I’ve been thinking about how to live a high value life and what that really means. When you think of life from the perspective of a high value business, it’s about consistently delivering value to others. In life, that’s relatively simple to do but probably vastly overlooked by most.
So, it comes down to a simple question; how can I consistently deliver value in my day to day life? For me the key word here is consistency. What consistency looks life from person to person may vary, but on the surface and from my personal experience, to create consistency in life comes down to a few simple things.
Firstly is routine. I’ve mentioned this in multiple articles before, but creating a routine for yourself and those around you allows you to build both positive momentum and consistency. Have a morning and evening routine, make it as basic or as complex as you like but make sure you do it day in day out.
Secondly, create positive habit loops. Naval Ravikant said it best, but essentially habits can be a powerful tool in living a high value life. Learn to make and break habits, it’s not easy and takes work but take a note out of the manufacturer’s playbook and radically ask yourself is this serving me anymore? Is it making me happier? Is it making me healthier? Is it making me accomplish whatever I want to set out to accomplish right now? Read The Power of Habit Loops for more excellent insights on this.
Thirdly, don’t just act consistently but actually be consistent. Again, seems like a no-brainer but it’s surprising how many people you meet who seem different each time you meet them. Make sure you constantly strive to build integrity. Again, it takes work, but learn how to build habits that promote ownership of your emotions. For me that involves significantly reducing caffeine, alcohol consumption and trying to take each time to do some sort of meditation.
Overall, living a high value life is about consistently delivering value to others, but this often requires a level of consistency that is easily overlooked. Creating a routine, building positive habit loops, and striving for consistency in one's actions and emotions are key to achieving a high value life. While it may take work, the rewards of personal growth, integrity, and a sense of purpose are well worth the effort. By implementing these simple things, asking the right questions and actively adopting a mindset of wanting to improve yourself. Remember, it's the small, consistent steps that make the biggest difference in the long run.