By Justin Herald
Live Life - Living to your fullest potential.
Writing this article is a hard thing for me to do this time. I have so many emotions running around inside me today that I find it difficult to concentrate on anything. I am torn between sadness, disappointment, frustration, anger and even shock.
You see a few days ago a friend of mine passed away due to unfortunate circumstances. Paul (not his real name) had so much going for himself. He had a great business, was making a huge impact on those who came into contact with him, but he threw it all away.
After hearing the news my mind instantly thought of the things he was yet to achieve. The lost opportunities he missed out on.
Each and every one of us has the potential to achieve greater things than we can ever imaging for ourselves. Sure we set our goals and dream big, but there is so much more out there for us if we just push through those personal and business barriers around us.
The reason for the title of this article is to show you that we all need to live life every day as if it was our last.
What if, by some miracle, you could find out when your time was up?
Wouldn’t that change your approach to every day life?
Wouldn’t you live every day trying to achieve greater things?
You see too many people are waiting for a better thing to come along or a better opportunity to present itself, when in reality that opportunity could be right in front of you all the time.
We all need to be happy where we are right now, today. Unless you are happy now, you will never be happier once you get “all that you desire”.
I know that this may go against what you may have heard or read in the past, but stop once in a while to take stock of all that you have achieved up to this point in your life.
There will no doubt be many things out there that will take your attention away from your goals, but stick at it. Don’t allow other influences to distract you.
We all only live one life. It is up to you to make it the best life you can live.
I am sick and tired of seeing people wasting their potential. This country and this world is full of untapped potential. It is about time we focused on living a life that is overflowing with achieved success.
If you are reading this article and you are one of those lucky ones who have reached what others would consider “success”, then it is up to you to nurture and build up those around you to reach their successes.
It is about time we all work together. The time to be selfish with our information, our knowledge and even our time is over. Together we can all live life. There is nothing better that helping other reach success. If you are greedy then I believe your success will be short lived.
I believe Paul was greedy. Whilst he reached a level of success, he kept it to himself. He focused only on what he could get out of it. How sad. He had the potential to show others (just by living a life full of purpose) that anything could be achieved no matter what side of the tracks you come from.
What is it that you have let go?
What part of your life aren’t you living to its fullest potential?
We all need to take stock of our lives every day. I know that this is a bit deep for even me, but I am saddened by the loss of my friend that was in vain.
Make sure you don’t just aim at wealth and forget about those around you. Make sure you remember that by default if you are successful there will be people watching and learning from you.
That being the case, live life to the fullest and be amazed at the results, not only your own results but others around you.
WISHING YOU HEALTH & HAPPINESS. MAJOR (R) KHALID NASR