“It is not that we have so little time but that we lose so much. The life we receive is not short but we make it so; we are not ill provided but use what we have wastefully.”― Seneca, On the Shortness of Life
We get so busy in the trivialities and instant gratifications that we lose the essence of living. We get caught up in achieving our goals and think that once we achieve them we’ll be happy, but this hardly happens. In addition, we get into all kinds of materialistic pursuits thinking success means getting stuff. And because of this, life seems short and unfulfilled.
Our goal should be to design a life of meaning and purpose, not one inclined to pursuing luxuries. If we want to live an extraordinary life, we must commit to self-education and self-improvement.
We need mentors and coaches to guide us in the right direction. We can always seek guidance and wisdom from philosophers, thinkers and successful people through the books they have written. Through self-education, we’ll be on our path to positivity, prosperity and success. This prolongs our life and enhances its quality.
It’s best if we identify our interests and only engage in work that makes us happy and fulfilled. And use our strengths for the betterment of mankind through our work.
Along with that, we also need to give importance to having fun. Overexertion will diminish our enthusiasm. There is no harm in indulging in pleasures now and then; a healthy balance is what we should strive for.