What are the top 3 activities you enjoy?
I realize I have been spending most of my life chasing the activities I enjoy. And this really paved the path I have followed thus far.
If only I enjoyed different activities, I would be a completely different person today.
So here’s my hypothesis:
If you want to completely change your life, one way is to change what you enjoy most.
To test this hypothesis, I will conduct this experiment.
Follow me for a moment to see what I mean.
At the end of the post, I will invite you to conduct this experiment… well see if it completely changes your life.
STEP ONE: List the top 3 activities you enjoy most.
Here are my top 3, as of 2 months ago.
- I enjoy being absorbed in purposeful creation. Heck it doesn’t have to be too purposeful sometimes. I get so happy when I’m drawn into writing a new song, designing a new website, or developing a new idea, even though the purpose may not be initially apparent to me.
- I enjoy chasing my curiosity. Mostly, this means, flipping through the bookstore, or spending hours online reading and surfing and clicking, researching a topic, or looking for answers.
- I enjoy laughing. I love puns, random jokes in real situations, and laughing with people. My favorite set of jokers are Jeff, the MindValley guys, and myself. You have no idea how often I make myself laugh.
Okay, those are the top 3 activities I enjoy most. I know this because I spend 90% of my waking hours doing creating things, learning things, and laughing at my own jokes.
3 simple things make me a happy camper 🙂
But it looks like some changes will be made…
STEP TWO: Change your top 3 list
Now, my life would be quite different if I told you the top 3 things I enjoy is
- Watching TV
- Eating junk food
I might be speaking to you now as a napping godzilla. Hence, I will not enjoy any of those.
Picture this instead….
For the most part of my life, making money has never been a top priority. ‘Enough’ money always came to me, through the stuff I did.
And I never really saw a pressing need for loads of money, anyway. I’m not a big spender, and I end up with plenty of savings.
However, in December 2007… I decided to develop a love and pursuit for truckloads of money.
You see, if I can get my brain to develop a healthy addiction to filling up my bank account, it will automatically cause me focus my energy on activities which will attract more wealth into my life.
(Notice I am “exaggerating for illustrative purposes” and really drilling this into my head. I know “I enjoy making money” is easy for some of you, but believe it or not, it’s taken me 2 months for me to feel it in my bones.)
It’s about time I got filthy rich.
I’m sure I’ll find a good use of the money later.
Off the cuff, I imagine, having a lot of money definitely equips me better to live out my ideals of social enterprise and market-driven change.
I might even buy myself a pair of slippers from impoverished jungle folk.
So this is how I’m living this experiment out.
Will changing what I enjoy most will completely change my life?
So far so good.
- I have over the past 2 months, included “I enjoy making money” in my top 3.
- I’ve chucked away a few things I was working on, and have shifted my attention to new things. (More on this later)
- Quite immediately, I’ll be spending the next 2 weeks in intense learning mode… reading books, and meeting people about investing, currency, and finance.
I have made a billion dollarsLet me get back to you
For now, I’m going to work on my new ventures, as well as get a deeper sense of the rules of the big picture money game, and go from there. Not sure where this will lead me, but I’ve got a feeling I’m going to enjoy it. And I’ll be blogging about this, too.
Now, it’s your turn.
If you want to change your life, try this.
- List the top 3 things you enjoy.
- Learn to enjoy something you don’t currently really enjoy all that much. Remember to create a burning desire for that new activity.
- Remind yourself of this often.
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