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What I Want

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Have you ever thought about what you really want out of life? This isn’t your typical “life goals” conversation. It’s a conversation about what you personally want out of life. In the words of Elon Musk, “The greatest minds of my generation are figuring out how to make people click ads…that sucks.” We are a brilliant group of people yet everyday we fall short of what we could be. Why is that? Are we just not focused? Are we forced into circumstances beyond our control?

I believe that we do not address what we want out of life enough. I’m not talking about, “I see pizza, I want pizza” type of want. I’m talking about the deep rooted things that if we don’t do them we will feel as though we have failed. Have you ever thought about achieving the things you want out of life? Sometimes that can be a bit scary to look at. What if we looked not at things as this massive list that is impossible; but as trying to expand the reality box and the list of things that are possible.

I’ve heard it said that, “If your dreams seem obtainable, you’re probably not dreaming big enough.

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I subscribe to this type of thinking. If the path ahead isn’t rocky, unstable, and unknowing, it’s probably not worth pursing. Most of the time we are just too scared to jump out of the box and create our own path. So how do we do this? How do we take a leap and pursue those things?

I keep a list. This list has just a few statements on it about what I want out of life. It sits by my desk, in my house, and on my phone. Looking at these statements daily helps me focus on pursing my purpose in this world. Here is my list, I want to do something that:

  • changes lives on a mass scale.
  • serves a purpose to change the world and touches hearts.
  • leads others to find their purpose.
  • helps others get from point A to point B.

These four simple statements can be applied to almost every area of my life and anyone I come in contact with. Whether this is at work, home, or just simply passing someone on the street. These are my filters. The purpose of everything I do gets siphoned through these statements. I challenge you to create a few filter statements to help you get what you want out of life. This radically changed the way I look at opportunity and circumstances in my life.

Do something that matters today,

Cheers!

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