Derek Sivers discusses what it is like to live according to your values:
Once you realize that one value is more important to you than another, you have to ask yourself if you’re living accordingly.
What’s ultimately more important to you?
- Learning? Or creating?
- Money? Or time?
- Expanding? Or focusing?
- (… etc.)
Once you know which takes top place, consider taking it to an extreme, to its logical conclusion, and optimizing your entire life around that top priority, letting go of almost everything else.
This is so important. If everything is a priority, nothing is and your output will most likely be mediocre.