I often think of how small our THPL community is – seems to be a surprising situation. I state this because in many a conversation I come away with the idea that there are a lot of people who believe in the THPL, at least conceptually, that they think it is something to aspire to, but are not yet committed to the THPL journey. And as I dig in and try to get some movement toward THPL with others, I use the following technique. I start with the question “what would you do if”. Asking the question starts us down the path of defining the outcomes we want, the outcomes that in some way take you towards your version of THPL. An outcome could be a: better life, tackle new challenges, take on a quest, get stronger or more etc. It is in knowing what you want, what outcome you are seeking that you can start the process of building a plan or approach for how to make it real
You can come up with the questions / outcomes. They do not have to be “big ideas” They can simply be different enough to make you think – to get you focused on what would be different
- What would you do if you won the lottery?
- What would you do if you did not have to work?
- What would you do if you could travel?
In using this approach we can find a way for people to move people closer to THPL. It starts with a question, which begets the outcome, which begets the plan to get to the outcome. Which gets you closer to THPL. Seems to be working for whomever tries it. Give it a try you might like what you find.
Loving life with THPL as my target