You construct your life.
Unless someone else does it. And is it then the life you want to live? Or does it turn into a life lived by you, rather than the life you want to live?
Perhaps it’s a subtle difference, not visible to each and all of you.
But for me… there is a difference there. A matter of ownership. Of being the person constructing my life, taking it on, fully, actively. Constructing my life.
The opposite is riding along in the bus. Back-seat driver at best. Likely nothing more than a passenger. Passive. Ceding ownership to someone, something, else. Almost a way of claiming victimhood. Who would I cede to? And why?
No. Not for me. That is not my path. I don’t see a reason why I would not construct my life. Do you?
Reflection #23 of 24 from the notes I took and the experience I had at the Seth Godin Q&A-session in London, November 2015. These reflections will constitute my Advent Calendar for 2015, and will be posted daily from December 1st to the 24th.