Are we making good use of our time? This is perhaps the question we ask ourselves most often. Here’s a different way to answer it. Rather than trying to make every second of your life a moment of optimization, just do one great thing every day. Why is that?
Because the feeling that such an accomplishment produces radiates good vibes into your day that bring out the best in you. After this daily achievement, you can rest on your laurels (in fact it will simply be the contrast between the efforts you have made to achieve this challenge and the usual rhythm that appears to be calmer). Once you have accomplished a demanding action, you will be able to find serenity for the rest of your day.
What is a grand action?
It is an act that pushes you towards your limits, which, as they say, takes you out of your comfort zone. Beyond taking you out of your comfort zone, it has real meaning for you and develops an aspect of your life that you value. You don’t just do something difficult because you’ve been told to do it. No, you’re doing something that defines you a little bit, that is the path to your higher self that you are reaching for.
What are the dimensions of life to develop?
One could say that there are four main aspects that qualify our being (not what we have), namely the mental (intellectual, competence etc.), the emotional, the spiritual or the physical. There is also the social dimension, but this is in some way halfway between self and others. It is advisable to perform a grandiose act in only one of these aspects per day and to try to vary a little the dimension of our being that we wish to put to the test. These 4 aspects are important because they are your strength and give you resilience in the face of change in particular. Of course, there is a little bit of the 4 elements in every great act, so you want to run a marathon, it is not the physical that is involved, but your mental, emotional and spiritual resources will also be engaged. Nevertheless, there is usually one dominant element in each act.
What could be examples of acts to perform?
Here are a few for each dimension of being:
mental: reading a book and summarizing it
emotional: painting for 6 hours to finish a painting
spiritual: meditate for two hours
physics : swim 3 kilometers
These are only examples. It’s up to you to carefully select the great action that suits you and serves as a guide to put satisfaction and joy in your days. An indication that you are on the right track is the feeling of well-being that comes from accomplishing this action. Whether it’s cold or hot, whether you’re in the fall or spring, there’s always a way to perform a dazzling action. Ideally, you should perform this type of action in your work. This would help to make it more meaningful and connect you with it.