What does living a fulfilling life actually cost?
One fact of evidence I hear often from peers and elders around me is: “Don’t let life pass you by but save for retirement, rainy days, and sacrifice”.
One fact we all know for sure: the monetary cost of specific assets depreciates when not invested properly.
So what does that mean? It means invest in the right opportunities, moments, and sometimes people. Most importantly invest in yourself.
Let’s say you are given 4 life lines, 3 to start and 1 for good faith. You might compromise your God-given talent and youth when you fail to take the time to take care of yourself. This includes self-care, in-budget getaways, stopping to smell the roses, spending time with family/friends (negative deduction -1). You might fail to be around people who lift you up and yes, even check you sometimes (negative deduction -1). You might fail when you do not take advantage of the resources around you specifically formulated to help you succeed (-1). Lastly, when you are left with one last life line of self actualization and the ability to gain back all that was lost you succeed.
When you wake up for another day you have the opportunity to begin again. Waking up even though yesterday was tough gives you clearer vision and a steadfast sense that you are meant to make it through this moment.
You have to keep moving forward and do not allow life to use you as an expendable.
Life is not about finding yourself, it is about creating yourself.
At what cost will you go above and beyond to make it happen?