Starting a journal & doing brain dumps are my go to tool. This is a flip through inside my 2015 journal – and the top lessons I learned. For more “how to journal” videos or “flip throughs”, see the links below!
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(TIME: 1:58) If we had a dollar for every day lived until we were 90….. we’d have a whopping $32,850! A lot smaller than I had hoped. Seneca’s perspective: It is not that life is short, it’s that we don’t appreciate the time we have. Life is long if you know how to use it. We must maximize our 32,850 days. This leads us to point number two: The Rocking Chair Test
2. ROCKING CHAIR TEST
The rocking chair test: “When i’m 90 years old, sitting in my rocking chair and looking back on my life, will I regret not doing (BLANK)?”
(TIME: 4:50) If the answer is “no” don’t do it. If the answer is “yes” get moving! In 2015 I did the rocking chair test on myself. One of the reasons I Backpacked through Southeast Asia was because I would have regretted not doing it one day. Remember, at the end of our life we are going to regret the things we didn’t do, not the things we did.
3. THE MILLION DOLLAR TEST
“Most people don’t want a million dollars, they want the experience they think only millions can buy” -Tim Ferriss (and Tony Robbins…?)
(TIME: 8:24) It’s a cliche, but the best things in life are free. The ocean will not feel any better because you have a million dollars. Friends and family can’t be replaced by a million dollars. You can have experiences today without the million dollars!
4. WHAT IF IT WAS A GIFT?
(TIME: 10:54) No matter what happens to you, ask yourself “what if it was a gift”. In doing this, you can snap out of victimhood instantly and take action to make changes. Also, Farmer Floyd’s life story: “What a wonderful opportunity for personal growth”.
5. MY PERSONAL STORY
(TIME: 15:15) How I conquered depression, limiting beliefs, insecurity and self sabotage.
Stop settling, start living.
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