My Daily Thoughts


Unraveling My Ideal Day

You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island of opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land; there is no other life but this.
Henry David Thoreau

I have struggled with figuring out how to aspire to a day that I would rank a 10 out of 10.

I have had awesome days in my life due to something special happening. These are days that I would rank a 10 out of 10. But what would that mean for the rest of my days?

I have come to realize that our days are for living. If we live our day according to our highest values we are living a 10 out of 10 day. If we design our day and we live the day according to our design we are living a 10 out of 10 day.

Those awesome experiences that happen once in a while are part of our ideal months, quarters, or years.

The awesome days we experience when we are on vacation are part of an awesome year.

The chance experience that we had unplanned is part of an awesome month.

With this mindset, we could have an awesome experience during a day, but not have a 10 out of 10 day. We could be having a lousy day and then we get an unexpected visitor that turns into an awesome experience. That makes for a great month, or a great year, but doesn’t change the day. It was still a day where most of the day wasn’t up to our values or according to our design.

This way of thinking gives us a way to measure our days in a consistent way so we can live our values and the life we have designed. If through living our life we expand our values or change our design, that just changes how well we will live the days after that point.

Enjoy the journey and live the adventure.

Live the Adventure


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