With which are you happiest?
- The list of great ideas you’ve had and great things you’ve done so far in life.
- The list of great ideas you’ve had for your future… things you still want to do.
My ‘list 1’ makes me grateful. I forget to be as grateful as I should sometimes. Life’s good.
My ‘list 2’ makes me feel hopeful. Excited, positive and ambitious about the future.
I am happy with my list 1. I wouldn’t change anything. (Good job really since it’s too late anyway).
I am not happy with my list 2 though.
I think I need to have more ideas; to set more goals for more experiences. Ideas that I can see and imagine quite clearly. And I may even think about when I’d like to do them or achieve them. Deadlines.
The Right Way Round
And I am glad that I am happier with my ‘list 1.’ than I am with my ‘list 2.’
If I was unhappy with what I’d achieved in the past, and had no appetite for developing new ideas for the future – that’d be rubbish.
So this is, I think, is the right way around.
I hope you’re happy with your ‘list 1’ too.
And if you feel like grabbing a few extra sides of A4 for new ideas for your ‘list 2.’ – go for it. It’s never too late.
Image: Pete Zulu’s ideas book.