Life is filled with lots of things that don’t matter. As I get older I find myself trying to steer away from those things more and more. I am going to do a scientific study that will probably determine that many humans do lots of things that don’t matter between ages 15 and 42………and when you hit the age of 43 you now have a clue as to what is important and you start to focus on those things almost exclusively………..man I wasted a lot of time as a young guy……..
Ok, enough of that or I’ll just get pissed…….let’s talk about some things that DO MATTER……….cause in my 46 years of experience, there are two words that surround everything I care about (or at least 98 percent of it)……..HUNGER and LOVE……both words are impactful. Both are critical to happiness. Both have a lot to do with how people do things and live.
And for the purpose of this week’s note from our great team here at Chatter………we are going to focus on HUNGER (we can save Love for another blog as I learn more about it).
I think people that are hungry are more fulfilled. I think they get into trouble less. I think they have more purpose. I think hunger is the basis of all that is good around all that we do. People that lack hunger struggle to find purpose and fulfillment.
I think being hungry keeps you young. I think it’s the key to becoming great. I have my own definition of Hunger that I use when I talk to companies and young people. It might help you. It might not. What the hell, I’ll tell it to you anyway.
Helpful – the more you give the more you are going to get. Be helpful.
Unrelenting – stay after things even when they get hard. That’s where all the good stuff is.
Next to impossible – stay focused on those things because those are things you will remember you did.
Get to – You never “got to” in this life. You “get to”. Everything in your life you “get to” do.
Energy – Be a battery charger for everyone you run into. The world is filled with battery drainers. Be a charger.
Ridiculous – Be totally ridiculous in your over the top pursuit of your goals. All the great ones are.
To accomplish things in life that are out of the norm defines extraordinary. Let’s teach young people the value of HUNGER and instill it in them as a great attribute. I’m not sure that there are many things in life that I have cared about or will ever care about that didn’t start with a hunger as the beginning of it and something that matters.
Don’t fill your life with things that don’t matter. Relish and focus on your inner hunger and let it drive you.
Have a great week!