Viewing yourself as an architect to redesign life

It’s empowering to view yourself as an architect.

Some time ago, I came across the quote “you’re the architect of your own destiny.” At the time, it didn’t seem so relevant for me, but since creativity and architecture have some principles in common, I think it all makes sense now.

Architecture is a field that requires knowledge in many areas. While not all of us get a deep grasp of the tasks and responsibilities that architects take everyday, we do know something basic: they build. They design.

They plan carefully so that they complete their projects successfully.

An architect doesn’t design a house without paying attention to details.

Our daily lives are full of little details that impact our moods and perceptions. It’s crucial to pay attention to then implement important changes.

If you were to view yourself as an architect and you wanted to redesign your goals, it would be necessary to start with a blueprint of the outcomes you’re hoping to get every day. It’d be a way to detail your vision and guide yourself through the process.

For instance, when you start a new job, do you visualize how you’ll grow in your role? Or if you are a business owner, do you have a clear mission and vision of what you’d like to accomplish?

Each person designs uniquely, and here’s a few questions to help you lay out your vision:

  • What do I need in my morning routine to have enough energy for the day?
  • What kind of distractions do I need to eliminate?
  • What do I need to learn to upgrade my skills or get into new habits?
  • What can I do for myself to improve the quality of my rest?

As you shape your blueprint or your vision, you’ll start seeing the benefits of compounding, intentional discipline, adding by subtracting, and playing long-term games.

If you viewed yourself as an architect, what would you start building today?