Living a ‘good life’ means more than just happiness! In this video series I’ve selected from 101 keywords and discuss how each word can impact your potential to live a more happy, flourishing and prosperous personal and work life.
This is keyword #042 – Enjoy
If you were to ask yourself to measure your day in 15 minute increments, and let’s say you sleep for 8 hours in a day, you’re left with 64 moments to measure your level of enjoyment in any one day…..every day.
As a thought experiment, if you look over your day yesterday, broken down into 64 by 15 minute increments, how would you rate your level of enjoyment? During how many of those 64 by 15 minute increments, on reflection in this thought experiment, were you enjoying what you were doing, what you were saying, what you were thinking, and the interactions you were having with the people you were meeting with in your various life roles?
It’s an interesting thought experiment, if you take the challenge.
One of the inescapable truths for a prosperous life is to define what a prosperous life means to you. What will it take for you to be happy, to flourish and to live a prosperous life?
The great news is that you choose. You can choose to be happy. You can choose to enjoy what you’re doing each and every one of those 64 by 15 minute increments in any and every day.
Sure that may not be easy, but it is an inescapable truth that you get to choose how you think, how you feel and the intentional actions you take.
Will you take the challenge?
The great Buddha tells us that ……
“If a man who enjoys a lesser happiness beholds a greater one,
let him leave aside the lesser to gain the greater.”