Making 50 year decisions

How do you frame and react to these questions?

Examples of 50 year decisions

  • A child, more like a 22 year decision and then a lifetime of care
  • Life saving drugs that you must take daily
  • but what else …

Is that a weakness or make me less human, less a man, less a father, less a good person?

Framing life making decisions

Why not say, framing life changing decisions? It’s an important distinction as change implies you have done something wrong to date. That prior decisions of love, joy, and exploration are somehow a waste of time. They aren’t and cannot be seen that way — they are the stepping blocks that got you here. Your experiences and discovery along the way makes you uniquely qualified today and in the future for the next moment.

Do what you love, everyday

Passionately and without hesitation. Seek out, grow, expand your love in these areas. Soak your soul in this joy. You’ll not only succeed, but you’ll be happy. The true definition of a life of success.

Growing isn’t giving up

Change to continue embracing joy. Change isn’t giving up; growth isn’t giving up, NOT changing or choosing to grow, is giving up.

Don’t try to control the destination

A key tip to being successful and happy is to not be singularly focused on a single destination. Don’t seek to be a CEO; have 1 million followers; be a rockstar, etc… These can be achieved of course, but then what? What did you give up to hit that destination. Did you sell your creative soul to be an office rat to climb the ladder, only to begin playing guitar in bars and with friends at 50?

My decision on life

I must decide tomorrow whether to start taking the medicine. As our bodies are designed, once you take a medicine to supplement an organs function your organ will say peace out. It is highly unlikely to go off the medicine.

  • Kiss the girl
  • Build the business
  • Send the note
  • Invite your friends out
  • Call your mom

Cause no harm

Making a choice is simple when we break it down to chasing our passions and living in joy. This is balanced out when we match it to causing no harm. You see, what you are planning on starting today CAN have great impact in the world. It may fail miserably as intended, but in 10 years proven the idea / innovation / experience that unlocks an entirely new path forward.

Choose joy and life.

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James DeLuccia

James DeLuccia


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