The current catch phrases floating through social media these days are endless preaching that you must live this way or that way. The best way isn’t black or white but somewhere in the middle of grey.
Experiences Before Stuff
Do What You Love
Finding Your Work Life Balance
Do these sound familiar? I know I see them everyday and honestly do follow all the links and read all the articles. I try to put the commonalities in all of them to use in my own melting pot of a mission statement to how I conduct my daily activities and ultimately my goals.
Then this hit me square on …..
“A master in the art of living draws no sharp distinction between his work and his play; his labor and his leisure; his mind and his body; his education and his recreation. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence through whatever he is doing, and leaves others to determine whether he is working or playing. To himself, he always appears to be doing both.”— Lawrence Pearsall Jacks
I found this quote revisiting a website today that I first started enjoying almost 5 years ago created by Jacob Lund Fisker called Early Retirement Extreme . Heck I even bought his book and have put countless optimizations to work in my life that he discusses. **his ways are indeed extreme but I think everyone can learn a little **
The biggest take away to this is optimize your life in a way that you don’t wake up dreading work. Optimize everything you do every single day to reduce the stress, reduce the decisions in front of you and surround yourself with an environment that stimulates you spiritually and intellectually.
For me personally in this present moment is getting outdoors as much as possible. To share these experiences with others via writing and photography in hopes to inspire them (you) to re-connect with the the wild. I am working confidently through this inspiring content to eventually generate income to support myself and fund my journeys.
It is work and takes a lot of effort on my part from editing photos to sitting down and punching out words into a blog editor, it isn’t all mountains and meadows. The difference is I make work look like play.
Break out of the routine that work is only there to allow us to play ~ Blur the Lines
Now go #ExploreBeyondTheUsual