Your life is already full. But a full life is not necessarily a good life.
I believe we were created to be productive, and enjoy the process of getting things done. Life is good when it is filled with purpose.
Think about times when you have enjoyed being the most productive. Maybe it was while you were working on a project, when you were learning something new, or when you were doing something entirely for someone else.
My son Adam just finished a Business Policy class, which was the capstone course for his undergraduate business degree. He had heard from his friends that this class was very difficult and time consuming, so he chose to take it during summer term when he could give it his complete attention.
After the first day of class, Adam called to tell me that it was everything he had been warned about… and more. He said, “I can’t imagine doing all of the work that will be required to complete this class.”
Two weeks later, our family visited him at school. We hardly saw him while we were there – he was with his project group during most of his waking hours. We only saw him at lunch and dinner breaks. He was exhausted.
During the course of the term, the students were pressed to do their best work. They were tired and, many times, wished to be somewhere else. Still, they persevered.
Finally the day came when Adam was finished with the class. He and his group stumbled across the finish line, completely exhausted. After he had some time to rest, Adam said he was happy with his sense of accomplishment. His life had been full to capacity. But even though it was difficult, he knew it had been full of the good stuff. He and his group had been productive, and often enjoyed their work.
Our lives are full. As I shared in my last post, there is no such thing as an empty glass. But are they full of the good stuff?
There are two questions you need to ask yourself if you want to be sure to live a life full of good stuff:
Do you enjoy what you are doing?
If the answer is no, go back to your Life Plan and discover what you are missing. If you don’t have a Life Plan, e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org to request a copy of our tool.
Are you productive?
If the answer is no, then you may need to work on Priority Management. Consider creating a weekly Timeblock to ensure you are making the most of the time you are allotted.
If the answer to both of these questions is yes, then go and enjoy your FULL life!