One of the things I talk about in my keynote is how I discovered my life philosophy while lost in Nepal. But, just what is a life philosophy? Is it critical to happiness? Nobody likes the word philosophy do they? It sounds difficult, very academic, studious, etc. Well, it doesn’t have to be…read on.
A life philosophy is a self-created road map of how you see yourself and your life. The earlier in life you lay out this road map the happier and more successful you will be.
- What do you love about life?
- Can you include those things in your work?
- Is it possible to share those things with a spouse?
- Are they compatible with children?
Start with an easy list of the most important things you want in life and then over time add to it. We change a lot as humans, so often that you may need to add/delete items that come and go. BUT, there should be some that are core principles and foundational, and will last a life time.
Those things could be like:
- I want to work and associate with honest people.
- I want to include spirituality in every phase of my life
- I want to travel a lot
- I want to have humor in my life as much as possible
Planning for a lifetime is a fun project and starts you thinking about what’s important and what’s not…tell your friends about and and maybe you could discuss the project and share your aspirations. And, you can do it at any age!
Anyway you look at it, it’s one man’s opinion…mine!
Thanks for reading,