In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.
Eighty years is currently the average life span in the West. Here’s how to make them happy and fulfilling:
1. Travel often.
Do yourself this favor before it’s too late. Without thinking too much about it, pack a pillow and a blanket at least once a year and go see a part of the world you’ve never seen before. You will not regret it.
Traveling has less to do with seeing things, as it does with experiencing them. It has less to do with discovering something, as it does with discovering yourself. In your travels you won’t find all the answers, you will find lots of questions you would otherwise have never thought to ask.
The thing about traveling to new places is that you run into your insecurities and fears around every twist and turn. You run into all the good things and bad things about yourself on a daily basis, and are provided the opportunity to grow far beyond your years.
2. Work on something every day that moves you.
When you strike that fine balance between the challenge of an activity and your skill at performing it, when the rhythm of your work feels in sync with your purpose, when you know that what you’re doing makes a difference, you become [Read more…]