How can I make my life the most insanely awesome thing I can imagine?

Answer by Sanidhya Khilnani:

As Alan Watts said, "What would you like to do if money were no object?" [1] Ask yourself this question and then do it. In fact extend this to say what if money, fame, glory were all non entities. What would you like to do then? This would be the beginning of your journey to insane awesomeness. Forget the impact that you'd have, or the reward it'll bring you. Just ask yourself if you'd really enjoy doing it, no matter how hard or enduring it gets. Is your heart aligned with your mind on this path? If it is, I believe you'll be Mr. Awesome before Superman can bat an eyelid. There'll be a lot of inertia to start with, and later there would be desires & problems that'll tempt you to either return to where you are, or divert your focus towards the destination instead of being focused on the path and the journey. Just be careful of these distractions. Have faith in the power of nature to connect the dots going forward and in making everything work for you eventually, as long as you do what you love and love what you do. You will run into brick walls but remember that they're only meant to test your dedication. Steve Jobs' famous commencement speech at Stanford [2] and Randy Pausch's famous last lecture [3] are greatly inspiring for those on this path.

[1] –
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mnFUDVpFwFQ

[2] –
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHWUCX6osgM
[3] –
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ji5_MqicxSo

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