How many times have you heard about someone working their whole life, retiring, and soon after dying?
I can guarantee that won't happen to me.
I'M NEVER RETIRING!!!
"When you find something you love to do you'll never have to work another day in your life"
"The purpose of life, is to have a purpose"
"The definition of hell is a life without problems"
"All business is, is fixing problems"
Those are just a few of the bits of wisdom "I wish I knew when I was 20" Every time I speak at the American Leadership Academy I know one things for certain. Most of the 100 plus kids who attend each week on their spring breaks, many from the top American Universities paying hundreds of thousands of dollars to "earn a degree" have never heard what I'm sharing!
"The greatest satisfaction in life comes from helping someone else reach their fullest potential."
That's a bold statement. Anyone want to debate me on it?!
"In every situation you are either part of the problem...or the solution"
I choose the solution!
I've been coming to the American Leadership Academy sharing these tid bits since 2004.
It's because I believe wholeheartedly "You make a living by what you get and a life by what you give"
Rocket science? Apparently it is!
"I like turtles"
My GPA was 2.01 (and it took me 6 years to graduate at that)
I found my strengths, my niche and I have a purpose.
I'm a blessed man!
I also surround myself with people who are smarter than me. I'm than smart enough to get out of their way so they too can find their purpose doing what they do.
Parents your kids GPA will have little to no bearing with their success in life...and certainly not their happiness.
How hard they are willing to work at anything they do most certainly will!
THEY HAVEN'T EVER HEARD THESE THINGS!!!
Almost never does anyone of these young men correctly answer this question the American Association of Retired People (AARP) asked their members.
"If you could only give one piece of advice to future generations what would it be?"
Would you yourself be able to get the correct answer?
As you could imagine they had thousands of different replies, all of them the solid wisdom that comes from generations of living.
But one piece of advice was suggested by more members of the AARP than any other.
Could you guess it?
"Be happy now!" "Now" being the key word.
Not when you land your dream job.
Certainly not when you win the lottery (good luck waiting for that)
"BE HAPPY NOW!"
Words to live by today, tomorrow and God willing, 50 years from now when I'm still smiling doing what I'm doing.
Hope these men got that today from my speech.
Hope now you did too.
Thanks for caring!