Sitting on the beach with drink in hand is a beautiful fantasy, and it would be great for a few days, or a week, or a month, maybe even a year…but not for the rest of your life. Something else has to keep you going, making you sharp, making you care, making you engaged, and giving you a sense of purpose and flow. If that includes prolonged periods of sitting on the porch with a couple of beers, fine, we’re not all hyperactive workaholics going to the gym at 4 in the morning. That said, find something that challenges you to the point where the associated stress energizes you instead of causing you to question why you do it in the first place.
Strain drives us. It helps us grow and gives us something positive to anticipate. There is, however, a BIG difference between getting stressed because you hate doing something and being stressed because you want something. The former is what you get from living your entire life according to other people’s agendas. The latter is when you live with purpose and intention. Be intentional with how you spend your time and how you pressure test your limits. Choose your chaos. I’m choosing mine, and want to thank you for letting me share it with you.