“People say that what we are seeking is a meaning for life. I don’t think that is what we’re really seeking. I think what we’re seeking is an experience of being alive.”
– Joseph Campbell, The Power of Myth
I recently finished reading “The 4-Hour Workweek” by Timothy Ferriss.
If you haven’t read it, it’s a very interesting book on how to structure your life. He writes practical advice on how to make choices that enable you to life an open, free, adventurous life.
(His website also has a lot of resources and information.)
Most of all, this book reminds the reader over and over that your life is in your hands.
Reading this book has led me to ask myself a lot of important questions.
How do I determine success?
What are my actual goals – not vague, but specific answers?
Am I doing enough to accomplish those goals?
How am I continuing to grow as a person?
What do I want to learn?
What am I prioritizing?
What makes me feel alive?
I’ve asked myself these questions before, of course. Most of us have. A lot of us ponder these things right around January 1st.
It’s September now. A lot has changed since January – for me at least.
It might be time for another assessment.
When was the last time you asked yourself hard questions?