If you want to improve your life, improve your choices. If you want to improve your choices, improve your emotional health. If you want to improve your emotional health, improve the stories you tell yourself. If you want to improve the stories you tell yourself, learn to pay close attention to your thoughts. Ask, ‘Why am I having this thought?’
It doesn’t matter whether you win or not if the game you’re playing is the wrong game.
Amassing power in your career and accumulating a lot of money is famous as a deathbed regret. It’s not wrong to have wealth or a big title. But it’s ultimately not good to make that the primary purpose of your life.
Pursuing pleasure is equally infamous as a bad bargain. What makes me feel the best right now often will make tomorrow much worse for me.
Avoiding loss and pain seem like a wise path, after considering all this, until you discover that the single greatest regret of those who are dying is that they did not take more risks, have more adventures, love more aggressively, and engage more in the wild ride of life.
All of this brings us to the big question: What ‘game’ should we be playing? Oh, and what game are you playing these days?
And that’s the memo.
By Our Friend and Ally Scott Wozniak