Most of us have those moments that hold the ability to define the rest of our lives.
It’s that moment where we realize the core of everything we want. It’s that moment where it’s all so clear… where living a life of passion seems possible, where your future has a massive purpose and its all finally within reach, where every part of your heart starts to come alive.
These moments typically don’t last, but when they come, you know it. Its like something inside your heart clicks and everything makes sense. In fact most of us can pinpoint places in our life that we knew would define the entirety of our future. It’s as if for a brief moment we have the power to decide to walk into the fullness of who we are or be afraid of it and let it pass us by. I’ve had a few of these, and told myself the next time one of these moments came around, I would make the decision that let me become more….me.
I won’t say no to everything I know I am capable of.
Tragically, so many people are more afraid of what might happen if they say yes. Yes to adventure. Yes to their desires. Yes to finding who they are and Yes to everything they are capable of. I promised myself I wouldn’t make this mistake.
I promised myself that in my story, I would find the fullness of me.
I don’t say this as an ego boost, I say this because it’s real. Because I’ve watched people live “half a life”, I’ve watched wasted potential, I’ve seen what it does to people, and I know that sometimes all it takes is one person. One person to say that you have a bigger purpose and potential then anyone knows. Because to be blunt, most of us are capable of way more then we ever achieve.
Yes, I just said that.
Most of us are capable of far more then we ever achieve.
I will live my life to its fullest potential. I don’t want to waste an opportunity for adventure or fulfillment. I don’t want to waste moments, or waste time. I don’t want to lose my life in the daily monotony of the status quo. This works for some, however I truly believe that most of us want far more then we are finding in life. The only difference between those who end their lives satisfied or regretful is how they build it.
This is my life. No one builds it but me. It’s that simple.
I am determined to love what I am building, because if I don’t, I’m the one who’s stuck living in it.
I heard a story told my Denzel Washington not too long ago. In his story he describes lying on your death bed and being surrounded by these ghost like figures. He says that these ghosts are every opportunity that you didn’t take, like a ghost they haunt you. Because contrary to popular belief, some chances only come once. There’s not a repeat button, and there’s not always the option to go back and get a “do-over”.
We get one chance. I intend to live my life making this one chance enough.
So welcome to my story, welcome to my life. I will build an extraordinary life, and if you read long enough you’ll see the developing happen. I don’t always get it right, but the goal is to make the right choice more often then not. Hopefully I get better at realizing the fulfilling choice versus the choice that ends in regret. These choices will define me, like it or not they become my life. Decisions hold a lot of weight, but I’m okay with that.
The way I see it, life is an amazing opportunity to build something insanely beautiful. It’s the most terrifying, thrilling adventure we will ever take. Let’s adventure well. We only get this chance once, right?