If you have ever spent much time with a baby, you will know that they don’t know much about routine or tradition. Or that you need to do certain things in certain ways at certain times. They know only when they are hungry, tired or wet. Everything else is a complete open slate for them to draw upon each day. It is the way they learn to experience the wonders of our world.
When did we forget to live like that?
If you always do what you have always done, you will get what you have always gotten. And if what you have always gotten does not equate to what you have always wanted, perhaps it might be time to try something different?
I always thought I was quite open minded and willing to try new things. Yet, I have recently realized that perhaps this is not so and I have been caught up in the routine of life. My routine.
Go to bed late (always been a night-owl), spend the day in my office or on the phone or at my computer, loving my wife, look after my three year old son, spend time with my family, go to martial arts training, enjoy the football or the cricket, perhaps take in a movie or read a good book. Doing the same things in the same way at the same time each and every day.
I have no complaints mind you – I am very grateful for my life. But the daily routine can be a bit of a groove, like a record going round and round, playing the same music the same way each time.
So yes, it was time to try something different – to tell the universe that I wanted more and I was open to new learning experiences and opportunities. This is how we can regain the child-like wonder that we all experienced when we first arrived in this world.
Walking your child a different way to school, jogging a new path, driving another road to the office, exercising at a different time of the day, trying a new food, reading a new author, sticking a pin in a map and going there just because, a new outfit or pair of shoes in a colour you have never worn before, learning a foreign language, a weekend getaway, making a new friend outside of your regular circle of intimates, standing in the rain with a smile on your face, taking up a new hobby, doing an online course, investing in a next generational way, visiting a new restaurant instead of the old family favourite, even having new carpet installed in to your home.
These are just some of the ways you can make things new in your life – I am sure you can think of many more. My wife & I have been practicing this for the last few weeks and I can share with you that life looks, well……….different. And better, so much better. Our new routine is that we don’t have a routine. We try something new each day.
It has been said that the only thing constant in life is change. And that those who adapt best to the change are the ones who have the best quality of life.
You have no doubt noticed that the old ways of investing are changing and fast. The banks make new rules about what or how you can borrow. There is now a much greater emphasis on investments that produce an income rather than a loss, since (I believe) we are moving in to a much flatter period of capital growth. And to get involved in real estate investing – in my opinion the safest way to grow wealth for the long term – you need a large deposit and large income to own property. This is something that is not always possible. Many people are now denied property as a means to grow wealth. This is why the next generation of investing, a real change in the way anyone can invest is here and now.
You can check it out here, at my online platform Brickraise, where there is no fee for membership and you get to choose what you want to invest in, from as little as $5,000.
So looking forward, I am committed to embracing change as change happens – or even making change occur, to try something different and new every day, so that my family and I can have a better life.
How about you?