What is a rich life? I’m not talking about life abundant in financial wealth, but I’m talking about a life rich with experiences, fun, excitement, adventures, and stories.
Do you have any friends who seem to grab life by the horns? Their stories are interesting and full of passion. You live vicariously through them. You wish you had that life; or the guts; or the passion; or the zest for life like them.
No, they didn’t just one day get up and decided to throw themselves into random occurrences and come out fine and abundant. They probably didn’t grow up with parents who pushed them to try all sorts of things and travel extensively. They most likely certainly didn’t grow up with wealth.
The key secret to living a rich life is none of those things. The key secret to living an interesting, exciting, and fun life is falling in love with getting out of one’s comfort zone. But what if you’re naturally a risk-averse person who doesn’t like change, how could you live a rich life? Well, getting out of one’s comfort zone is never easy. It’s not easy because it requires you to feel comfortable with change, exponential learning, and overcoming your own fear. But once you learn to fall in love learning, change-induced growth becomes the way of living - one that leads to an exciting life.
I want to leave you with an exercise;
This week, I want you to do one thing you’ve always wanted to do but never had a chance to learn to do it. Think of one thing, big or small. Maybe start with something small like cooking a dish you’ve always wanted to learn how to cook, or doing an exercise you’ve always wanted to try. Google it and learn how to do it this week.
Once you’ve completed the task, witness how you feel - how do you feel when accomplishing that one new thing you’ve always wanted to do?
Then repeat the process with something new each time.
Do it over and over until you fall in love with the process; until you fall in love with learning and getting out of your comfort zone.
That is the secret to living a rich life. :)