I heard Brendon Burchard speak a few days ago and he lit a fire in me. He showed us pictures of the tiny apartment he shared with his girlfriend who supported him as he chased his dreams of publishing a book and becoming a motivational coach. He was typing away on a TV dinner table, surrounded by bills, but he never gave up. Since then he has become a New York Times best-selling author, worked with Oprah and been named by Success Magazine as one of the Top 25 Most Influential Leaders in Personal Growth and Achievement alongside Oprah, Wayne Dyer, Deepak Chopra, Arianna Huffington, Joel Osteen and Sheryl Sandberg.
He said the first time he held an event, 22 people attended including his mother and the person at the hotel delivering the water pitchers. And now, he speaks in front of thousands.
He said the three questions that everyone asks at the end of their life are, “Did I live? Did I love? Did I matter?”
So why not start asking them now? And start living a life that gives us answers we’d be proud of.
He talked about how a power plant doesn’t house energy, it generates it. And people are the same. We generate happiness, joy and change. We can’t get it somewhere else. It has to come from within.
How can you generate the life you want? What do you dream of?
Brendon says, “No matter how small you start, start something that matters.”
So why not start today? As Anne Frank said, “How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”