Find the courage to design and live the life you want

“If you don’t prioritize your life, someone else will.”

– Greg McKeown

Having the courage to work out what we actually want from life is one of the boldest things we can do. Making it happen can require nerves of steel.

But living the life you’ve dreamt up and designed, on your own terms?

That feeling is worth all of the work, many times over.

At a generous estimate, we have 30,000 days in our lives. After age twenty, it’s closer to 20,000.

How many of those are you going to live on your terms?

How many are you going to spend living a life that someone else designed for you?

How many will you spend on a path that you fell onto without really realising it?

Work out what the truly important stuff in your life is.

Who are your people?

What activities lift your spirit?

When and where do you feel most fulfilled?

What work would you be doing if money was nothing to do with it?

What does your ideal life really look like?

One way to find the courage to live the life you want is to think about the alternative. Getting to the end of your 30,000 days and realising that you want to start again.

Don’t let that happen to yourself.

If you’re still on this earth, it’s never too late to change tracks if your current one isn’t working.

Dig deep and really think about what you want.

Keep asking it; it’s a question that’ll last you a lifetime.

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