On Sunday, I finished our Breathing Room series at Revolution by looking at how to find breathing room between work, life and everything that has to get done. This week, I want to share 6 simple ways I’ve done that and you can to. I’m going to share one each day so you have time to process them and hopefully put some things into practice.
The first one we looked at was how to get a good night sleep. Tuesday, we talked about why you should take a break every 90 minutes. Wednesday, we looked at what electronics can do to our margin. Yesterday we looked at what will probably be the most controversial or at least, the one you think is unattainable: Pay people to do what you hate.
Today is the second last one, but also one of the most important things to making room for what matters most: Live the life you want, not the one others want you to live.
This came up in the first week of our Breathing Room series and it is a game changer for me.
Too many people live the life others want them to live, make choices others expect them to make and miss life. They leave their dreams on the table and live a life they don’t want to live.
This can be seen in the jobs people take, the houses they live in, the sports and activities their kids do, even the people they have as friends or marry.
Think for a minute, what is it that you want to accomplish with your one and only life?
What things if you don’t do will you regret? Travel? Writing a book? Retiring early? Taking up a hobby? Starting a ministry or company?
What is keeping you from those things?
Fear stands in the way of many. What will people think about it?
So far, we have done 2 things that friends and family thought were crazy. We were told by friends and family members that planting a church was not a smart career move because of the percentage that don’t survive. We were told that adopting would bankrupt and set us back financially.
Yet, if we didn’t do those two things, we would live with regret and always wonder, “What if?”
Living with regret is not living.
Make a commitment today, not to live with regret. Live with passion and abandon.