Do people sing to get to the end of the song?
Do people play sports to get to the end of the game?
Do people read to get to the end of the book?
No. No. No.
Life is not about doing as many things as you can. It’s not about getting to the end. It’s not even about making a lot of money (I know a lot of miserable rich people).
Life is to be lived. To do what matters to you. To do what you’re passionate about. To make a difference in the world.
We play sports because we enjoy the process. If winning was everything, wouldn’t we ONLY play people we knew we could beat? That would get old quick.
After Mats Wilander became number one in the tennis world (something he worked his whole life for), he said, “Is that it?” It got to a point where he would look forward to mowing his lawn more than playing tennis. So it’s not about the trophy. It’s not about the money. It’s not about materialistic objects.
1. Do what you love.
2. Stay in the present moment and savor it all.
3. Work hard but have fun.
4. Don’t let anyone tell you what you CAN’T do (how do THEY know?)
5. Make a difference and help others.
Think about what you want to have accomplished at the end of your life.
Now go and do it.