Our lives: we all have a beginning, middle and end. We do not control when we are born nor when we will die. However, we can control the middle regardless of our circumstances.
I was born in Chester, Pennsylvania a suburb of Philadelphia. The earliest I can remember back to the beginning as a toddler was playing with those Tonka trucks. Even at the age of four years old as you can see, the dream was still alive as I sat on a tractor.
In Jr. High School I had aspirations to be a basketball star. That ended all to soon a year later as I was not good enough to play at the high school level.
Maybe an Olympic Track Star?
As my last year of high school and childhood was upon me and coming to end, I could not of asked for a better one. I was very fortunate to have a great childhood.
Like like most of us, we all have defining moments and or events that change our lives forever. Many times we have no control of the outcome. For me, my desire was to go to college. Two major challenges I had to overcome though. First, I did not have the funds. Secondly, I only applied to one University. As the end of the my senior year was approaching, I remember checking the mail box daily for an acceptance letter. Let me just say, it was looking like I was going to the Navy to have a career sailing the seven seas.
Until one day when I got home from school and checked the mail. The letter came. As I opened it in anticipation, I remembered thinking this is it. It’s going to be the Navy or four more years of school. The acceptance letter is was, not the Navy as I would showing you a picture of me on the ship.
Here is a picture of me when I worked at a tire factory each summer to help fund my tuition expenses.
Keeping me motivated was never an issue for me, but it’s certainly nice to look back what I came from. But it’s only quick look back. It’s all about today and the future.
Looking back at life certainly does bring perspective doesn’t ? From my childhood memories as a young teenager, I remember pondering what separated my friends from an economic standpoint. I had friends that came from poor backgrounds, middle class and wealthy backgrounds.
While there are explanations for this, one thing I do believe is that we all want the same thing. “We want the Good Life”
What is the “Good Life ?”
Think of it as four pillars if you will.
Very few posses all of these four pillars. Maybe that is why it is called the dream.
What is your dream ?
If you do not have a vehicle to help get you to your dream, you may want to consider this……
Several years ago I was exposed to an amazing travel company that has incredible visionary leaders. A company that is built on experiencing more and finding creative ways on any budget to do so.
Again, think of the four pillars of the good life I mentioned. Pillars of Health, Wealth, Love and Happiness.
So where does travel fit in ? The famous landmark Framingham Heart Study clearly supports the Pillar of Health. Now I am not saying that travel will make you happy, nor promise you will find love.
I will say this though, most who travel love it, and are happy doing it. However, it does take some money to be able to travel. This is where the visionary leadership of this amazing travel company comes into play.
Explaining it is not easy. Some things you have to see. Keep in mind that I share this from the perspective as a traveling salesman. However, the concepts are the same for all.
Whatever your dream may be, follow your dream. Because one thing is for sure – Life is full of experiences and they happen whether or not you plan them. When not intentionally designed, there’s a much higher likelihood of the experiences being poor.
Signing off for now.
P.S. There will be no devastation if I don’t get what I wanted when I die, only if I die not pursuing what I wanted.- Gary Vaynerchuk.
P.S.S. Learn and see how you too can Follow Your Dream. Be Intentional about it.