I'm thinking a lot about this theme of 'Doing the Hard Things' at the moment. My reading took me to the following juicy thing to ponder by Reece Robertson:
When you spend your time in the present consuming anything that doesn’t enable and empower you to reach your future goals and ambitions, life will just start happening to you.
Rather than shaping and creating the future as you desire, things will become increasingly complex, confusing, and hectic. It will feel like you’re a victim of your destiny, rather than the master and creator of it.
Which leads me to the following thought provokers:
How many people in retirement still have goals and ambitions that they're actively working towards? Do you? What are they? Are they written down and referred to, often? Are your goals S.M.A.R.T. ones? Are you making solid and sustainable progress towards them?
What are you consuming that doesn't enable and empower you? (Could be the food you eat, the amount of alcohol you drink, the news you watch, television in general, Netflix, social media, the amount of 'stuff' that you own, etc)
In what areas of your life is life 'just happening to you'?
Is life becoming increasingly 'complex, confusing and hectic' for you? How? Why?
And finally... What are you doing about it?