Finding What Matters

I'm an excitable person. It doesn't take much to get me excited about an idea. If I see the possibility, I'll often jump ahead to the end results and the adrenaline will be begin to rush. I love great ideas.

Recently I watched a video where a guy went from being mediocre at ping pong to being an expert in a year. Seeing that video made me want to immediately buy a ping pong table, and start practicing for hours every day. Luckily, I have a wife who knows that's a terrible idea.

I tell you this to help you understand that things like this are almost a daily occurrence for me. I'll see something really cool or someone who is incredible at something and I'll immediately want to pursue it. That's led me to start and stop learning a lot of different skills. A lot.

I'm easily amazed. Maybe I just have a great sense of wonder? Or maybe I've just too easily excited? Either way, I've had to begin learning restraint over the years. And how to be more realistic with myself. As much as I love basketball, I'm not going to end up being a 27-year-old rookie in the NBA next year. It's just not going to happen.

I've learned through my experiences that just because I admire something and think it's awesome, does NOT mean I have to try and conquer it myself.

I'm far better off discovering the things that matter to me AND inspire me. 

Social media didn't inspire me and to be totally honest, the rat race of people posturing themselves as amazing really didn't matter to me either. So I cut it out of my life.

I'm a mission to get rid of the things in my life that don't matter to me and spend more time doing the things that give me life and energy.