We have no problem buying a giant drink or a large portion of food when we’re hungry.
So could the menu for life be ordering up more of what we like the best?
Educators say, education is one of the few things in life where we want as little as possible for the money. How many classes can I miss?
Try that when you buy a car: “Do I have to take the air conditioning that was included for the price of this vehicle”? That’s never going to happen. We’ll take as much as we can get for the money.
Life is no different.
Time to supersize life by doing more of the things that we want to do – the things that bring us pleasure, make us feel worthwhile, connect us to more people.
- If you don’t like your work, do something about it. Work consumes the largest amount of our time so if we hate it, no wonder we’re not loving life. Accept no excuses. Don’t make any. Pursue a new path.
- Spend more time with people you like and less time with people you don’t like. I know, we can’t choose our relatives and sometimes we like our jobs but hate our bosses. Think of it like this, if we increased the amount of time we spend with the people who make us happier, we’ve taken a second positive step toward supersizing our life.
- Always have something to look forward to. My office is on a golf course and I often see the same people playing the same course over and over again. They look miserable (Ha! They probably look up at me at my desk and say the same thing). Never live a moment without something to aspire to – a new place to go, a new friend to make, something you’ve never experienced before.
- Finally, see how many accomplishments you can have each day. A new recipe, solving a problem that has been plaguing you, breaking a sales record. Accomplishments – not just big ones but little ones – all feel the same. Good.
Four steps to a happier, more fulfilling life that is possible right now.