Rules for the Rest of Your Life

Morgan sent this to me the other day.
We’re constantly sending inspirational podcasts, videos, and quotes to one another – but this one got me thinking.

Enter Matthew McConaughey.

Take 20 minutes to listen to this commencement speech at the University of Houston.
(Written highlights here)
My takeaway here was to get my own life in order.

Matthew McConaughey Univ. of Houston Speech

Establish goals and identify what success is to you and I.
Today I want to be on a homestead raising goats and living off the grid.
I love my family and I want more friends
I enjoy working but I want to work for a purpose.
I don’t want to leave “crumbs”.
I want to leave this world better than when I left it.

Years ago, I heard a motivational speaker named Wes Beavis.
He gave me a nugget which I still hold onto that holds true year after year.
Try it out:

“Do today having improved on yesterday and do the same tomorrow.”

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