Came across this phenomenal advice from Edie Freeman, who among other things was the creative director that came up with the idea of using various animals on the cover of the O’Reilly series of highly technical programming manuals.
My current advice to everyone is this: fall in love with your life. Pursue the things that bring you joy. Let go of things that don’t. Know the difference.
Make it intentional. Make it your goal. Make it your reality.
I certainly subscribe to this philosophy. It’s plainly stated, yet full of depth. And each sentence is a challenge – pursuing joy, letting go, recognizing what belongs on each list, and not accepting the default.