If the unexamined life is not worth living, . . . it’s equally true that the unlived life is not worth examining. – Parker Palmer
This quote pretty much speaks for itself.
Yes, we must examine our lives, and ourselves, continually throughout our lives, but that’s only half of what’s necessary.
We must have a life worthy of examination.
A life where we are getting better, using our experiences as learning material.
Lives where we set goals and sometimes “fail” to meet them, but learn more about the goal, the world and ourselves in the process.
Live a life that you both love and love examining – one that you enjoy in-the-moment and later, in brief and regular retrospect.