Life is interesting. It happens to us day after day without us having to put much thought into it. It happens and continues to happen – by the grace of God – whether there is a rhyme or reason or not.
For many year I’d get up every morning without giving much thought to “life”. I figured if I just followed the rules, had a decent job, kept social appearances up, and lead an overall healthy lifestyle, I’d be alright.
Truth is, I was alright. I was in decent shape, had good friends, made enough money, and didn’t have any run-ins with the law. Life was alright.
Until one day I woke up and asked myself: What is the meaning of all this? Am I some sort of robot that goes from day to day performing his duties without a getting a deeper meaning out of life? There has got to be more.
So – after reading a bunch of books and doing a ton of soul searching – I sat down one day in front of a blank piece of paper and wrote on top: What Do I Want Out of Life?
I underlined that a few times, and then started listing all the things I wanted to achieve, all the things I want to own, the legacy I wanted to leave, etc. It all went on that piece of paper.
You see, I realized I would never end up at my goal destination if I didn’t first set one. You can’t go traveling if you don’t know where you’re going.
In other words: Just like no book or ebook writes itself (heck, we even have to create our own covers) and no car builds itself, no painting paints itself. The painting in this example is our life. What do we want it to look like? What do we want it to include?
I realized a great life doesn’t just happen. It is designed. Once we sit down and figure out what it is we want out of life, we realize not much is out of reach. We can create pretty incredible lives for ourselves. Since we only live once, why not make it count and have the best life possible?
Figure out what a great life looks like for you and then pursue it with all your heart. Life is meant to be lived with purpose. Find out what your purpose is and pursue it with a vengeance!