Life is a challenging and wonderful adventure.
I’m so curious about what the possibilities are and so eager to learn whatever truth there is.
I admit – just as Solomon said long ago – “This is chasing the wind.”
Life is beyond my comprehension and I know it, but it doesn’t keep me from trying.
I think about the vastness of space or the tiny universes that we are made up of, how atoms connect or electrons or quarks.
Life is infinitely big and infinitely small and I can’t comprehend either extreme.
And so in my adventure, my life is always full to the bursting point.
There is never room for one more thing until I kick something else out, because I’ve packed my life as full as it will bear.
The universe is so large and I am so small and I have so much I want to explore.
Every moment of every day, I am forced to decide where my time and focus will be spent, because there is not enough time in history to contain the things that I want to know or the adventures I want to experience.
It’s not a quest for the adoration of the masses driving me.
Crowds are fickle and quickly leave their heroes. Today’s heroes are easily forgotten and torn down.
It’s not the truth that drives me.
There is no final answer that I’m looking for. Wisdom is fleeting and knowledge is ever changing.
So what is the purpose of this adventure?
What will make my life fulfilled?
I’ve looked at what makes people happy and have come to the conclusion, we are most blessed, most fulfilled and most satisfied when we are giving freely without guilt, duty, expectation or obligation.
In giving, we have value.
So what do I have to give of real value?
Every person has real value.
In my life I’ve been a singer, composer, recording engineer, writer, speaker, teacher, programmer, salesperson, marketer, entrepreneur, coach, volunteer…
The labels for my life could go on for hours.
- I’ve had jobs that were menial and I’ve been in positions to inspire thousands.
- I’ve been thought worthless and I’ve been praised by many.
- I’ve been ignorant and I’ve taught and coached Harvard PhDs, millionaires and “household names.”
But none of that is my real value.
My real value is the same value that every person has – certainly that YOU have – to make someone’s life a little better.
It doesn’t always take something big. In fact it usually takes something small.
Small actions change the world.
So what about small actions changing my life?
I’ve had so many wonderful adventures in my life, where did that all go?
What about all of the things that I’m missing?
People spend a lot time thinking about what they are missing.
Doesn’t it make me sad to know how much I’ve lost?
Sure I miss some of the things that I’ve done, the people I’ve lost touch with, the places I’ve been.
My life isn’t devoid of things I’ve had before, it’s crammed with new things I’m living in this instant.
- If I don’t spend my time with music, it’s only because there is so much more out there to experience.
- If my love life not what it used to be, there is no lack of excitement to come in the future.
Life is not sad at all — It’s a choice.
Should I fill my life with regrets, lost opportunities and fears?
Not for me …
Because there is enough adventure in the world to last a thousand lifetimes and I have no more space to fit everything wonderful in.
All the best,