I don’t typically pay too much attention to my birthdays.
Particularly the number. This one happens to be 46.
The baldness makes me feel old but the acne makes me feel young...And physically I’m doin’ better than most...So I’ve got that goin’ for me.
My dad was 47 when he passed away so I do tend to measure some things based on that timeframe and perspective.
In the last letter he wrote me he said “There are many men with more money than me but none can feel any richer than I do when I look at you and your brothers”.
It meant the world to me then. It means the world to me now. I know what he meant. I get it. I feel it with my own sons. I hope every man with kids feels like this.
I’ve always believed that you don’t stop playing because you get old, you get old because you stop playing. Life can be fleeting.
You only get one shot, so live it.
Some of the best decisions I made this year were the things I decided to stop doing.
I started saying “I love you” more to those who deserve it.
I also started saying “fuck you” to those who deserve it.
On a few occasions they were the same people...
I stopped taking things so seriously. Well, not everything but more things than in the past and I’m still working on this. Most of the shit I was giving energy to really doesn’t matter.
I began to let go. Realize that things will only bother me if I let them.
I read that life is a simple game of “Are you happy for you?” and I believe that to be true and a very, very important lesson.
Don’t go, do or say anything you don’t want to. It’s that simple.
Meditation, exercising and breathing cures most things.
The right people are everything.
The wrong people can cost you everything.
Today is a good day to have a good day. Keep repeating that and you’ll have a lot of good days.
Life is too fucking short to be at war with your self or anyone else. Find inner peace and live your life to the fullest.
Be the type of energy that no matter where you go, you always add value to the spaces and lives around you.
We’re all just one decision away from a different life.
Stop comparing. It does no good. Start living your own journey. Ignore what everyone else is doing and achieving.
Life is about breaking your own limits and outgrowing yourself to live your best life.
I am not in competition with anyone. Outdo the past, not other people.
Cancelling plans to read is ok.
Skipping a party for the gym is ok.
Preferring day time to nightlife seems to workout better.
Coffee over alcohol any day...
Have 3 hobbies. One to make you money, one to keep you healthy and one to be creative.
We cannot become what we want by remaining who we are.
Here’s to another 46 years of evolving, experiencing, challenging, loving, grinding and enjoying the ride.