Building a Bigger Life Background
Several months ago, I set out to begin a project to help people who had gotten to a point in their lives where they were questioning if this was all there was. The idea was simple, I started looking back and although I believe I have lived a very fortunate life, I knew that I wanted out of it. Plus, after losing both of my parents in a little over a year between them I had some time to reflect on their lives. Building a bigger life was not at the front of my mind.
As you surely know, one of the most sobering times in your life will be when you lose somebody close to you. As you reflect back on your life and relationship with them, it’s almost impossible to keep your mind from focusing on yourself. This is usually one of those things that kicks off erratic behavior or mid-life crises-LOL!
The Look Back
I am somebody who has had my mortality on my mind more than a few times in the last few years. When I look back at something significant like college graduation or getting married, I see a HUGE gap of time that just flew past.
Don’t get me wrong. There’s been a LOT of living done during that time. It’s just that I feel like I’m capable of way more than has happened in that amount of time. Instead of just beating myself up about it, I try to look at what was going on and how that affected my progress.
The only answer I can come up with is I’ve spent so much of my life doing the “right” thing that I lost track of what I WANT to do!