From theory to practice: Turn the meaning of life into a program
It is said that to have a good life, you have to give it meaning. One way to give meaning to life is by trying to build a better version of yourself. Its prerequisite is the acceptance of all the negatives and positives we have. In clearer, creating a better person of yourself means trying to eliminate or reduce your mistakes, problems, sufferings, and pains while at the same time trying to strengthen your abilities, flourish your talents, and deepen your goodness.
To make a better version of yourself, you must use two factors calmness and order. The calm depends on not focusing on the future and the past. To be calm, be aware that tomorrow has not yet happened. It does not exist, so worrying about it is pointless. Nothing can be done for something that does not exist. The past, whether good or bad, is over. If you had a bad past, then how much better it is over, and thinking about it will only bring regret. If your past is good, that is ok too. You have had a heartwarming experience, and you do not need to remind yourself constantly. Sometimes thinking about the pleasant past can also cause a sort of sadness, or at least waste your time with fantasies.
Order means having a good program for life. A good program has no more than three main components, and the rest are sub-components. Goals, Resource allocation, Prioritization. Goals to be achieved must be clear, feasible, and dividable into smaller parts (tasks). Resource allocation means allocating time (the most important resource), mental and physical energy, and capital to objectives. Prioritization means which goal is preferable to other goals, and more resources should be spent on it.
To strengthen order and calmness in life, paying attention to two propositions is necessary. 1) We have order and calmness when we improve ourselves every day a little from the day before. 2) We have order and calmness when we recognize and do the right thing at the moment. These two propositions have the potential to be misunderstood. In the first proposition, if we had a day when we were no better than the day before, it is essential to avoid perfectionism, self-destruction, guilt, and shame. Our perspective should be broad, and we should consider small mistakes as a necessity and pass them effortlessly. In the second proposition, the right thing to do may not necessarily be what we set out to do. Consider a train that, while constantly moving toward its destinations, occasionally stops at stations, refuels, and derails for repairs.
This article first appeared on my Website at From theory to practice: Turn the meaning of life into a program