Cafe on the Edge of the World, Mike, the owner of the cafe, explains, “Life is like a big story, but some people don't realize that they are the author and that they can write whatever they want From the bottom of my heart I wish you success in writing the story of your life and in living out what you want in living your dreams.
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