Taking full advantage of life when given another opportunity
My heart stopped beating. For 20 seconds. Thirty-five years old and no longer alive. It was a wake-up call. I wasn't where I wanted to be in life and wasn't doing what I wanted to do, and it was all over. So I changed it all. You can too.
What’s written on your tombstone? Think about it. What does your epitaph say? Is that what you want it to say? More about that in a minute.
Not everyone has the courage to dream of a life fulfilled. Even fewer have the determination to make it happen. If you find yourself wondering how you can live that better life, you are not alone and I'm here to tell you that you can.
Change is difficult—no denying that. How will you survive the changes that you make? For me, I do this by watching the sunrise and sunset 300 times a year so I can spend the time I needed to feel my days. This ritual allowed me to move on more quickly, by focusing on the hope of a day ahead and reflecting on and feeling the day behind.
Our job descriptions should not be our life descriptions. Or to put it another way: make a life, not a living. Instead, focus on what is your Real Currency. The thing that pays you beyond a paycheck. Is it supporting others? Having stable work? Feeling accomplished? Making an impact? Changing your community? The list goes on. But do you know what your Real Currency is? When we get paid in our Real Currency, life gets a lot more interesting, a lot less stressful and a lot more meaningful and rewarding.
Quit blaming others. YOU are the one who decides how happy (or not) your life will be. Your satisfaction with what you have is your choice—so is your willingness to change it. Once you own your decision-making and how you contribute to your own situation, you take back control and you’ll find a lot more smiles and a lot more happiness.
And don’t judge them. You don’t know about someone else’s life journey and you don’t know what they’re dealing with. As Theodore Roosevelt said, Comparison is the thief of joy. Learn to drop your preconceived judgments and expectations, and be deeply satisfied with who you are and what you bring to the world and comparison won’t matter.
This TEDx talk by Nick Kittle describes his experience in creating a better life after dying young. These lessons can help us all learn to live a more fulfilled and meaningful life. Nick's goal is to help great people do great things and this TEDx explains some of Nick's personal philosophy and how he helps people across the country transform their lives.Learn More
Change is difficult—no denying that. How will you survive the changes that you make? For me, I do this by watching the sunrise and sunset 300 times a year so I can spend the time I needed to feel my days. This ritual allowed me to move on more quickly, by focusing on the hope of a day ahead and reflecting on and feeling the day behind..Learn More