My life is good. It’s often great. I know there are a lot of people suffering, and part of me wonders why I get to have a good life when so many others don’t.
But my life used to be less good. On a scale to 10 it used to be 3-4, with occasional dips lower, even. Now I feel it’s around 6-8. I work on it and have gotten better at life.
And I want to keep getting better. I imagine if my life was averaging in 9-10, I’d describe it “amazing” or “awesome.” I feel the power in those words, how joyful and radiant I’d feel, and how that energy may extend to people around me. If I am in a higher place I’d get better at helping others to climb higher, too. Maybe I’m trying to justify my selfishness, but I can see that personal fulfillment actually makes you a better contributor. I would like to think that it’s a win-win for everyone.
Looking around, it’s hard for me to spot someone who is having an amazing life. But then, people connect on common grounds, so I have a feeling once you break into a circle where truly fulfilled people are hanging around then they may not seem so rare. (Tim Ferriss seems to know enough of them to write a huge, heavy book about them — Tools of Titans) If you are living a constantly amazing life, let me know, I want to pick you brain, I want to learn what you know.
Life gets only as good as you think you can get away with. 😀 I want to dare myself to get better, not settle for 7 or 8 — “good enough.” And the only person who can stop me is me, so I’m picking at my own roadblocks to see what it will take to get rid of it or go around it. 🙂 I want to stop holding back, b/c it’s not really serving anyone. I want to climb higher and become a better sharer of lessons I learned in climbing.