The Two Most Important Days In Life
Published on February 18, 2015
There occasionally are ways of looking at life that provide the answers to the great questions that many of us search for. These ideas or "perspectives" provide insight so clear and concise that they can form the foundation of our philosophy. I recall years ago hearing a statement from Jim Rohn that encapsulated the entire proposition of personal growth. He said, "Learn to work harder on yourself than you do on your job. If you work hard on your job you can make a living. If you work hard on yourself you can make a fortune” What great philosophy.
Today in a group coaching session I recalled a quote I heard some time back that related to what we were talking about. Discovering your vision and making the commitment to live with passion. The words I recalled came from General Russell Honoré. He was the cigar chomping military commander who took charge and brought a semblance of order to the devastation in New Orleans. During an interview while discussing life he said. "There are only two important days in life. The day you are born and the day you get to figure out why". What powerful words.
This sums up my own philosophy on life. Finding out why is the cornerstone of all future growth and possibilities. Discovering your vision is the imperative element of living an authentic life and tapping into the fuel that makes the journey possible. Helping others discover their passion and vision in life is the driving force behind what I do everyday. I was incredibly fortunate many years ago to be in the right place at the right time with the right people and walked through a door that changed my life. Today, I am focused and driven and inspired to help others walk through that same door. Rather than hoping it may happen by chance, I now know that it is possible to discover it by searching on purpose. Everyone reading this has experienced the first great day. Make the commitment to taste the second. They are the two most important days in life. Have an excellent day.