How many of us yearn to be truly happy in life? I would guess pretty much all of us! It's a noble and aspirational pursuit. But are we chasing happiness? Do we feel as though we are going after a moving target? For instance, do you hear yourself saying any of these things: 'once I get this, or once I have that, or once I achieve this goal I will be happy'? Again, we should all be able to have our moments of happiness, but I want to challenge the notion of whether or not it is worth chasing...
So the belief existed as fact - a sub-4-minute mile was simply impossible. And then... it wasn't.
... And here we are on the edge of 2018, looking towards the beginning of 2019. But before we call it a year, ask yourself the question - how do I want to finish? Because the game is not over yet!
Sometimes we need to break away from the routines and our 'normal' processes. Sometimes we need to escape to new places and locations to find inspiration and rev up our mind to new perspectives, insights and opportunities for massive growth. Sometimes we need to get away and think bigger.
We all have big dreams and aspirations to do great things. And yet, how often do we convince ourselves that "today" is just not the right day to take action? Someday, but not today. How does putting these things off serve us? And what if someday never comes?
How many of us have risen out of someone's shadow in our lives or careers? A parent, boss, mentor, teacher, or coach... They prepared us to step out of their shadow and take the lead in our own life. Take a moment a think of who those people are in your life... Now, ask yourself "who is standing in MY shadow right now?"
How often do we sacrifice being fully in the present moment because we are held back by some memory, regret or failure from the past? Or how often do our present circumstances affect our ability to think about a bigger and brighter future? These are questions and challenges that most of us face on a regular basis, and they can hold us back from furthering our personal growth and development. So how can we think about these things differently?
The truth is, these overnight success stories are years in the making and are full of early mornings, late nights, grueling training, and meticulous preparation - all waiting for the potential for one opportunity to break in and make a massive impact! Do you have what it takes to become an overnight success?
What does the future hold for you? What does the future hold for any of us? Will it be filled with memories of great accomplishments, experiences and realized goals, or will it be filled with regret for not doing the things that truly mattered? Since we don't really know what the future has in store for us, perhaps the more appropriate question is what do we believe that we can do, be and become in the future? So, what do you think? Are you a future legend?
In a world so focused on what other people have, or on what other people expect us to do, what if we instead focus on who we are while making sure the person we see in the mirror is someone we are proud to be?