Happy New Year! I am sorry I haven’t posted in a while, but I was too busy working on my life.
I am thankful for 2016, I moved to Brazil and things are phenomenal. I have been working 13-15 hours every single day since September 1st. I took Christmas and New Years off because the city shut down, but I would have worked otherwise. I have learned many things about the world and most importantly, about myself last year.
Here are my lessons from 2016:
1. If you have a dream, act upon it as soon as possible. I recently spoke to anUber driver about his biggest regret and he told me he risked everything in his forties. He should have done it earlier, 40 is too risky according to him. Do it when you’re young. Look at me, in 6 months my life has changed significantly, and if it didn’t I could have moved back to Canada in no time. Be courageous and take the first step. A journey of a thousand miles starts with one step.
2. You can last longer than you think. No, not in bed silly. (Although I have come to realise Whiskey helps with that.) We live in a whiny society, I have been working non-stop since August and I can do this for another 20 years. I am not kidding; I realised that once you have a mission, nothing else matters, your body and mind are as strong as your willpower.
3. Have a purpose for what you’re doing. And if you don’t have a purpose, create one. My purpose is to have a lasting impact and influence as many people as possible. I know my life will serve as an example to many young men like myself who were aiming for something better but didn’t know where to start. The thousands of hours that I will work throughout my life will serve a purpose on this earth. I hope to educate the future generations of the benefits of thinking long term, being disciplined, knowing yourself, and eventually making an impact. It may sound silly or too idealistic to some, but this is what gets me out of bed jumping with joy every morning. I started 2016 as a man, now I enter 2017 as a man with a purpose.
4. 2017 is just the number of years since Christ has arrived. It means absolutely nothing other than that. Stop thinking of years and think about LIFE. Years, you’ll have many, Life you only have one. What do you want to do it with it? 2017 is just a small part of your life that will be gone in 2018 aka next year. I focus on building a life and not making this or that in 2017. I can use 2017 to enhance and improve my life but at the end of the day, we all need to think macro not micro. Life is macro, 2017 is micro.
Now let me get back to working on my life.