Who is the CEO of Your Life?

ceo of your lifeDo you ever wonder who is really running your life? Do you find that you even ask the question of yourself to be a little disconcerting? Who is the CEO of your life?

This is not a philosophical discussion about life, but rather a simple question that you should probably take the time to answer because if you even have to think about how to answer that particular question, you may have some issues that you want to deal with.

Have you ever thought about what it would truly be like to be free? I mean absolutely, no one telling you what to do ever free. Most people don’t take the time to do it or if they do it is within the fleeting moments of a lunch hour that is already way too short.

Can you imagine how your life would be different if you won one of the power ball games across the country? How would live your life without having to worry about money, or having enough time to do all of those things you currently have no time for? What would you change?

I watched a documentary earlier this evening about a young man Jesse Martin I believe his name is, from Australia. You see, when Jesse was 17 years old, he left his home and sailed around the world, being the youngest person to ever achieve such an arduous task. In his documentary, Jesse said something that I just thought was incredible.

You see Jesse had just come through a terrible storm where he thought there was a very good chance that he might die, so he actually took some time to think about this. Anyway, after reflecting on his near death escapade  he said something along the lines of his death wouldn’t have been a tragedy, that it would be more tragic to live to 80 without having ever done anything. Wow, at 18 years old (he had his birthday during the trip), this young man “got it.”

I’ll ask you again, who is running your life, who is the CEO of your life? Are you living a lifestyle of adventure, a lifestyle that others only imagine or are you on a path which leads to being yet another tragedy at 80?

CEO of your lifeTake life by the horns and give it all you have. I saw a quote the other day that sums all of this up. It was from the late entertainer Mae West and while I probably had my difference of opinion about many things (I love to play the “devil’s advocate” in an argument), I couldn’t have agreed more with this sentiment. Ms. West stated, “You only live once, but once is enough if you do it right.”

Now get out there and “…do it right.”

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