The Art of Meaningful Living – 15: Spend time on your passions

“There comes a time when you ought to start doing what you want. Take a job that you love. You will jump out of bed in the morning. I think you are out of your mind if you keep taking jobs that you don’t like because you think it will look good on your resume. Isn’t that a little like saving up sex for your old age?”  – Warren Buffett

Consider how you spent your time during the last seven days?
Consider how you spent your time over the last 24 hours?

Did you spend a decent amount of time on your passions?

To live a meaningful life it is important that the way we live every day is in line with our passions. If there is significant difference between what is meaningful to you and how you spend your time, then it is a warning sign that you are not choosing the right style of living.

Sometimes you will find that what you value may not fit your current life circumstances. Accept it. Notice the fact and see what you can do to change and move forward.

One thing you can do to spend more time on your passions is to allocate a fixed amount of time each day or week to do what excites you. And then do it.

You can also ask yourself at the end of each day: What did my life stand for today? Take no more than 3 minutes to answer this question, otherwise you will think too much. Be nonjudgmental about the answer you get. Respond with a considered choice to the following questions: What did you learn? What got in your way? What can you change to make tomorrow more meaningful?

Doing this and spending more time on your passions will make your life more meaningful.

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