Let me ask you some questions that everyone needs to think about. How are you living your life? Are you living your life societies way? Or are you living your life your own way? Are you living a life that has no taste and meaning for you? Are you living how other people expect you to live? Are you giving other people full control of your life and your destiny? How many of are trying to please everyone around you except yourself? All of us have been told one time or another that our elders know more than we do and that we should follow their advice. But are you following the advice of people who don’t know you and don’t know what your dreams are? These questions may shake you up and throw you into denial. A lot of people don’t realize how much they’ve been programmed by family, friends, society and television. Get rid of the programming that doesn’t serve you so you can achieve your greatest potential.
A writer and editor named Christopher Morley once said “There’s only one success; the ability to live your life in your own way.” The ability to live your life from the inside out is the only true success. It comes in all shapes and sizes and is depended on each person’s definition as to what success means to that person. But in the end everything converges on this point. All of you were born for a purpose. And the best way to live your life is to match your unique purpose. The ultimate victory in life is to win the battle of external forces that push you to live your life like everyone else. Who wants to follow the herd like a sheep?
There’s one way to unleash that inner genius that’s inside you. And that is to be determined to live your life by your own rules and making the commitment to finding your true purpose, and turn it into a living reality. When you find your purpose your will sense an overall meaning and satisfaction in your life. How many of you are really satisfied in your life right now? I bet very few are. But when you find your true purpose you’ll feel that satisfaction. Then you can craft a legacy that will live on in the hearts and minds of the people around you.
Search for what makes you feel alive, not for what makes you a living. Search for what makes you feel alive, not for what provides you a job. You don’t want an ordinary life, not that there’s anything wrong with that, but you want a spectacular life. Life is a gift and you have to make the best use of it. What one action can you take to start living life in your own way today? One day we’re all going to die but even with all the sadness that accompanies death, it’s not the greatest tragedy of life. Think about that. Someone once said “The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it.” Your life begins when you discover your purpose but we wait so long to begin it. We sleep and go to work, and we search and we search and we search. What do we search for? Who knows? Then life just passes you by without ever discovering what it means to live a full life. That’s the greatest tragedy in life.
A fully realized life can only be realized when we live life with passion. That is a life that’s full of energy and spirit. When you find out who you are and what you’re meant to do then you’ll be able to unleash your greatness and explode with personal power. That’s a life that’s full of love, full of meaning, full of satisfaction and full of passion. How many of you are living a boring life right now? Going to work, coming home, paying bills, watch bullshit TV, etc… Your lives haven’t begun yet. Many people don’t realize that until it’s too late. Then you’ll realize you didn’t live your life as you should have and could have lived it. Don’t be that person and let your days pass you by. Then you’ll realize that you didn’t appreciate the possibilities that you were given. You let your fears shape your destiny. That’s why I’m in war with fear. And one of the best ways to overcome fear is to do public speaking.
There is no extra time in life and there is no do overs. All of us must stop wondering aimlessly through life without a real purpose. Refuse to let fear take control of your life and control you. That’s why for so many people life feels so heavy and they barely have the energy to get up to enjoy life and feel that passion, that satisfaction, that feeling of being alive. Because you let that stupid fear control you. You must start defining who you are and what you want to do with your life. You must remove those fear chains and give your life new meaning and purpose.
Feel your days with purpose, passion, and satisfaction. You must have a compelling dream that empowers and motivates you to be and to do your best. It has to be a dream so worthy that you would die in your path in the opportunity to pursue it. It can’t be come half assed shit. It has to be a dream that is your driving force, greater than all your fears and obstacles put together. That is a dream worth having. A dream that challenges you to destroy your complacent reality and to live a fully realized life.
A man named George Moore once said “A reality can destroy a dream; why shouldn’t a dream destroy reality?” A lot of people suffer greatly when they realized that their personal reality is destroying their dreams and it makes them feel powerless to stop it. But all successful and legendary people have asked that question. Why shouldn’t my dreams destroy reality? What is your reality right now?
That is the seed of greatness. That’s the seed where your personal power begins to blossom. So what are you waiting for? Go out and live your life. Light that fire under your ass. Don’t wait until it’s too damn late. Dream big. Let your dreams destroy your reality.
Now is the time to stop and reflect. Think of the difference you want to make to create the legacy to want to leave. Show reality what you can do. There will be no more fears, no more delays and no more self-limiting beliefs. Get up and go after your dreams. Grab on to them and don’t let go. Live now and live with passion. Transform your life form just making a living to making a difference.