The biggest things I learned:
- Living with purpose minimizes depth of suffering, because pain for a reason is better than pain with no reason.
- Creating new habits is easier when you share the experience with other people, rather than going at it alone.
- Life gets increasingly complex as you get older. Or perhaps this is better stated as, “the more you know, the less you know.”
- Graduated college
- Manifested a job of the exact description I asked for
- Ran my second half marathon and beat my previous time
- Developed confidence in:
- Social skills
- Public speaking
- Finances and money management
- Physical and athletic capabilities
- Created new friendships and connections with other people
- Relapsed on bad habits I thought I had defeated
- Gave up on several habit development attempts
- Snoozing on alarm
- Morning exercise
- Screen-time minimization
- Allowed doubt and worry to stop me from doing simple things I wanted to do
- Didn’t read one book each month of the year
- Forgot truths when suffering or struggling
Take a moment to reflect...what were your successes and failures in 2014? More important, what successes are you going to create in 2015 with your new experience?
2015 is going to be our best year yet. Let’s give it our all to live the lives we most deeply desire.