What do you want to experience in life?
This sole question is what I took away from reading The 4-Hour Workweek. I'd recommend this book for inspiration, more than it's practical advice.
Although it's a very motivating, thought-provoking read; filled with uncommon ideas about work and sprinkled with info on how to free up your personal time (i.e., hire a personal assistant overseas to read/reply to your emails, &/or negotiate with your manager/boss so that you can complete your entire week's work on Monday & Tuesday, to take off the rest of the week to travel somewhere exotic, take a class, learn another language, etc. The latter you've done successfully when you've convinced him/her that it's somehow better for the company!), I don't think I'll be using it's suggestions any time soon.
But...if you read the book, you choose what you'll apply in your life, and what you'll skip.
I started thinking about what I wanted to experience.
Not long after reading, I suddenly got bored with getting things & accumulating more "stuff"...stuff that only excites me before, during, and a little bit after purchasing (.i.e., clothes); but more on this later. It's complicated, as shopping is one of my all time favorite "experiences".
My focus at the moment, and hopefully it will continue on, is to go & do more, and find those experiences that bring excitement & joy that is more long-term.
One experience that I'm going to share with you here is learning how to ride a bicycle, as an adult!
In the long-term, I see myself riding to the ice cream shop (and taking other leisure bike rides) with Husband, riding for fitness, and maybe even teaching other adults or my little niece (when she gets older) how to ride a bike.
I'm excited & nervous!!!
What do you want to experience in your life?