I found myself in Shanghai, China today in what was only supposed to be a layover. After flight complications and having just listened to “The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck” and “Extreme Ownership” the past few days, I decided not to get frustrated & own the situation. I decided to go knock something off my bucket list that I’ve wanted to see for about 5 years.
When I got there, I got lost in the sights & sounds like I always do after visiting a place for the first time after only seeing it in pictures for so long. As I sat there, I watched other people react to it, just like I did. It made me start to think about life.
When it comes to making decisions, I base everything on quality of life. I never want to compromise my life for more money, career advancement, or anything that sacrifices the things that keep me the healthiest and happiest in my life.
With how short and fragile life can be, I want to know that I’m not waiting for “eventually” to arrive so I can be happy. I want to be intentional and strategic with every step so I can thrive here and now.
So anything I do invite into my life, I ask what affect it will have before I let it in. And any current aspects of my life that I am unhappy with or simply desire change in, I’m in the process of schemin’ and hustlin’ to make those changes that I want to see come to pass.
The key components to all of this actually happening consistently include: facing fears, facing myself, always refining, staying humble, taking risks, surrounding myself with solid people, always learning, enjoying the process, being disciplined yet balanced, and stepping out in faith and knowing that whatever scary or unknown parts are ahead, it’s all part of the journey.
It’s always good to make sure you keep the main thing the main thing...so whatever that looks like for you, make it a priority and ask yourself what you want your life to look like now, next year, 5 years from now, 10, and so on. Or, you can let life “happen to you”, but I assure you, life is truly lived when you get uncomfortable and take those crucial first steps of living your dream 🙏🏼
我发现自己今天在中国上海只能进行一次停留。在飞行并发症之后，过去几天刚刚听过“不给予F * ck”和“极限所有权”的微妙艺术，我决定不会感到沮丧和拥有这种情况。我决定从我的桶清单中敲出一些我想看到的东西大约5年。