Discovery is the first step. Now it’s time to take action.
In a previous article, we talked about finding things that are personally meaningful to you. Now that you’ve come up with a list, it’s time to go after them. But before getting into that, you have take a close look at the real value of each activity you’re considering.
Some activities don’t add to one’s quality of life. They can’t feel like chores or think they’ll be chore-ish down the road. For an activity to be worth anything, you have to look forward to doing it and be emotionally invested, not just use it to fill time. This is really key — you can’t spend your time in low-grade activities and expect them to make you feel good about yourself.
“When one door closes, another one opens, but we often look so long and regretfully at the closed door that we fail to see the one that has opened for us.”
–Alexander Graham Bell