This Saturday I attended a seminar with the Life Business. Once again is was great. We certainly get the best teaching in the world. But it is the conversations and fellowship that happens between sessions that often offers interesting perspectives and perceptions on what we do. I love hearing the stories of different people’s journeys as they work towards living the life they’ve always wanted.
One of the by products of being part of an educational community, one that constantly strives towards living intentionally for excellence, is the impact it has on your thoughts. You simply start to think differently. And you also start to reflect on life differently.
Sunday was Mother’s Day, and it was an enjoyable day. We didn’t do anything extraordinary. We simply spent the majority of the day together as a family. And I thoroughly enjoyed it! I am so thankful for my wife, daughter, and son. It is often said that even if we didn’t get compensated for doing what we do in Life that we would do it anyway simply because of how it impacts our families, etc. I second that.
Something I see more and more in society is that we are about 95% talk and 5% action. Okay, there is nothing scientific about that percentage, but even as I peruse Facebook and see many great quotes and status reports that offer good tidbits and snippets of advice, how many actually live them? As a society, we do not lack information or opportunity, but we definitely lack action. And again, that is another reason why I am so thankful for being a part of LIFE. We gain amazing, life-changing information and actually have an opportunity to put our new found knowledge into practice. As the saying goes, knowledge is not power. Applied knowledge is power.
How about hope? How many people have hope? Our journey since beginning LIFE has not been all “hunky dory.” We have had our struggles and issues. We have had obstacles and problems confront us that had we not had hope we may very well have quit. But what would we quit to? I love having a dream, a goal, a purpose we are pursuing. And better than that, we have a map that shows us how to get there. It’s not a stab in the dark. It’s not a “wing and prayer.” We are following in the footsteps of those who have already done what we are doing.
So, yes, things can be tough. It only makes sense. We dug the hole we are working to get out of; which took years to dig. So it only makes sense that it take some time to get out of it and then move towards success. And a quick note about success. We do not see success only as financial. That’s only 1/8 of what we do. We also seek success in our relationships as spouses, parents, friends, leaders, and followers. We seek success for our communities and our country. We seek success in our faith as we pursue purpose and not pleasure. This is what we do.
We grow and learn through the daily struggles of living in a fallen world as move towards the destiny awaiting each of us. And it’s so fulfilling. So to those of you reading this, if nothing else, take a hard look inside yourself and ask if you are truly pursuing purpose? Are you living intentionally for excellence? Are you all talk and not action? Do you have hope? Are you part of a community of people completely dedicated to each other as we grow personally? If not, you may want to consider joining us in LIFE.