Now I don’t know much but I know what I know. Would like to tell you the story of my life but not sure that will do you any good. Seems to me the people who do great things have the luck of being born into extraordinary circumstances. Whether it’s their genetics, family or surrounding communities the cumulative effect is a human being who moves through life at an accelerated pace. I want to experience this myself but am unsure in writing a book I can get these lessons over to you. I’ve already accomplished a lot but as the years go by I can see an increasing number of constraints. Work and family responsibilities tend to compound over time. I want to get free and also provide a roadmap for you to do the same.
But can it be done? I’m not rich or famous at this moment and somehow I hope to at least achieve the former. Sure fame seems to be desirable on some level but seems to be more for vanity and bragging rights. If I achieve fame I would only want it as a result of recognition for other accomplishments. Money on the other hand makes so many other things possible. Wise decisions make it easier to get from point A to point B. If I’m starting now with minimal savings how can I get to a point where I’ve done more and saved even more and then share that information with you?
I already have a thriving business I started seven years ago. I’ve been in over seventy television commercials. What do I have to show for all of this? Some YouTube videos and $50,000 in savings. I’m 38 years old. I’ve been married a year and have a pregnant wife. Life is good and lots of new and exciting things are happening. Experience tells me that if I’m not yet an expert I’m on my way to becoming one. But an expert of what? Hunkering down into the experience of life and letting it wash over and through you. From one decision to the next we are choosing how to interpret what is happening to us and around us. Simultaneously we have to make decisions as to where to go and what to do next.
Look at every decision you make. There you will find your DNA, the stuff that makes up who you are. Through observation of your mental states and how you navigate life you can begin to see what’s really happening to you, through you and around you. Every moment things are shifting and changing yet somehow staying on a course that started long before you were born. You can not sprout wings and fly but you can decide how you take your coffee. It’s in the individual moments, decisions and interactions that we have control over our existence. We can frown or smile or have no expression. We can read People magazine or study how to grow wealth or cultivate health. It’s in these micro decisions that we define ourselves.