What people say they want
and what they’re willing to work their ass off to get are two different things. “If only”, those must be the two saddest words in the world. Life is too short not to do something that matters. Here are 10 questions you must answer to yourself and finish them all before it is too late.
You must have goal. Everybody
has their own private Mount Everest they were put on this earth to climb. Everybody needs an evil plan. Everybody needs that crazy, out-there idea that allows them to actually start doing something they love, doing something that matters. If you have no wish, how can it possible come true? 1. What’s your life really about? Dream as if you’ll live forever, live as if you’ll die today. - James Dean
Give as much time to
what you love the most. You can grow with it. You will be bigger than you could ever imagine if you do the thing you love the most. It’s just the way it is. It’s so frickin’ obvious. 2. What do you really enjoy doing? Opportunities are like sunrises. If you wait too long, you miss them. - William Arthur Ward
3. Who do you want
to be around? Make a list. This list is simple. It has a column for people who will improve your life, and a column for people who will drag you down. If someone can improve your life, you spend as much time around them as possible. If someone can drag you down, you never spend more than five minutes around them. “Don’t join an easy crowd. Go where the expectations and the demands to perform and achieve are high.” – Jim Rohn
4. Where will you live?
Do you want to be near friends and family? Will you be taking care of aging parents? If yes, will you need to be close by? Do you have hobbies or interests that play into where you’d want to live? Will you work during retirement? If so, will the location matter to you? Focus on ‘Best Life,’ Not ‘Best Place.’
5. What fun will you
have? The world is too wonderful a place to miss out on. In order to live life completely, there are some things that you must experience before you die. If you happen to be making a bucket list, adding some crazy things to that list should be a must. All it takes is to get out of your comfort zone and reach out to the extremes.
6. What places will you
visit? Before dying, you must embark on a life-altering journey. A road trip with friends across the country may pack many surprises for you along the way. The idea would not be to get somewhere but just to make the most of the journey itself. Standing on the North Pole is an experience that cannot be explained in words.
7. Who will you help?
Tell friends and family that you love them. Some people don’t say this at all. Don’t leave any room for doubt. If you want to volunteer for an organization, invest in finding the right match. If you like to read... consider volunteering at a school or tutoring program, work outdoors... try volunteering to clean up a local park, play sports... volunteer as a coach, etc.
There are ways too many
people in this room right now that are doing stuff they hate. Please stop doing that! There is no reason to do shit you hate. 8. What will you stop doing? The stop doing list became an enduring cornerstone of my annual New Year resolutions - a mechanism for disciplined thought about how to allocate the most precious of all resources : Time. - Jim Collins
Be the real you!!! Part
of being a Master is learning how to sing in nobody else’s voice but your own. You’ve got to tell a story. You’ve got to connect with people, but around authenticity and transparency. Put your whole self into it, and you will find your true voice. Hold back and you won’t. It’s that simple. 9. How can you make a difference? Be remarkable. Today, the one sure way to fail is to be boring. Your one chance for success is to be remarkable.
10. What will you leave
behind? Legacy is greater than currency. Your legacy is being written by yourself. Make the right decisions. When the legacy you leave behind lasts for hours, days or a lifetime, you matter. We’re here to put a dent in the universe. Otherwise Why else even be here? - Steve Jobs
1. What’s your life really
about? 2. What do you really enjoy doing? 3. Who do you want to be around? 4. Where will you live? 5. What fun will you have? 6. What places will you visit? 7. Who will you help? 8. What will you stop doing? 9. How can you make a difference? 10. What will you leave behind?
“If today were the last
day of your life, would you want to do what you are about to do today.” - Steve Jobs Thank You Very Much Sompong Yusoontorn