Have you ever sat back and just pondered… what’s the meaning of all this?
Well, that’s exactly what I did yesterday – so I thought I’d share it in this week’s video.
THIS is the Meaning of Life:
Do you agree? Is THIS the meaning of life?
Over the past 10 years, throughout my ups and my downs, I’ve constantly pondered, what is the purpose of all this?
Not to get cheesy, what is the meaning of life?
Here’s the cliff’s notes version of what I’ve discovered:
1) Life is Short
We have a short period of time on this incredible planet, and we’re constantly scrambling every single day to make sense of it all.
We’re told you’ve got to work hard, stay focused, and try to live a life of purpose and meaning, but we keep chipping away every single day, hoping maybe, just maybe, we’ll understand the meaning of it all.
None of that stuff matters.
I believe that the true meaning of life is all about the relationships that you form along the way.
I know for a fact that right before you die, no one is thinking about that new car that they bought when they were 45, or that Rolex watch that they bought when they got their first promotion.
The only thing that you think about are those small number of people in your life that really meant something to you.
The quality of the relationships that you form throughout your life are what matters most, whether or not you’ve been net positive or net negative in other people’s lives.
2) What Should You Do with the Short Time You Have?
Please don’t spend your life chasing money, sex, fame, validation. This is only short-term gratification. Spend your life nurturing those relationships that really matter, and remove those relationships from your lives that just, quite frankly, don’t.
Now, I know none of this is as exciting as the money or the fame or the validation or sex, any of that stuff, but it’s far more fulfilling and will lead you towards a much happier and longer life.
Surround yourself with people who make you a better person.
3) Don’t Get Relationship Tunnel Vision
Romantic relationships are certainly important, but that’s not all. I’m talking about your working relationships, your friendships, your brother, your sister, your siblings, your parents.
All these things are a representation of you and your life. You are simply an output of those relationships.
For starters, be smart about who you allow in your life. You really do have a limited amount of time and resources to really invest in relationships, so don’t waste it on people that don’t matter to you or who aren’t also helping you do things in your life that you want to do.
Save that energy for the people who really are there for you.
4) Take the High Road When It Matters
Be willing to say sorry. Sometimes, even if you are right, you need to be a bigger person.
In life, it’s just naturally going to happen.
You’re going to hurt those people that are close to you, and many times without doing it on purpose. I’ve learned that you need to be willing to drop the ego sometimes. Just apologize so you can mend the relationship and move forward with that person.
5) Be Kind!
Constantly show small acts of kindness. It’s honestly better to give someone just a small gift that shows them that you’ve been thinking about them on just some random day than it is to wait until Christmas to buy them some piece of crap that they don’t really need.
It wasn’t until I really hit my 30s where I realized two very important things.
Number one: Our lives are actually really insignificant.
Number two: I will get old and die.
This video isn’t here to scare you. It’s actually to motivate you and refocus you so you look in the right direction.
Today’s the day for you to put as much energy into your relationships as you do in your health and your wealth, if not much more.
Make your relationships a priority, both your romantic relationships and, of course, your platonic relationships.
Don’t allow the minutia of life to sidetrack you from what really matters most, the people in your life that are important to you.
That’s all that really matters in life.
Once you understand this true meaning, then you’re suddenly free to live it that way that truly matters.
I challenge you right now to pick up the phone … not text.
Pick up the phone, call someone who really matters to you, and tell them how you really feel.