There’s a crisis that thrives in the hearts of many people today, whether young or old, male or female. And it’s a destructive force that doesn’t take lives – it takes souls.
That crisis is living without meaning. So many people these days go through the motions of life, doing things because people tell them to, never looking to surpass themselves, going merely where the wind blows – and feeling empty.
What do you want out of life? What are you living for? Where do your passions lie?
I’m still a young gun, but I’ve found that there’s an indescribable feeling of vigor and joy when you wake up in the morning knowing what you want, your plan on how to get it, and committing a bit every day to achieving those goals. I’m not talking about the short term goals you have to get done for the week – I’m talking about your biggest dreams and aspirations for your life.
The problem is, a lot of us don’t know what we want – because dreaming big is daunting, and we often start to doubt ourselves from the get-go. Or we try for a while, but when minor setbacks bring about small discouragements, we lot go of our dreams – and we forget them until it’s too late. But really, setbacks are nothing in the face of an unstoppable drive.
Michael Jordan was kicked off his high school basketball team. He continuously worked to get better, and now the greatest player of all time.
Steve Jobs was fired from the company he himself built. He came back with a vengeance and secured his legacy of one of the world’s most significant innovators.
Sylvester Stallone had to sell his beloved dog for $50 so he could eat, while enduring months of rejection from producers for his screenplay. He stayed persistent in his goal, and he eventually starred in his screenplay “Rocky”, which won numerous Academy Awards. He bought his dog back for $15,000.
But remember, before you even start entering the fray of achieving your dreams, the first step to getting what you want is knowing what you want.
And so, I challenge you to write down what you want out of life today – and never forget it.
In a future entry, I’ll be posting mine as an example. 🙂
Stay invested in your dreams. Stay on them like a raging tiger and you’ll get there. I’ll join you in that pursuit.
Wishing you success,