November 17, 2011
All my life ive been told that the perfect way to learn is by doing mistakes, this is a widely accepted concept and a thing that almost everyone holds as a truth. Lets look at an example too see if this really is the best way to go about it.
Lets say that you picked up a guitar for the first time in your life and someone played a g chord for you and told you to play the same chord but they didnt show you how to do it. Then you could put your fingers on the guitar and hope that you can find out how to play it, for everytime you put your fingers down wrong you gain so much knowledge about how to play, right? Not really.. The problem is that on a guitar you can put down your fingers in a million different ways and still dont hit the chord right, it is the same with life, you just dont have 3 or 4 different ways to live your life, instead you are bombed with small decisions all the time and you can probably keep making one wrong decision after another, thinking that you are learning from your mistakes but in reality you have no idea how to stop making different mistakes over and over again.
So how do we learn how to take the g chord? We ask someone that know how to play it and just learn how to do it the same way.
How do we learn how to live our lives? This is a far more complex question than the above because in life only YOU can answer what is wrong and what is right for you so it is up yo you to find out what makes you really happy. How do you know what makes you happy? This might be easier than you think, just use a couple of days, live your life exactly as you normaly do, but be mindful about what you really feel and think about all the things in your life. Is eating unhealthy making you feel good or bad? How about exercising? socializing? Cleaning? Sleeping? partying? If you take notice of what really benefits you, and what make you a better and happier person an write these things down every day you will see a dramatic change in your life, i know im starting to see it already!