I decided to have a quiet night in and I put on a copy of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. I’ve watched this movie before but something was urging me to watch it again. The first time I saw this movie, it took my breath away and reaffirmed so many of the decisions I was making at the time. Not only that but it helped me see that jumping in the deep end of life is not necessarily a bad thing.
After spending the last 2 hours watching it again, my heart is filled with joy and I am feeling a renewed sense of inspiration as I look forward towards the journey I’ve laid out for myself. Every so often, when we get caught up in the challenges that life throws our way, we forget to step away and look at what we have accomplished and where we’re heading. We overlook what’s right in front of us and get lost in the story that’s playing out in our minds and imagination.
One of the greatest mysteries in life is why we are here and what is our purpose? We spend every waking moment looking for the answers to these two questions. It doesn’t matter whether we’re working in a 9-5 job or aspiring to be world changers – we all ponder over these two questions. Why is it so important to human beings to know the answers to these questions? Is it because we are lost or have no idea what we’re doing or is it because we know deep down inside that we’re meant for bigger and greater things and by seeking out the deeper meanings of our existence, we’re actually fulfilling our potential in this life, one moment at a time?
One of the most fulfilling and the most challenging journey’s I’ve been on was making the decision to go on a quest to uncover and discover who I am and what my destiny in this life might be. I have travelled across the globe, felt the sting of a broken heart, mended it, worked on myself, made new friends and realised that I have something incredible to offer this world. I realised something so valuable while I was on this road, seeking out my inner self. We are all scared to be great. We fear being who we are because the idea of being that person seems impossible and implausible. We fail to recognise that beyond all the crap that we hide behind, is a human being that is unique, special, one of a kind and ready to share something amazing with other people and the only way to truly let that person shine and be seen is to take one step forward.
We can only achieve our greatest desires by taking the risks in life that we’re afraid to take. Life waits for no one. It is there to be lived yet we stand by idly, watching it pass us by. Now is the time to be great. Now is the time to be ourselves. We are destined for this. We are born for this. It’s what our families and the people we love have wanted for us from the moment they caught a glimpse of us. It is a disservice to them and a disservice to us to stand on the sideline of our own lives. It’s time to get in the game, get dirty, play hard and start scoring some goals. That’s living. That’s life.