The Monk and the Riddle:
What would you be willing to do for the rest of your life…
The “Monk and the Riddle” by Randy Komisar is by far one of my favorite business related books. Randy is a great storyteller so the book reads more as an adventure or journey rather than a boring business how to book. He’s has so many interesting insights and this was one of my favorites,
What are you willing to do for the rest of your life does not mean literally, what will you do for the rest of your life? That question would be absurd given the inevitability of change. No, what the question really asks is, if your life were to end suddenly and unexpectedly tomorrow, would you be able to say you’ve been doing what you truly care about today? What would you be willing to do for the rest of your life? What would it take to do it right now?
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This really makes you think, right? Planning and having a long-term vision is great, but it’s not everything. Sometimes we just need to enjoy and appreciate where we are.
We can do so many different things throughout our lives and often we forget this. If you enjoy your job, hobbies, interests in this moment then don’t worry too much about whether or not you’ll still be doing it in five, ten, or fifteen years. If you are, great. If not, that’s ok too.Give yourself the room, freedom, and grace to be imperfect. Click To Tweet
If you read Randy’s quote and are shaking with fear knowing that you’re not where you want to be, it’s ok and you’re not alone. But, do ask yourself some simple questions. Think about what you would enjoy? Is it possible for you to make a change in the near future and if so, what would that look like for you?
What stood out to you from this quote? Did any of it resonate? Have you read the monk and the riddle? Let me know in the comments below. Have a wonderful day, my friends.
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