“The only way that we can live, is if we grow. The only way that we can grow is if we change. The only way that we can change is if we learn. The only way we can learn is if we are exposed. And the only way that we can become exposed is if we throw ourselves out into the open. Do it. Throw yourself.”
C. JoyBell C.
What if you could live longer? Would that be something you would be interested in? Some people would be. Some people would love to live a few years longer.
Jane McGonigal, a game developer would argue that playing games can add time to your life. She uses the premise that people who are at the end of their life often have some regrets. The Guardian reports that people do have end of life regrets. They regret working so hard. They regret not spending time with friends and family. They regret not the person they weren’t meant to be. They regret not being happier.
If you could do your life over again what would you do different? Well today is that day you can start living the life you want to do. Yeah, yeah, yeah, there are reasons you can’t do what you really were meant to do. There are reasons you can’t live a happier life (you like being miserable). There are reasons you can be the person who you really are (you’ve developed a persona that every one knows and you don’t want them to know the real you). There are “buts”, lots of buts why you can’t do what you really want to do.
Think about it. How many times during the day do you use the word “but”? Just try observing the number of times you use the word “but”. I could …. “but”. How many times do you use the word but? But’s become a convenient way for not something that would move you forward in life. But …
If you can live without “buts” then you can live a longer life.
Now, what can you do to add more to your life? Take a look at Jane McGonigal’s TED talk, and add minutes to your life today. TODAY!