The Unlived Life Within

Most of us have two lives. The life we live, and the unlived life within us.
— Steven Pressfield

Does your "unlived life within" ever haunt you? Does it ever wear on you? Do you ever wish you could make meaningful progress toward “that life” that you know you ought to be living? 

We all do.

One trick is to start small. Pick one thing out of your unlived life within and begin implementing it routinely. Maybe you want to cook more meals at home, or start jogging, or write regularly, or perhaps you want to learn a new, complex skill. Whatever it is, begin with a baby step. If it’s cooking more meals at home, for example, don’t start by preparing a four-course meal—every night. Start with one entree, once a week. Do this for a month, and then begin biting off more.

Before long, you’ll find a new rhythm and solidify a habit that’s drawing out that unlived life inside. Bear in mind; you don’t have to get it all out at once. Little by little, let it come to the surface. Take enough baby steps, and, in time, you'll find your living one life—the one you always wished for.