Being human is tricky, because life can be both magical and messy from one moment to the next. Part of this is ultimately because we never chose this life. It’s not as if one day we decided to be born and, next thing we knew, we were taking our first breath. Nope. That’s not how it worked. But just because we didn’t choose to be born doesn’t mean we don’t get to choose how to live—our ultimate choice.
We have all heard the saying “life is full of choices.” I can hear the game show Let’s Make a Deal ringing in my ears now: “What’s behind door number 3, Johnny?” The average adult makes over 35,000 choices per day. Over a year, that’s over 12 million choices—over a lifetime, just under 1 billion. Of course, many of these decisions don’t have a profound impact on the direction of our life. I’m not sure if whether I wore black or blue socks one day will determine much about my future. However, many of our choices do directly impact us and, in many cases, we unintentionally chose wrongly.
The reason I say “unintentionally” is because I believe that we all want to live long and healthy lives. I don’t hear many people say, “I want to be super healthy and die at a young age.” I also believe that we want to be happy and create a meaningful life filled with love, gratitude, kindness, connection, and belonging. This is why I wrote this book. I wanted to create an aid to help people and the world. Because I know what it means to make too many wrong choices. I mastered the art of trying to find the meaningful and the feel-good in all the wrong places. And my hope is to help people avoid the mistakes I made by offering the same roadmap that turned my life around and inspired me to finally live a life that matters.
I hope you choose to not only buy and read this book, but to actually do it. I promise it will be a choice you won’t regret.