In the recent times, my Quora feed is filled with questions like these:
- How to make my life simple?
- How do I concentrate?
- How do I enjoy what I am doing? and blah blah…
I wanted to write this post for a long time now, which gives a simple but proven mantra to lead a good life.
I prefer to call it the: Learn-Do-Enjoy Mantra
What is this all about?
In short, here is how I describe this idea:
Keep Learning, Do what you love and Enjoy every moment of your life
Learning is essential to keep our mind alive. And, don’t restrict your learning to specific stuff like technology or language. Get out of your comfort zone and learn something new, say skiing. But whatever it is, the idea is to keep learning until you die. Period.
Doing something is inevitable. But getting to do something we love is rare. Find something you love doing and try to integrate with your mundane life. For example, I love writing and keep myself busy on my blogs and Quora. I may not go anywhere immediately, but I love what I am doing.
Enjoy everything. Just learning and doing without enjoyment will lead to despair. Enjoy everything possible – play time with your kids, movies you watch with your spouse, cooking your favorite disk and so on. But make sure that enjoyment is part of your life.
I even wrote a couple of answers, which you may like to read:
- My answer to How can I make my life simpler?
- My answer to I find it hard to concentrate on one thing and easily get bored. I can’t stand being at a place for too long…
Now you learning something, go do what you live and don’t forget to enjoy.