How To Get More Out Of Life?

  1. Figure out what’s truly important to you in life – Introspect to identify what’s most important to you and adds meaning to your life. Write them down.Ruthlessly eliminate everything else. Conserve your time, efforts and resources to achieve the goals most important to you. Do what you know in your heart is right. Integrity is the essence of everything successful. Forget what the world tells you ought to be important. It’s OK to be less than perfect.
  2. Organize your space. – Get rid of clutter. Start with your desk and computer, e-mails, phone, office, living room and bedroom and work your way outwards till you have no rubbish stashed away in closets, cupboards, garages etc. Read this post for the results of a bit of cleaning
  3. Focus on being productive. – There are only 24 hours in the day. And no matter how hard or fast or efficiently you work you can’t possibly get everything, you potentially could do, done. So focus first on things that are likely to matter most to you in the larger scheme of things over time let other things slide. Create systems to get chores done. Chores are inevitable and getting behind on them creates a mess. So create a simple and logical way to do or get chores done and stick to it.
  4. Stop trying to be everything to everyone. – Pleasing everybody all the time is impossible. Don’t neglect your own needs. Establish boundaries and manage expectations so that there is sufficient time and space for yourself. Then figure out the people who matter most to you and make it a point to give them the lion’s share of your time and attention. Don’t allow other commitments and demanding people make you neglect important relationships.
  5. Learn from your mistakes and then forget about them – Learn from your mistakes but don’t let them become a burden. Don’t avoid risk for fear of making a mistake. Don’t become overcautious. Don’t go overboard with the guilt, remorse and regrets. To err is human so forgive yourself. Do what you can to make restitution then move on. Don’t waste time.The past is the past and every morning is an opportunity to start afresh.
  6. Give what you want to receive. If you want love, give love.  If you want friends, be friendly.  If you want money, give money. Here is a post on how John D. Rockefeller practiced this idea–

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10 Responses to How To Get More Out Of Life?

  1. zap says:

    nice one

  2. Schalk says:

    I struggle with points 3 and 4 sometimes. This world just contains way too many interesting things. The more you learn, the more you see how much more there is to learn. And the more work you get done, the more work you get to do in the future.

    Saying “no” to other people is hard enough, but saying “no” to myself is even harder…

    • Schalk 3 was more in the lines of prioritize so that small meaningless activities do not get in the way of doing the things which really matter,
      4 is along the lines of first making time for oneself and second not making time for lesser relationships at the cost of important ones.

      • Schalk says:

        Do you have any advice for when you have too many things which are seemingly equally important and interesting?

        • Schalk I think that important and interesting don’t always automatically go together.So making a financial plan for yourself might not be all fun but it’s important if being wealthy is a priority.But that’s not to say we can’t make chores fun so that we stick to them longer.
          Here is a technique that I use to figure out what is most important to me.I imagine what I would want to have done most if I will have no more of that resource.So if I consider I will have no more time ie die tomorrow would I have wanted to do in life and what will I be OK with not having dine.In case of money I think in terms of what will I have wanted to do most if from this moment on I will not make a single paisa more for the est of my life.
          When a person is faced with stark choices in life,one’s priorities become crystal clear,

      • Schalk says:

        Thanks, I’ll keep that in mind 🙂

  3. very good suggestions keerti, how i wish bloggers were around when i was a teenager 😦

  4. can’t beat integrity and organization – I am working on the latter, hopefully I have the former

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