Sixty-one years ago today, on September 30th, 1955, James Dean died in a car crash at the age of 24. Most of us have heard of him and have watched at least one of the three movies he made. Rebel Without A Cause, East of Eden and Giant.
Three movies. But the mark he made with his stay and his exit is seared in our brains.
He moved us.
Most people aren’t actors on a screen, but they are telling their own story. They are making choices with their time that define the life they want to live.
What kind of life do we want to live? Do we want to inspire? Do we want to love the work we do? Do we want to enrich the lives of those around us?
James Dean once said, “Dream as if you’ll live forever. Live as if you’ll die today.”
Anything is possible. Start with a dream and take small bits of action to get closer to it.
Each day we live is like the final scene in a movie. We can’t get it back once it’s gone. So live in a way that moves people. Make a difference. Be a rebel with a cause.