I step into the elevator and press the button with the big ‘8’.
It is Monday morning and two people next to me forcefully start a chat together.
“How are you?” the man with the beard asks.
Before the woman with the curly blonde hair thinks about an answer, she spits out “Well. Another Monday…”
Her facial expression reminds me of mine, five years ago during my holiday.
At that moment I looked at a young guy doing a number two in the streets of Peru.
Although Mr. Beard didn’t look unhappy, he does agree with the woman’s sentiment.
“Yes, only four more days. Counting down already.”
Ms. Curly smiles awkwardly. Her eyes look impatiently at the screen that indicates the floor number, hoping that the elevator will arrive soon.
Such conversations make me sad.
These are two young people in the power of their lives, without any major commitments.
It reminds me of a great quote from Benjamin Franklin.
“Some people die at 25 and aren't buried until 75.”
I wonder why people feel so helpless. It’s like they don’t see they have the right to make a decision.
To find a new path.
A more fulfilling one.
Design is not only for architects, UX specialists, and fashion gurus.
Design is for everyone.
Everyone who wants to get a more fulfilling life.
1. Begin with the end in mind.
When can you look back at your life with satisfaction?
2. Then reverse engineer until today.
What do you want to learn? Who do you need to ask for help? What will you do today to get you closer to your fulfilling life?
Once you shape your personal path, your Mondays will change forever.
Then you won’t see Monday as a way to get closer to the weekend.
But rather, as an opportunity to advance on the route you envisioned.
Pull yourself out of autopilot.
Look out of the cockpit.
Take the control stick.
And purposely steer your life in the right direction.