Today’s message is especially dedicated to the great Jessie Luttrell.

Someone once said…

“The purpose of life is to discover your gifts. The meaning of life is to give those gifts away.”

I like that. See, many people are so focused on material objects, money, status or fame, but all the successful people know that it’s not about you – it’s about others. Figure out what you’re good at and what you love to do and you’ll make money. Help others and you’ll leave a legacy.

“For most of life, nothing wonderful happens. If you don’t enjoy getting up and working and finishing you work and sitting down to a meal with family or friends, then the chances are you’re not going to be very happy. If someone bases his happiness or unhappiness on major events like a great job, huge amounts of money, a flawlessly happy marriage or a trip to Paris, that person isn’t going to be happy much of the time. If, on the other hand, happiness depends on a good breakfast, flowers in the yard, a drink or a nap, then we are more likely to live with quite a bit of happiness.”

-Andy Rooney

So if you base your tennis on winning or how many gold medals you win, you’re heading down the wrong path.

If you’re basing your work on your paychecks or raises, you’re heading down the wrong path.

If you’re basing your academic career on awards or accolades, you’re heading down the wrong path.

“The question is not ‘Is life beautiful?’ but, ‘Are you noticing?’

Focus on the process, not the product.

Thanks for reading.

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