Posts tagged Purpose
Do you know what your identity is, apart from your job?

Identity seems to be a constant mystery to most, which, given the vast amount of opportunities, jobs, skills and rolls that we play in society, it's no surprise. Our identities are in a constant state of overhaul. I don't think many people, if asked to give a brief summary of who they are and what their life is about, would be able to give a concise, knowledgeable answer. Perhaps, we could give our name, the location of our dwelling, our job title... but who are we apart from those societal markers? Who are we as individuals?

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The $1,000,000,000 Question everyone should ask

With technologies such as 3D printing, Google's self-driving cars, Oculus Rift's Virtual Reality... heck, even Amazon's 2-Day shipping, we're presented with unparralleled opportunity to disrupt the world. Instead of purchasing a phone case online and waiting at least 24 hours to have it shipped to you, imagine being able to download a file and 3D print it immediately at your desk. We are in the early stages and already the possibilities are limited only by our imagination! Where in the past, the wealth flowed into the hands of Kings and Dictators, just 100 years ago people like John D. Rockefeller were able to become some of the richest people in the world through entrepreneurship. Fast forward to today and basement startups are becoming multi-billion dollar brands that are innovating so quickly that technology is obsolete within 18 months.

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What if you don't want to be a doctor any more?

Stop living in the past, hung up on the time you spent crafting your life into something you didn't want to be. Revel in the possibilities that lie ahead, now that you know what you want to become.

The biggest adventure you can take is to risk the expected to reach for your dreams.

Doctor... listen to your heart.

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The 2 Keys to Leaving Your Legacy

Have you ever wondered what contribution that person who plays video games all day is making to the world? Or how about this: have you ever wondered what contribution that person who works a tedious 9-5 job, plays golf with his buddies on the weekends, takes his 5 vacation days to go to Disney World once a year, and spends his paycheck paying off a car note and mortgage is making to the world? Yikes. That's like... 80% of America or something.

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What Legacy Will You Leave?

Edmund Morris, in his book "The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt", quotes Roosevelt as saying,

“From time to time little men will come along to find fault with what you have done…they will go down the stream like bubbles, they will vanish; but the work you have done will remain for the ages."
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Please, Sir... don't waste my life.

The desert sun warms your face as you lay on your back, struggling to draw a breath. Your hand moves down to your side and you can feel the hot, sticky pool of red brightly staining your sand-colored BDUs. As you begin to feel your consciousness flutter, you flash back to the moment it all started.

You wonder, "what did I choose to give my life for?"
"Ahhhh," you whisper... "now I remember."

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