That doesn’t answer the question on how to get the most out of life. The most satisfaction, reward, purpose, etc. I’m not quite sure either as I’m still figuring it out. I believe the truth lies somewhere in continuous improvement, growth, learning, and service for others. Service does not necessarily have to be volunteering in the traditional sense – rather it is anything that brings value or joy to other people. That can be playing music, teaching, practicing medicine, or something else entirely (like creating a YouTube channel to empower students pursuing a career in medicine).
Another way to calibrate your trajectory is to ask yourself
- “What makes me the most happy and how can I share this joy with others?”
- “What are some of the challenges the world faces now or in the future and how can I do my part to make it a better place?”
It’s at least a good place to start.