I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about what I’m building. And I’ve asked a lot of people what they’re building. Or becoming.
And I’m starting to think it’s not the best question.
Increasingly, I’m less drawn by that metric. Not that I don’t want to create a meaningful legacy, I do. But I’m opening more and more to the notion that my greatest legacy will be the outgrowth of a deepening commitment to action aligned with my essence. My True Nature. What if your metric was…
Do things that light you up with people who light you up for people you love to serve.
What if your commitment was simply to fill as much of today with that? Then, wake up tomorrow and do the same thing. And the next day. And the next.
If you can do that, just maybe the cumulative effect of your daily state will add up to your highest-potential fate. And it won’t just have been about getting there, or building, or becoming, but simply being. Fiercely. With all your heart.
Increasingly, I wonder if…
The path to becoming is littered with the remains of those who missed the grace in being.
Does that mean I live every day by this standard? That I have no aspirations or desires? Not quite. I’m still a work in progress. Achingly aware of my own humanity. But also celebrating it as much as I can along the way. Being with it.
That’s what I’m thinking as I ease into a sunny Monday in Gotham. What about you?
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