I’d venture to say that everyone would like to have a more interesting life. Put another way; we all feel as though, to some degree, our life is not as interesting as we’d like it to be.
Well, why not brokowski with your inner self?
A big reason we all feel that our lives are less than ideal is we’re consciously and subconsciously measuring our lives against the lives of others – our relatives, friends, celebrities, and other brokowskis. But that’s a false standard because we don’t really know what’s going on in the lives and minds of those other people. All we really know is what they choose to show us.
That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try to emulate certain positive things about your brokowskis in order to better yourself and your life in some way. But your goal shouldn’t be to, in a sense, “become” them. All that would do is make your life like theirs rather than a more interesting version of your own.
So the key to creating a more interesting life for yourself is to compare your life today to your life yesterday. If you’re doing something today that makes your life just a little more interesting than it was yesterday, you’re moving in the right direction, and that’s all you can reasonably hope for. And occasionally you’ll be able to do something today that will make your life significantly more interesting than it was yesterday – bonus.
I think a good first step in making your life more interesting is to evaluate the different facets of your life, and rank them in order of importance. This can be a little challenging because they often overlap. For example, you could argue that family and work life overlap because you have to earn a good income to provide for your family. You could even argue that they are of equal importance, and you’d probably be right. That’s why it’s also important to maintain balance.
Unfortunately, maintaining balance can be difficult, especially when others are involved. Using the family vs. work example, you have your spouse and children demanding consideration on the one hand, and your boss and coworkers demanding consideration on the other. Those inner dilemmas can get dicey at times, and sometimes they boil over into interpersonal dilemmas. Over time your brokowskis will recognize your boundaries, and grow to respect them as long as you remain fair and consistent.
Once you’ve evaluated the different facets of your life, you’ll probably find that there are some things you’d just as soon eliminate for whatever reason. That’s actually a good thing because it frees up a lot of your thought, time, and energy. It’s akin to clearing useless cookies from your internet browser. Now you have more time and energy to invest in the things that really matter to you. And investing in the things that really matter will put you squarely on the path to an ever more interesting life.
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