What do you want out of this life? I have been asking this question to a few people for the past week and some of the answers were eye opening. They varied from materialistic items, states of mind, and traveling. My follow up question was, “how do you plan to accomplish that?” That’s when it became a challenge. Some were dumbfounded and others took a few moments to think about it.
Todd Henry, is the great man that inspired this thought in my mind. To live a full life and to die empty. Life is funny in the fact that we all suffer similarly, which makes us all related in a way. But what makes us all unique are the solutions we come up with to our struggles. The items we accumulate throughout life don’t make it wonderful. It just feeds our temporary satisfaction until the next best thing comes along. It’s through our actions, how we make others feel, and if we really go after our dreams that give us the feelings of overwhelming joy.
Some people get so caught up in trying to have the best thing to show on their news feed, but in reality what does that do for you? Instead we should all be trying to lift one another up, by encouraging one another to live each day as our last! For too long people have been taking their most precious dreams, goals, and ideas to the grave. The time is now to change that. No matter how small or insignificant you think it might be, the time is now! Our ideas don’t come to us out of random. They are the passions that are embedded deep within our souls, waiting for us to take action!
The most valuable place on earth is a grave yard, because that is where you will find so many dreams and goals that were never accomplished. The time for wishing has passed, the time for doing is NOW.
One of the greatest questions you could ask yourself is; what is standing in my way of living my passion(s)? Then it’s up to you to get over those hurdles. In a perfect world what do you need to have happen to live the life of your dreams. We create our biggest excuses, because we fear failure. We see failure as a sign of weakness instead of a sign of strength and bravery. Failure is not the opposite of success, but part of it. We forget to remind ourselves though; no matter how bad it is or how bad it gets, I’m going to make it.
It’s all about the state of mind. Don’t die with your best work inside of you. You have to start saying yes to life!
What are your passions? What gets your heart racing, blood pumping? Are you going to die empty?