First and foremost, I want to get excited about my life and how I live it. As they say, life isn't a dress rehearsal, and I want to feel like I'm the star of my life, not the understudy.
Despite its popularity, I've never been a proponent of the "live each day as if it was your last" theory. Mainly because it's just not feasible. Presumably, I would want to spend my last day on earth doing something pleasurable and meaningful - so how would I ever get any menial, undesirable tasks done if I lived by this motto? If it really was my last day, I wouldn't need to worry about the consequences of any of my actions, and that's certainly not realistic.
So I've been wondering what would happen if I took the adage and flipped it on its head? What if I started to live each day as if it was my first? What would that look like?
- I wouldn't judge things based on past experience.
- I would be curious and inquisitive.
- I would not care what other people thought of me.
- I would see each day as a new opportunity to learn and grow.
- I would not expect to be proficient at something on my first try.
- I would live in the moment.
- I would not make assumptions.
- I would be content to just... be.
I think I might be onto something here.