At the ripe old age of 32, I often think about my life, life’s work, and purpose on this earth. I often tell folks who complain / who wait / who fear / and who never get off the starting blocks that life is too short, and life is too long to do something that you don’t love / to worry / to fear / to never start something, anything. So I have committed my life to helping others live their life – no matter how short or long it may be. At the same time I try to remind myself to not be afraid, go learn, play, work hard, create, build….because if I leave tomorrow I want to be proud of what’s left. And if I live to be 110 I want to fill each day with purpose and vitality.
My ability to do this is rooted in my intimate knowledge of myself. I know what I am good at, I believe in my talents, and I maximize my opportunities because of that. I know of a few other folks that I believe did this too. Jonathan Larson died just before his 37th birthday. The Pulitzer Prize winner of the musical Rent lived his life while he was here. His friends and loved ones talked about his passion for his work, and that it excited everyone around him and resulted in art that no one else could have produced. He died young, but he will live forever. At 56 years old, inventor and entrepreneur Steve Jobs died. He built a company and a product that would be so pervasive that it created its own vocabulary. Its products would be synonymous with entire product categories. Next time you fly on any major airline listen to if they say “turn off all mobile devices; that includes mp3 players, tablets, etc,” or if they say “turn off all mobile devices, that includes iPods, iPads, etc.” See what I mean? Because he spent his time alive building and creating; he died young, but will live forever.
So it seems to me that the only course of action for any of us, is to live – and live with purpose and direction. Learning about who you are, and why you are is a never-ending journey, and one that you either need to start or continue, on a regular basis. With the recent creation of our tech startup Project Recreate, we want to help people start that journey. We want you to learn to master yourself, so that every day you live is a day you create, and thrive, and succeed. So check us out, and be sure to follow along as we help people re-create themselves.
Check out our vision for the new startup at http://projectrecreate.com