I’ve been thinking a lot about what I want my life to look like. The kinds of people I let in, the vibe I allow into my space, the work I want to do.
In one of his latest articles on Medium, Ryan Holiday writes about the metric he uses to make decisions about things. He thinks about what he wants his “ordinary life to look like most of the time” and whether those things will allow more or less of that.
It’s what I’ve been aiming to practise in my life as well.
“People think they have to live a life they don’t want for a long time so that eventually, off in the distant future, they can live a life they do want.”– Ryan Holiday, You Could Have Today. Instead You Choose Tomorrow
The privilege of choosing what you want your life to be like is “more accessible than we think”, Holiday goes on to write.
And it’s true.
We have the ability to choose between working a high-pressure, long-hour corporate job or a job that we enjoy. We can decide whether we want to spend our money on things we don’t need or to invest it instead.
For me, optimum happiness lies in that space between wanting more and knowing what’s enough.
I’m trying to tailor my life accordingly.