This is a short post. Purposeful and to the point because – well, it’s how life should be.
What are you living your life for?
Be honest with yourself. What is the #1 reason you are in existence and living the way you are?
Most of us are working toward something.
Some of us are building careers, families, houses, reputations, and retirement savings.
Some of us are just going around with no intentions. Going where the wind takes us, fulfilling short-term desires and moving on.
But in both of these situations, each individual is eventually giving into the short-term fulfillment and giving up what they truly want in life.
“Don’t give up what you want most for what you want now.”
Using the two examples above, the first person thinks they have life figured out. I mean – they’re BUILDING a legacy and a life. They’re working hard so in 30 years or so the world will be at their fingertips. The problem with this though is that this life comes with a lot of change. More responsibility, more stress, more earning, more spending, and so on. They often lose sight of their “legacy” and fall victim to letting life control them.
The second person is closer to truly living life. They still let life control them for the most part, but they are freer. They have no expectations and make no goals that can be changed. They enjoy the places, people, and things of this world with little stress. But often times these people are also working hard to leave a legacy. A legacy of a free, lead by example, type of person. They allow too many things to happen in the short-term that affect their long-term. They have no end goal in life to work for so their life ends up being a non-stop game of Pong – bouncing from here and there, never making “progress” in life.
Should we be searching for a happy medium?
What if your life consisted of a mixture of Person A and Person B?
What if you came up with 1 goal, 1 purpose, you’re working toward in life but on the way there you were keeping that goal in mind with every decision made?
What if your goal was something that allowed you to live freely now but also something that took time and effort to achieve for future rewards?
Unlike Person A, you didn’t have a future goal of pure freedom while at the same time putting yourself in debt with mortgages, car payments, and kids’ education.
Unlike Person B you didn’t move freely in life without goals. Ultimately letting life control you.
So, I ask again.
What are you living your life for? And are you living every single day and making every single decision based on getting closer to 1 single goal?
Stop focusing on gathering the pieces and start focusing on putting them together now.
You don’t build a legacy. The legacy builds you.
I’m curious – what is your one goal? What one thing do you want to be remembered for? Share with us below in the comments section and I may just share mine.