Few people think more than two or three times a year. I have made an international reputation for myself by thinking once or twice a week. ~ George Bernard Shaw Do you want to take your life to the next level? If you do, then one of the most important things you can do is building the thinking habit.
In my post about habit building, I wrote that you have to be intentional in building your habits. You can’t just leave your habits to chance. Why? Because our natural tendency is to choose the easy way. Now I’d like to take a closer look at the importance of being intentional, not only in habit building, but in every area of our lives. The fact is, there are two ways to live your life: you can live either by default or by design. Living by default means just following the crowd; it means just following the path of least resistance. Living by design, on the other hand, means being proactive in how you live your life.
There is no doubt that Jeff Bezos is a great example of business success. At the time of writing, he is the richest person in the world. While success in business doesn’t necessarily mean true success, I believe we can learn valuable lessons from him. I have been following him for some time, and I have found that his achievements mainly come from the principles he lives by. These are the principles that guide his actions and help him grow Amazon to become the giant it is today.
I recently read Your Money or Your Life, an insightful book about personal finance. I have read the book about a decade ago, but a decade is a long time so I decided to read it again to refresh my memory. There is a concept that is emphasized again and again in the book. That concept is frugality. The book says that frugality is the key to living a fulfilled life financially and I agree with it.