A Magical Six-Week Life Experiment

July 9, 2014 10:04 PM

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A Magical Six-Week Life Experiment

I had been busy building a career for 15 years. This was the path I thought I needed to excel in to have a "successful life." I had been collecting degrees, accolades, promotions. But last year I was feeling stuck and unfulfilled. Maybe success meant something else? I was very good at putting my work subjects through various experiments but I had never taken the time to do that with my own life. So why not design a life experiment to test my life perceptions? All I needed to do was conquer the fear of leaving my job and give myself the permission to change a few life variables.

Inspired by Arianna Huffington's book Thrive and her journey through redefining success, I decided to leave my job, my home and my packed calendar to visit a different country every week. It was time to put up for review the very well-planned life that I was holding on to so tightly -- one that was ...

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