What on Earth are we doing?
How often have you caught yourself reading about someone else's success and thinking "wow, they make it look so easy" or "yup, they seem like they have it made." Perhaps you feel a sense of envy, jealousy, or even resentment.
In early 2017, my life was pretty simple, straightforward, and—as strange as it is for me to think about in hindsight—completely bland. I was 20 years old and a full-time law student. I worked my part-time retail job on the weekends, and I spent time with my girlfriend on my days off. I saw friends from time-to-time, but for the most part, I kept to myself and was focused on my grades and my career prospects.
Impactfulness. One of those buzz-words, I guess, that people tend to throw around relatively loosely. But to me impactfulness means many different things. It means making a difference in your life and in the life of others. That is the message I hope to convey to you as you read this piece.
I recently read Shoe Dog by Phil Knight, and The Art of War written by Chinese Military General and Philosopher Sun Tzu. It got me thinking deeply about the way that success and victory, which are of course all subjective to the individual, can be achieved in day-to-day life. Here is what I came up with.