There are only two points that matter: The Moment, and The Vision.
What are you doing right now, and what do you want to create?
Stay focused in the moment and stay relentless toward YOUR vision.
The middle doesn’t matter – so be open and nimble and ready. Don’t get discouraged when all doesn’t go according to plan. Don’t let the downs shake you off course.
Take the hits, but remember where you’re headed. Notice the signals and follow the signs.
Go with your gut… As long as that bigger picture – that broader purpose – remains clear and honest and true, keep doing and keep moving.
You WILL get there.
Something powerful happens when we decide to follow our passions.
It jumpstarts a colorful dance of contrasts and contradictions… our focus narrows but our world expands… our heart races but our soul stands still…
We are both infectious and unbearable… tunnel vision with eyes to the sky…
Alone and alive.
Empty yet full.
A cageless fire meets an endless fuel…
Racing across a never-ending bridge of up and down and back and forth, until we unceremoniously connect faith to fulfillment…
And then, we build a bigger bridge.
Family begins with blood, but builds with love.
And trust. And turmoil. And tears. And shared values. Shared passion and compassion. Shared purpose…
It’s amazing how synchronized our souls become when we work together to create the same dream, while becoming our best selves in the process.
When strangers become colleagues, and colleagues become teammates, and teammates become brothers.
And you lift and push and punch and pull each other along the way. The memories made and the moments created are priceless. And the shared understanding lasts a lifetime. It’s a beautiful thing.
It’s a lifestyle, not a destination…
You have to see different things.
You’ve gotta walk unfamiliar streets.
You have to hear strange sounds and witness uncommon cultures.
You have to fumble through foreign languages and fall into unexpected conversations.
You have to explore.
The more differences you see, the more you realize we’re all same.
Gratefulness is the key to happiness.
In a life full of lessons, that’s one of the biggest I’ve learned.
Things don’t always go as we planned. Actually, most of the time they don’t. Things take longer, cut deeper and are just plain harder than we imagine. More people leave than stay. We lose time and we lose trust. The picture gets fuzzy and the canvas gets frayed. And no matter what we paint on our face or put on our feeds, we lose a whole lot more than we win.
But through it all – the good, the bad and the awful; the silent victories and the screaming failures; the hidden strides and the public setbacks; the best of times and the worst of timing…. through it ALL – if we remain grateful for every part of it, we’re able to live our best life.
If we‘re grateful for each opportunity, more chances seem to come our way. If we’re thankful for our darkest moments, life begins to become a little lighter. When we nod in appreciation, fate smiles back.
Because it’s the whole thing, every soft corner and every sharp edge, that builds us into who we are. And when we’re aware of that, and grateful for that, then – no matter what – we build something beautiful. No matter what, we’re truly happy.