“What’s your true purpose – your ultimate goal in life?” asked an extremely intelligent and loving person I greatly admire when I was a young lad.
My answer at the time was only half filled with enthusiasm, the remaining half was me trying to be as cool and edgy as possible. I wanted to make an impression and sound worldly and intelligent. I felt like I had to pull something majestic out of my hat to impress, well, everyone.
So I said something that to this day sounds cliche, “To leave the world a better place than when I came into it.”
Coming out of my mouth it actually didn’t sound as terrible as I’d thought it would and it stuck with me ever since. Unfortunately, at the time I was unable to execute the way I wanted:
- Because I was trying to get a job
- Because I was trying to pay off debts
- Because I need to get more experience
- Because I was in a bad place
- Because this
- Because that
- Because the other thing…
As you can see, I was emotionally immature and continually made excuses. The only one that really made sense was me needing more experience. I needed more information too it turns out. Information that I hadn’t received when I was younger and only now have begun to find. There are no fingers to point as I can’t expect everyone in my life to have fed me life’s important points on platters, so the blame is my own for being too naive and too stubborn to accept help or realize I needed much more of what life had to offer than what I had back then.
Reassessing myself and my life now makes it clear to me that it is time I make good on my answer. It is also clear it was a good answer and worthy of my time and effort since its inception.
That’s what I aim to do and that is the drive behind this blog, so here I am:
My name is James and I plan to leave the world a better place than when I came into it. I will do this by helping others learn the importance -maybe even so far as the obligation- of aspiring to this; and in doing so fulfill this goal myself.
My name is James and I am trying to succeed in life in the best ways I know how! One of those ways is constant improvement, so this site is for me to post my thoughts and hopefully a bit of help for others while I strive to achieve my life’s goals!
People want inspiration, myself included. My passion for new technology and helping people realize their full potential is my inspiration; what drives me to seek growth. I want to inspire others to improve their lives personally, professionally, and socially – which will cascade, empowering and inspiring others in turn.