Live Each Day As IfFirst, smile.
Second, read this:
The other cliché goes like this: ‘Live each day as if it were your last.’ The best way to take this as advice is to do exactly the opposite. Live each day as if you will live forever. That means, first and foremost, that you should treat the people around you as if they too will be around for a very long time to come. The choices that you make today matter, because their consequences will grow greater and greater. — Peter Thiel
Take a deep breath and approach life like this. Do things that you are proud of, things that you want to one day be remembered for.
The reality is that you will be judged for your actions and choices, rarely anything else. There are far too many people on this earth that are “smart” and “hard-working” for you to get by as someone who does not care about anyone else.
Genuinely caring, being nice — qualitative personality traits that go along way. And while its taken me a long time to truly understand the power of these, I’ve learned the effect to which these little things can change perspectives.
It sounds like bullsh*t I know. Trust me.
But find the happiest people in your life — the people who love what they do and never seem to complain. First realize that they too have struggles. And then realize that they have accepted these and moved forward.
I think of my cleaning lady. My school teachers. My uber drivers.
Who do you think of ? Out of all of the people you know, who “lives the best life?”
I feel like if we mapped all of your answers next to income of that person, we would need find a direct correlation between happiness and wealth. I’d be interested to understand if we could find any correlation between all of these extremely happy people. I’d assume self-awareness would be a good one. But most likely even less complicated than that. Most likely, people are just happy.
By jordangonen on July 11, 2016.
Exported from Medium on February 17, 2018.