|Ryan Holiday, American author, marketer, entrepreneur, media strategist, media columnist and editor-at-large for the New York Observer…among other attributes, recently turned 30 years old and wrote an article about living a full life for the online publication Thought Catalog.
The following is an excerpt from the article – you can read the full piece at https://thoughtcatalog.com/ryan-holiday/2017/06/how-to-live-a-full-life-and-leave-nothing-on-the-table-by-30/.
How to Live a Full Life (and Leave Nothing on the Table) by 30
How to live and approach life so that at 30 (or 40, or 50, or 60 and beyond), you can honestly feel like you’ve left nothing on the table. That every day is extra.
- Do Ridiculous Things. Some of the best decisions of my life came out of total irresponsibility and whim.
- Not What Will Pay the Most, But What Will Teach Me the Most? This is how I have evaluated my career and job opportunities (and book projects too).
- Focus! Wake up every day and do a little more. Be unfocused around a little less. See what happens.
- “The Right Time is Right Now.” If you think you want to do it, do it.
- Get Married. Be in a Long-Term Relationship. Pick a person and be in a relationship already. It’s the best thing you will ever do. It’s a lot of work. It will be painful and tough at times. But relationships are great because you make them great.
- Steer Clear of Charlatans and the Toxic. You become who you know. You conform to your surroundings. Make sure those two facts are taking you in a direction you want to go.
- Keep a Journal. It forces you to look at what you’re doing now.
- Heck Yes or Heck No is Too Simple. Life is complicated and life decisions are about weighing the odds, not black and white certainties.
- Live in New York or Los Angeles (Or a City Like That) …but not for long. It’s good to test yourself in a big city. It’s good to feel the energy of millions of people coursing through your veins.
- The Quiet Moments Are the Best. There is a line from Lao Tzu. “Peace is in the emptiness. Emptiness is in the fast of the mind.” It’s in the quiet, still moments that we feel what matters in life.
|“Life is a journey, not a destination.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson