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Happiness Best When Shared…Really?

No Comments 19 February 2013

I think this famous quote, from the movie Into the Wild, is missing the point.

The point of living.

Which, to me, is to find and create meaning. I believe that a life of meaning is a life fulfilled. Life isn’t always about being happy. It’s about doing something you’re passionate about but that doesn’t always mean that you will be happy. If you truly pursue your passion, you can sometimes feel isolated, judged, not supported, alone and like a failure. But if you stick it out, you will be fulfilled. Since watching that movie and from reading blogs and books about life and passion and talent, I’m believing more and more that by following what you love and by realizing your potential, whether you have someone around to share that with or not, it will still be something that you’ve accomplished that noone will ever be able to take away from you.

Too many times in this life we get distracted by stuff that doesn’t really matter – drinking, drugs, tv, watching pro sports and other activities where we are a passive observer. Too many people allow their life to become passive and they’re just an observer in their own lives. Sure, doing that for a day or a week doesn’t impact your life too heavily, but some people have been doing that for months or in many cases, years. What happens then? What do you have to look forward to? What do you have to be proud of? Anyone can achieve something they can be proud of. Whether it’s reading one book a week, going for a 5k walk/run everyday or doing 100 pushups a day, as long as you are consistent, you will create something real that noone can ever take away from  you.

This post is a bit rambly but it’s simple people. Do what you are passionate about. What makes you happy can be the easy way out. The road less traveled is to create something that can be your own. By pursuing your passion.

About Rob

Rob "Frisbee Rob" McLeod is a motivational speaker and frisbee ambassador living in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He competes in ultimate, disc golf, dog disc and overall flying disc competitions. Rob currently holds 6 Guinness World Records, 10 World Championships and the Canadian Distance Record.


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