My Biggest Fear.

Hello, today I would like to let you all know what my favorite fear is.  Now, we all have those little things that creep us out.  I personally can’t stand spiders.  But there is one thing that I truthfully frightened of:

Sitting on my deathbed with regrets.

Really! We can’t be having that!  I want to be able to die without ANY regrets.  Having a dream to follow is such an amazing part of life! But it isn’t going to be of any help if you don’t do anything!

The main thing I want to throw out is this: Don’t waste your life.

You may think you have time, whether your 18 or 75.  But life speeds by so fast! We don’t have time to waste it!  This is your small chance to have a great life.  It’s a miracle that you’re alive!  Look around you! It’s completely amazing what we have shaped this world to be!  The average human life is around 30,000 days long.  When we look at life in years, it can seem so big.  Put it in days, and its only 30,000 days!  That’s insane!

If you have a dream, follow it.  If you have an activity you would like to try, do it.  If you have a goal you want to accomplish, complete it.  We just can’t continue life with excuses.  Before you know it 10 years are going to pass by and you’ll be wishing you tried doing that one thing.

So I beg of you, whenever you get the slight urge to do something, whether its getting into mountain biking, or learning how to play an instrument.  You have to do it.  You just have to.

Everyone starts at nothing.  And its the most successful people that build up their life the most.  If everyone tried their best to have an amazing life, what a world this would be.

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What is Success?

People have many different views on success.  We all have our different outlook on what success really is.  Is it having a nice car?  A big house?  Money?  One big question I have for is this:

How come when you type in “successful man” into Google, pictures of a men at their jobs, in suits, with money in their hands appear?  Yet no pictures of a proud parent watching their child doing something good, or someone doing something they absolutely love?

Success is not just having a job that gives you money.  Now, its a great thing to have, and can be very rewarding.  In fact there are quite a few people who have a job that they are passionate about, and that’s amazing.  However, when I looked up the definition of success, I saw many different definitions.  The problem?  Every definition had the word wealth in it.

Success is not how much valuable material you have.  Now, I’m not saying that you should try not to be wealthy, its something that we all naturally strive for and its a good thing to go after.  What I’m saying is that we need to change the definition of the word “rich”.

The very second you become grateful, you are rich.  When you become grateful for the dinner you just ate, or the mailman, coffee, the fact that you’re alive, you will be the richest man you can possibly be.  And when you become rich in that way, you will have success.

Success to me is being able to come home to a great family, doing things I enjoy doing, and knowing that I am very happy with the life I have.  A job that pays money, well, its nice.  But it doesn’t fill my body with joy like other things do.  In other words, success is being able to be happy.

To be successful we need to try our best in life, find joy in everything we do, be grateful we have the opportunity to be doing the things we’re doing.  These things can make life so much more rewarding, and when you decide to let these roles play a big factor in your life, it will change drastically for the better.

So the next time you get a paycheck, think about what you will do with that money that will make you truly successful.