“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” — Maria Robinson
A simple way to think about designing your life is — your job, your village, and your hut.
These three together shape a large part of your everyday experiences.
Your job is what you do, your village is where you hang out and who you spend your time with, and your hut is your family and your home.
While traveling cross-country, these three struck me as the common denominators.
They also struck me as the common differentiators.
Choosing what to do, where to live, and who to hang with reflects some of the most basic, yet most impactful choices in the quality of your life.
During my travels, I found some people optimize around their job, to do what they love.
Some people optimize around where to live, to immerse themselves in a particular culture, lifestyle, ambiance, or experience.
Some optimize around their family and roots.
Everybody makes trade-offs in one way or another.
Trading well is the name of the game.
The people that make the best trades, optimize around living their values.
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