20 Words That Changed My Life

life Nov 11, 2018

One quiet evening many many years ago, I was sitting alone in my room, reading.

Suddenly, a profound realization hit me with the force of a Mack truck. I no longer remember the title of the book, but what I read is etched in my memory forever:

"Your life is like a coin. You can spend it any way you wish, but you only spend it once."
—Lillian Dickson

Twenty words that changed my life forever. I decided at that very moment to find out what life was for in the first place. It just made perfect sense to me.

Socrates once said, "The unexamined life is not worth living."

To continue to live my life without a clear understanding of its purpose is like taking a ship to the ocean without a clear destination. I didn’t want to become another ship lost at sea. I didn't want to end up an unhappy old man filled with so many regrets. Before I leave port, I want to know my exact destination. Otherwise, I would be wasting precious time and fuel.

How about you? Have you ever wondered about your life?

Have you asked yourself, why am I here? What is the purpose and meaning of my life?

Many people today couldn't care less. They just live by Nike's motto Just Do It — without even knowing why they are doing "it" — whatever that "it" is. What a waste of that one precious life!

So, around 25 years ago, I began to seriously seek the answers to two burning questions in my mind: "What is the purpose and meaning of life?" and "How should we live?" I was determined to find the answers to these questions, even if it took me the rest of my life.

I wasn't satisfied with simply finding a purpose for living, but the real, true, and ultimate purpose of human life on this earth. I wasn't too interested in how people found meaning and purpose in their individual circumstances, but I wanted to find the ultimate purpose for humanity. What was the whole point in living? Why are we here anyway? That was my first question. My second question logically flowed from the first: "How then should we live?"

While I realized there were many roads I could travel, I only had one life to live. I didn’t want to embark on just any road. I wanted to find the way—the way to the BEST life possible. What, or where, was that way? I spent many days and many nights in diligent study and research. I read countless books and articles. I devoured other resources that could shed light on my questions. I spent a lot of time in libraries (and yes, even in bookstores!)—reading, thinking and reflecting. When a flash of insight would come, I would write it down on my journal.

Over a long period of time, a beautiful picture began to emerge. And that's what I'm excited to share with you in this brand new website I am launching today called, The Best Life Club.

Welcome and enjoy the upcoming articles!

 

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