Monotony be gone! Ways to make your life more interesting. My story.

Sep 02, 2022 7:01 am


Do you ever think about yourself as an average guy, stuck in a monotonous life, with an average job and with no perspectives for a better future?

I do. I did. Often.

But then there are moments, like today, when I sit down and reflect.

Right now, I'm on the shore of the North Sea, in one of the most beautiful places in Scotland, after a very successful spearfishing session. I was diving on one breath to the bottom of the sea to hunt for the fish.

Tomorrow I'm going to BBQ that fish and eat it with my wife, in my garden, in Edinburgh.

I squint my eyes, and just like that, I'm back 20 years to my tinny 1-bedroom flat in Nowa Huta, a rough district of Kraków, Poland.

It's Saturday night, the summer of 2002. My parents are already sleeping in their room, we can hear my dad snoring, and my brother and I are watching TV, on a tiny 14-inch screen, in our little room.

I lay on the mat on the floor; our room is too small to fit in another bed. The Discovery Channel is on, and the host has just announced he has arrived in Scotland.

If at this particular moment, my 20 years version could look in the future and see a glimpse of my 40 years old version's life, he would not believe his eyes.

This would be too far from average, from a housing project, from street hassle. In my wildest dreams, I would not imagine my life taking this turn.

From a poor student living with his parents, owning nothing and hoping to become a teacher in one of the local schools to a fitness club owner on the other side of Europe, an entrepreneur, husband, and world traveller, who starts believing that nothing is impossible.

Tonight, our van is parked so close to the water that I can hear crabs turning the stones. Our bedroom, the back of the van, is even smaller than the bedroom in Kraków. But my horizons are now wide open.

So are yours. Just open your eyes and appreciate the things you've accomplished so far, be proud of your achievements, and stop comparing yourself to others.

You only have one life, and if you don't like it now, change it.

The universe is on your side; you just need to help it a little bit.

Have a great weekend!


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