Here’s what I’ve learned in 27 years…
Family is everything. It is so important that no matter what you do or where you go, keep family at the forefront.
In your dealings with all, strive to be the greatest provider of Value – shun the quick profit and maintain integrity. This will bring you much honour, respect and lasting prosperity.
There are so many ways in which we are often expected to govern our lives – some of these ways work and make sense; others do not work and do not make sense. The trick is to find the way that works for you and will enable you to live the greatest life possible.
Opportunities exists now, in this very moment – for the future arrives not years from today, but in each passing second. Perhaps as a source of strength and courage you could ask yourself – “If I look back on this 3, 15 or even 30 years from today, would I regret not doing what I am afraid of doing right now?” If the answer is a “Yes!” – then it is time to take action.
Often the the things that appear the scariest to attempt are the ones that offer the best experiences and breakthroughs. Allow yourself the courage to do these things – i.e. getting on that airplane and going to that unfamiliar destination or something as simple as writing a novel – can change your outlook on life for the better. And the best part of it all, people around you also become inspired with the courage to step outside of their own comfort zone.
Times of difficulties are inevitable in life – though they may vary in form, nurturing a strong sense of faith in God, the universe or whatever it is you believe in – will allow you to maintain a calm and positive outlook. This is very important because when you are calm and collected, you can think in a creative and solution oriented manner.
Always remember, people will treat you in a variety of ways – some good and some not so good. It’s important to know that it is not about you – we all go through ups and downs in life and these influence our daily outlook. Smile and show love to each and every person regardless of how they treat you. Make a not-so-good-day Great and make a good-day, Greater.
Never compare yourself to others.
Fear of failure is not a stopping block – it is a natural part of existence. Yet it can destroy a dream faster than any other thing. Conquer it by admitting that you are afraid, but then proceed immediately with enthusiasm as if it were impossible to fail.
It is never too late to write that book, ask the guy or girl out, start a business, cook something, travel, or to do whatever else you have delayed for so long. The present is all that you have.
No matter how hard your dream gets, keep going!