QOTD: March 2, 2018
"Let us live so that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry." - Mark Twain
Admittedly I've been pretty bad at writing these daily, but that's okay. Ever since I got back, it's been crazy trying to catch up on life, work, and my business. However, I set up a bunch of these before I got back, so I'm committed to reflecting on them in public. I think that a more sustainable goal will be to post my quotes of the day on Instagram, and maybe pick my favorite(s) to write about once a week. I've also been slacking on my journaling since I got back, so not many QOTDs.
Back to this quote though and my caffeine fueled thoughts. At first glance this is motivation for me to keep doing what I'm doing, trying to kill it at work, grow our business, and continue traveling. But then, on second glance, I almost wonder if good ole Marky Mark is inadvertently promoting doing things "for the Gram." It's been hard for me, given my past, trying to focus on doing things I enjoy doing without overly concerning myself with what others think of it. I guess that's the price I pay for being raised in an environment where committing a "sin" and "not repenting" gets you kicked out of the cool kids club. SIDE NOTE: You become good at hiding things when you're taught to be ashamed of what you want.
Anyway, I hope that anyone that ends up reading this, takes Mr. Twain's quote as motivation to stop what you're doing (if you're not happy) and get after the things that make you feel alive. After all, you only get one life, you don't want to waste it with days full of regrets, selfishness, and lack of purpose!
Anyone out there care to share what they're doing in their life that makes them feel alive?