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If you don’t know what your values are, then you don’t really know who you are. It’s only when a person knows what they are fighting for that they will truly engage life to its fullest. A salmon swimming upstream has a definiteness of purpose, whereas even a dead fish can float with the current. How many of the people that you see on daily basis are just metaphorically ‘floating with the current?’ They wake up everyday at the same time, drive to the same place, and go through a routine that has lost all of its zeal and luster? So how do you figure out what it is that you value?
Hit the pause button for an hour, two hours, a day if you have to and figure out the answer to these questions:
1. “How do I want to live?”
2. “What do I want my legacy to be?”
3. “Who are the most important people in my life?”
Invest time associating with people who live the way that you want to live and are creating a legacy similar to the one that you want to create. Many people feel like this is an arduous task. Just because you aren’t getting the search results from Google that are directing you to the people you want to associate with doesn’t mean that they aren’t out there and that they aren’t willing to provide assistance. From our experience in getting around people who live incredible lives of abundance and impact we have observed that in more instances than not, these individuals have a desire to pass along the things that they have learned on their journey. It’s up to you to ask the people in your life who are in positions of influence and who you trust, to help guide you towards those individuals who you are seeking.
Act on your new found discoveries. Forks in the road are rarely easy to take, but they almost always lead you to the places that you are searching for (good or bad). If you take the time to answer the three questions above and are surrounding yourself with individuals who are showing you the path that you need to take, the only thing left to do is to start taking those first few steps. Motion without action leads to frustration and eventually quitting. You can invest a lot of time into creating great plans and getting around people who are living life on the level that you would like, but if you don’t begin to take action you are likely to end up quitting before you ever really get started. We have learned that it’s important to have a plan, but more important to ACT on that plan on a daily basis. Win the day and you will win the week. Win the week and you will win the month. You win enough months in a row and you will create a life that is in sync with what you value most.
Go out and make it happen,
Brandon & Amanda