Listening to my daily dose of Tony Robbins. It always seems to pull the rug right under me. You know he spends his life helping people? Something he loves to do. And he sure makes lots of money doing it 🙂 Life can’t be any better than that right?
So many of us wish we could just find something we love to do. It’s hard huh? It is. Most of us just want to be OK. Just enough to be happy. Some of us just want more, always not enough.
We all have a vision on how our life should be, a blueprint if you will. If our life meets what we expect it to, we’re living pretty happy lives. And when life falls short, we think life sucks and we become unhappy.
I am one of those people who seems to always want more. There are a lot of people like me, who can’t just be happy with what they have. Who knows why. I guess I was just born that way…? I mean what else can it be? Maybe I’m just an extremely motivated person? Or too much passion? I think it’s a little bit of ALL of it. I do have a blueprint for my life. It may have changed through time…but I know what I want and it’s penciled out in my brain.
I most definitely don’t lack purpose, I just lack the tools to do everything I want. What do I want…? Well…I want to make a difference. On a huge scale. I want to spend my time doing something worth doing. Not crunching numbers or filing papers. No matter how good the money is. I rather something I enjoy, something that feeds my soul. I’m all about growth and give. Not just about ME but WE. I mean this in all aspects of life. For every living single thing in this world. Not for self profit, but for the world and everything on it. Our children, the animals, the sharks, the air, the trees…all of it. All of these things run deep in my heart. The love I have comes from a place of compassion. One thing I promise you that I do not lack…PASSION. I have a passion for life, for greater things.
Do you get what I’m saying? How many of you feel the way I do? Do you want to leave this world knowing you’ve made a difference? Knowing that you’ve imprinted someone’s heart? I know I do.
Back to my lack of tools. I mean that as in I can’t just take off and save the world. I have a family and responsibilities. Money comes from a job that I am required to be at. Sometimes I feel stuck. Like what am I doing? How can I get ahead and be secure to do the things I want to do? My only answer is to make more money. Not money from a job but money from myself. I need to be in a position where I run the show. I build my own wealth working for myself. Well I’m working on that. I have to remind myself to be happy in the process. Sometimes we’re too busy trying to make a living that we forget to live our lives. That would truly suck, because life really is good.
“Don’t get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life.”
Happy people DO<<< you see, if you’re happy, you’ll tend to do more. Positive energy is fuel.
Unhappy people BLAME<<<Some people just live in their story of what they don’t have. It’s all blah, blah. A whole lot of talk and not enough doing. Negative energy equals complainer.
Post dramatic growth<<< Some people don’t grow. They pretty much just exist. Going through the motions…not truly happy, but happy enough. To each their own right? Everyone has different desires and wants. In all reality, success is determined based on your happiness. Not how much money you have in the bank.
Great things in life are free, but if you’re like me, we’ll need more money to achieve a higher level of success, our dreams. All I really want is freedom to do what I want to do. That’s it. But it does take money to get there.
<<<< This, is true!
I guess all I’ m saying is that I know I, and a lot of others have a blueprint of where we should be in life at a certain age. Some of us feel like shit when we hit that birthday and realize we are so far off the court. I beat myself up sometimes, wishing I had been more focused growing up. But oh well. I can’t change the past. I can only do what I do now and keep moving forward. I don’t sell myself short. I give myself credit when credit is due. I kick myself when I know I’ve been slacking off.
It’s all there…my road is pretty mapped out. Sometimes it changes along the way, but I stay the course.
If you’re lost and don’t really know what you want or what you want to do with your life, it’s time to think about it now. Clear your head. Take a bath, take a drive, listen to music, meditate, whatever. Figure out what really makes you happy. Define in your own words and emotions what happiness is to you. Ask yourself, what are you grateful for at this very moment. What could you lose right now that would make all of life’s plans meaningless? Rich can mean different things. Are you rich because you have lots of money or are you rich because you have so much love in your life? When people find out they have cancer or even worst, they are on their death-bed. What do you think they are thinking about? Like…wow I’m so accomplished I have tons and tons of money? Or are they wishing they had more time? More time to spend time, more time to love, more time to make things right? Money doesn’t mean much when you’re about to lose your life does it?
Lesson I’ve learned, I am rich. I have love, I have good health, I have good things going for me. I appreciate it, although at times I forget. It’s normal, life isn’t always smooth sailing. But if I look at what my life consists of, I have things that most don’t. The need to want more is natural for me. But it’s wanting more so I can do more. Help more, spend more time, change lives. So in that, I continue to work hard. I continue to dream and strive for more. In order to achieve these things, I must have a blueprint to get there.
“You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight” Jim Rohn
Friends, just remember to never give up on yourself. Go for your dreams but never forget to live your life in the process. Hope this made you think, maybe shed a little light. Until next time, take care and do your thing!