What life Are You Designing?

The Story That Changed My Life

 I have a question for you:

Are you content with how you are living your life?

I ask this because I have recently been reflecting on the following quote:

“How you spend your days is, of course, how you spend your life.” 
- Annie Dillard

Simply put, Annie Dillard believes that your life will be the sum of the parts.

If you spend your days doing meaningful, energising activities, you will have a meaningful and energised life.

On the other hand, if you go through your days with a spirit of negativity, you will have a miserable life.

Here’s a visual representation of this principle:

🏡 What’re You Building?

You are the architect of your life. 

You have the opportunity to design your life according to your preferences.

Granted, just like an architect, you have to follow some rules

An architect needs to consider the laws of physics, the client’s budget and available materials. 

You need to consider the laws of your country, relevant responsibilities and your available resources. 

Are you designing a spacious life, so that you’re free to have fun with friends regularly?

Or is it a cosy one? A comfortable life where you never take risks?

Maybe you’re building an extravagant life - one that costs more than you can afford to impress those around you?

What kind of life are you designing?

🎣 Lessons From a Mexican Fisherman

Allow me to share an Instagram Reel that goes perfectly with today’s reflection.

Chris Williamson shared the Mexican Fisherman Story on his podcast and it’s outlines the different approaches you could have in achieving the life you want. 

This little story is changing the way that I live my life, and it might change the way that you live yours too.

Watch the short video here:

Sometimes the lifestyle that you want is achievable now

Too often we see people hustling for decades so that they can have the life they want when they retire. 

But could you have that lifestyle now with a few simple sacrifices

Could you have a more meaningful life with less?

✍️ Journal Prompts

• How do you spend your days?
• What kind of life are you designing?
• Is your ideal lifestyle achievable now with a few sacrifices?

Consider journaling through the above questions yourself.

👍 Recommendations

Here are couple of things that I think will complement this week’s newsletter and will help you to get wiser:

1️⃣ The first recommendation is a book I’ve recommended a few times in this newsletter: Love People, Use Things.

This small book features remarkable insights from The Minimalists who were the subjects of the Netflix documentary of the same name.

It shares how you can live a more meaningful life with less.

And if you haven’t tried Audible yet, you can get 1 audiobook for FREE.

Click this button below to download it or purchase the printed versions today:

2️⃣ The second recommendation is from Chris Williamson’s podcast.

The Modern Wisdom podcast has featured lots of great guests with phenomenal insights from the world of sports, science, entrepreneurship and much more.

Even though my mindset or morals don’t always align with Chris' or his guests’, we can all find value in the discussions he has.

Consider listening to this episode that he did with Andrew Huberman:

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✍️ What I’m Working On

Here’s an exclusive!

This week I’ll be releasing my first FREE resource!

As we approach the end of the year, I’ve been reflecting on what I’ve achieved, whether I’ve made the most of the opportunities I’ve had, where I have given into fear and ultimately how I have got wiser.

Here’s your chance to help me make it! Please answer the following question:

What would you rather?

Help me design this FREE Annual Review resource and all future resources.

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I am not sure exactly how I’ll release it just yet, but don’t worry! 

You’ll be one of the first to know where to download it in next week’s WISER Newsletter.

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