A quick stroll in Quora always leaves the same aftertaste.
Everyone wants to change their life. Everyone wants to improve their lifestyle. Everyone wants to be more interesting. To be healthier. And to be more in control.
And everyone is looking for the elusive “know-how” in order to do that.
My spidersense tingles. I sense danger. I see problems down the road.
Because when you are resentful and full of regrets about your life, maybe you should not start with the “how”.
There is a myriad ways of improving your life and I am pretty sure that a great chunk of them might actually work for you. Waking up early, eating veggies, reading books, listening podcasts, going to the gym, you name it.
Maybe you should start with the “why”.
Why do you feel like this?
Why do you think your life is a mess?
Why do you have unhealthy habits?
Why do you have a lifestyle which cultivates procrastination and unproductivity?
And when you manage to find the answer for those questions, then you can start even considering asking “how” and “what”.
Because the proper “how”s should derive from your personal “why”s. It is a “how” that fulfills all your personal requirements. It is a “how” that is backed by your personal drive and character.
Otherwise, none of the habits and the tips which you read online will resonate with you. And the underlying problems will remain untouched, ready to re-emerge in the next crisis. Like a mine hidden a few centimeters beneath ground.
Thus, you need to start with the “why” in order to defuse the mines.
But I guess this is a tough one. Because you cannot ask about your “why”s in Quora.
For that you need to look in the mirror.
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