I watched an excellent documentary on Muhammed Ali, and it just struck me. Why are all these fighters that have been beaten within an inch of the lives so happy? Makes you wonder what they found out that the rest of us still need to learn when we have our own near death experience. Cannot help but look at Ali today, and even with his medical problems his eyes are alive. Like someone that has found his happiness even if just for a short while. Even the shacking of his hands, legs and face cannot take that look away. It's like he is saying to the world, look, I'm uncomfortable now, but the ride was worth it. He may just be the happiest person alive?
So my thinking goes that, if these boxers that have made a career of being beaten to within an inch of there lives can find happiness, anyone can. Yes, I'm still going on about this pursuit of happiness thing.
With this in mind I have been reading a lot of the books by an author named Jon Acuff. According to Jon, "you don't need to go back in time to be awesome; you just have to start right now. Regretting that you didn't start earlier is a great distraction from moving on your dream today, and the reality is that today is earlier than tomorrow." Difficult to still procrastinate about getting started with this thinking in mind. So in an effort not to disappoint the author, I'll be making a constructive effort on the whole starting thing. They say we need to do the things we love, and do them often to find happiness.
You don't need to go back in time to be awesome; you just have to start right now. - Jon Acuff