How do you create a path for yourself? Where should you start, if you want to make the most out of your life?
A lot of today’s science point to cultivating the personality trait “conscientiousness”. Why? Because conscientiousness is the desire to do a task well. Which in the bigger picture, if applied to one's character means that you see things thoroughly through. This is helpful because you will end up doing the things you focus on well, and that will lead to you feeling more successful in the endeavors that matter to you.
But how do you start cultivating this personality trait? My guess is on habits, and so was Aristoteles; “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit”. It’s about changing the things we do daily. To change who we are, we have to change what we do daily. Put it simply we are repeating patterns. Do you want to have a nice body? Well, then you have to follow the pattern for achieving one. It’s as simple, and as hard as that. How do you find the pattern that is right for you?
Well, you just have to try things out. Please enlighten me if I’m wrong, or build further on what I am saying. My guess is we both want to get the most out of this life, so I assume you feel a burning desire for this too.