Live your dream and share your passion

I saw this video a year or so ago and have watched it whenever I need that little “boost” to wake up and realize that I am me and this is my life. It is a message from the Holstee Manifesto and it inspired me to break down each phrase into what I believe this beautiful video means. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDmt_t6umoY

THIS IS YOUR LIFE.

At the end of the day, you are the one who decides what you make of it.

Do what you want and do it often.

So you like to paint? Paint then. Paint canvas, walls or even your 8" x 11" computer paper. It doesn’t matter how you do it. Just do it.

If you don’t like something, change it.

Does something drive you crazy about your daily routine? Do you wish you had more time to eat a hearty breakfast, instead of running out the door hungry? Wake up 30 minutes earlier.

If you don’t like your job, quit.

Why, oh, why would you spend 8 hours of your day at a job you despise? Go after what you’ve always wanted to do. Worried about the money? I’d take loving what I do over money any day.

If you don’t have enough time, stop watching TV.

I can’t ask anyone to give up their favorite show, because I have my guilty pleasures as well. But if you find yourself mindlessly sitting through rerun after rerun of something that only somewhat interests you, turn it off and go outside.

If you are looking for the love of your life, stop. They will be waiting for you when you start doing the things you love.

Nothing is more beautiful than seeing the genuine passion on a person’s face when they are in their element. You can’t search for love, for when you break from your roots is the very moment you have lost what keeps you alive.

Stop overanalyzing.

You are your worst critic. I promise you, more people are worried about what they are doing than what you are doing. Take a breath. It’s all going to be alright.

LIFE IS SIMPLE.

It simply is.

Open your mind, arms and heart to new things and people; we are united in our differences.

I have never regretted an opportunity to see the world through the eyes of someone who views everything a little differently. Whether you agree or disagree, you learn more about yourself through the lives of others than in your own solitude.

Some opportunities only come once, seize them.

Honestly sometimes it’s as simple as asking yourself, “What’s the worst that could go wrong?”

Travel often; getting lost will help you find yourself.

There’s just something so exhilarating about being completely anonymous in a brand new place. 

All emotions are beautiful.

Happy, sad, angry, confused, worried… We are all human and feel all of these and more. Express them.

When you eat, appreciate every last bite.

Countless times do we eat without even tasting what it is we are putting in our bodies. Savor the flavor and know that there are many who do not get what we take for granted.

Ask the next person you see what their passion is, and share your inspiring dream with them.

Have you ever seen the light in people's eyes as they tell you about their interests? It’s what they love; it’s what helps them begin each day with purpose. Don’t take that away from them by belittling their dreams and ambitions. Instead, share yours.

Life is about the people you meet, and the things you create with them.

Imagine if nobody worked together; if we did things only for ourselves. How would be progress? Working together and learning from each other is essential for moving forward in this life.

So go out and start creating.

Do it now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. Now.

LIFE IS SHORT.

Live your dream and share your passion.