I’m always on the lookout for things I can add (or remove) from my life to help create something meaningful and impactful out of my time here. I want to spend each day being the most ALIVE as I can be.
Sometimes I’ll catch a glimpse of what that means:
Laughter. Play. Friendships. Teaching.
Having a mission.
Having a mission is essential for being ALIVE.
We are at our most darkest, weakest moments in life when we have nothing to guide us and nothing to strive for.
We need something that grounds us to the present, yet at the same time, shows us a vision of the future.
Your mission can be whatever you dream up.
If you have an idea for a business and you don’t see any other way but to bring it into the world, then go for it. You can even adopt someone else’s mission for your own for a while.
Missions aren’t mutually exclusive.
My success doesn’t hinder your success and vice versa.
In fact, if you are open to it the opposite can occur.
Your success can inspire me to do more, to be better.
Whatever your mission is, make it something that lights you on fire with energy and joy. The name of the game is longevity. Because when you are pursuing the things you love, no setback can stop you, not really. Sadness, pain, anxiety, these are natural ebbs and flows of life. Pain happens but it doesn’t control you (unless you let it). Just like your mission shows me how to be better with my own mission, bad days show us where we need to improve and become better and change.
STAY BOLD, Keep Pursuing,
— Josh Waggoner
Daily Blog #533