Your Autobiography: Still More Story to Tell
I’ve heard it said that there is a book in all of us. Each of us has our own (life) story to tell. I don’t know about anybody else, but I could certainly write an autobiography about my life and I promise it would not be without adventure. It’s something that I’ve said that I would do a thousand times over. But here’s the deal about an autobiography, until you die, the ending just keeps changing and that’s quite significant.
An Ever-changing Ending
You see if you were to write your autobiography this year, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know that in another five years, there would be a different ending to that book. As a matter of fact, the moment you finish the first autobiography, the ending has already changed. I’m not talking about a happenstance ending. I’m talking about writing your story the way you would like for it to end. In essence, I believe that if you live your life according to your plan, you could continually rewrite the ending to your autobiography in advance. But, you only get to write your life story in advance if you see a clear picture of where you want to be and how you plan to get there.
Calculated Risk for a Happy Ending
Sure there will be some deviations, but with proper planning and divine intervention, there isn’t any reason why your life should not play out like a well-played hand in a poker game. Why poker? Well I didn’t say that there would be no risk involved. It’s no secret that the greatest gains involved the greatest risk. Let me clarify what I mean about risk. I like the one given by Investopedia: “The chance that an investment’s actual return will be different from expected. Risk includes the possibility of losing some or all of the original investment. ” Keep in mind that investment does not necessarily equate to money.
Some may think that I’ve left no room for spontaneity, however, unless you are not the adventuresome type, there will always be opportunity for spontaneity. After all, the lack of spontaneity might take all of the fun out of life simply because much pleasure is derived from spur of the moment decisions.
If you are quite happy with living your life as if it’s Groundhog Day, have at it. As for me, I looking for every day of the rest of my life to be different by design. It’s all a part of the autobiography I’m writing. Now, how about yours? Will you write it or will you let it write itself?
“Every day presents another opportunity to hit the reset button on your life.” Charita Cadenhead