At the end of the day we all want to be happy. The answer to almost anything you say you want to do or achieve if I keep asking you why will most likely end with the answer “because I want to be happy.” I work my ass off and put in many long days and have had many ups and downs in life. We all do. At the end of the day we only have one life to live and we should enjoy it as much as we possibly can.We should jump, fall, learn, get back up and try again. We should be alive and not just live. Success comes through failure so know you will fail and learn from it and that’s a good thing. At the end you will succeed. But you have to go for it! Be less fearful of “what if” and rather just go and find out what would happen….We should judge less, listen, and love more.A big part of happiness is doing, pursuing mastery, things that are purposeful, experiences (more than things) and being around people that make you smile, challenge you, and make you better. I definitely haven’t figured it all out (some of the things I write I’m telling myself) but I’m in a place where I live with purpose and create my own happiness in this journey called life. Sometimes its big things but many times its enjoying the little things every day and being present in what we are doing and who we are with. Part of my purpose is helping you find yours and create more happiness in your life so if my writing here can do just a little of that for you or someone else out there, then it is all worth it. I’ll leave you with one of my favorite quotes that guides me:
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.” – Theodore Roosevelt
And since a picture says a thousand words, here’s thousands of more words about me….