“The ambitions we have will become the stories we live. If you want to know what a person’s story is about, just ask them what they want. If we don’t want anything, we are living boring stories.” -Don Miller
I’ve come to recognize that most people who are doing things with their lives that others envy, do them on purpose. They write their own stories. They set a goal, go after it, and have a story to tell after they accomplish it.
My question to you is, what stories do you want to tell at the end of 2010?
Maybe you want to:
- Run a marathon
- Travel somewhere that you’ve never been
- Take up biking
- Read 25 books
- Serve people less fortunate than you on a consistent basis
- Mentor people younger than you
- Get mentored by a great leader
- Go to the Superbowl
I don’t know what your desires and ambitions are. What I do know is that the only way you’ll write a stories worth talking about, is by writing them on purpose.
Take a day with your calendar and a journal and write out what you’d love to do this year (even if it seems outrageous) and make a plan to do it. Be specific – set a date, and go after it.
What stories do you want to write?