I was reading a post at chrisbrogan.com about the importance of stories in our life. Chris recently finished a book from Donald Miller (Blue Like Jazz) called a Million Miles in a Thousand Years that really moved him. See his video review here.
Eternity is forever but our lives here on earth are like the blink of an eye. There is a story being told within your life. There are characters, storylines, plot twists, heroes, and villians. Though you often cannot change all the variables, you can make changes that change your future such as:
– start exercising to change your health and longevity
– start a business to change your finances
– start a non-profit to change your community or the world
– start a small group to change your relationship with God and others
You see where I’m going with this. Though you often cannot change every detail of your story you are in control of your destiny…
Donald Miller used to be fat and out of shape. He not only desired to change, he took action. He became interested in the Tour De France. He didn’t become a spectator. He got into riding himself. He dove in deep. He got dirty. He lived out his story. He lost weight, got in shape, and forever altered his story.
Last year I packed up my entire life and also changed my story. I moved out of my comfort zone. By moving from New Hampsire to South Carolina, I left behind everything I ever knew: my friends and family, my six figure income, much of my client base, my church, my community, on and on…
I did all this to help start my dream company Faith-Based Investor.
With one decision to take action I altered my story. Through the highs
and lows of change, I have grown spiritually, learned a ton about
business, made new friends, and taken major steps toward creating my
ideal life. This wasn’t the “my ideal life some day” or waiting until what
the world calls “retirement”. I envisioned what I wanted my story to
read and I began telling it today.
How about you? What are you waiting for? What can you do to improve
your story? What steps can you take now? I’d love to hear…