Find Joy and Meaning Along the Long and Winding Road of Life

by Oct 23, 20180 comments

A moment if you will…away from everything else.

Sometimes I wonder how I got here. If I had to be honest, I would say that none of it was intentional. And if I had to be fully transparent, there were many throughout my life who believed I wouldn’t amount to much. There was a time when I believed them. I let it define me. The truth is that I still think about it from time to time.

Am I supposed to be here?

How do I earn the right to stay here?

I’m not sure when or where or how, but something clicked along the way. I should say that it’s still clicking.

I realize that none of this is easy nor is it meant to be. I still struggle like anyone else. I still fight to stay relevant in an ever-increasing sea of really smart people. I still wonder if I’m on the right path.

Therein lies the magic and maybe even an important secret kept in plain sight.

This.is.it.

This is where you’re supposed to find joy. This is where you’re supposed to discover meaning.

You’re supposed to be here.

Now what…?

I’m learning to be more intentional, mindful and thankful.

Each time before I publish my work or before I walk on stage, I no longer ask myself, am I supposed to be here. I am here.

I take a moment to breathe, to appreciate the moment, and to remind myself, “this is what I worked for my whole life…this moment, right now.”

No matter the ups and downs, the successes, stumbles and failures, life can be a yo-yo on an escalator if you find your purpose, focus and never give up. Just make sure to not lose touch with yourself, what and who makes you happy and how you can make the world a little brighter for everyone else.

Be the moment. Be the light.

Photo: Digital Futurism Keynote, Lisbon, September 2018

_____

Brian Solis

Brian Solis is principal analyst and futurist at Altimeter, the digital analyst group at Prophet, Brian is world renowned keynote speaker and 7x best-selling author. His latest book, X: Where Business Meets Design, explores the future of brand and customer engagement through experience design.

Please, invite him to speak at your event or bring him in to inspire colleagues and fellow executives/boards.

Connect with Brian!

Twitter: @briansolis
Facebook: TheBrianSolis
LinkedIn: BrianSolis
Instagram: BrianSolis
Youtube: BrianSolisTV
Newsletter: Please Subscribe

Read More 

B2B Reporting: What Your CEO Really Needs to See

B2B Reporting: What Your CEO Really Needs to See

You want to show your leader the metrics that prove your B2B marketing efforts are going well. But let’s face it, your CEO is a busy person and may not have the time to sift through 30 pages of detailed tables numbers for every social share. When developing a B2B...

Why Marketing, Sales, Admins and Executives Love Pardot in Lightning

Why Marketing, Sales, Admins and Executives Love Pardot in Lightning

Here at nCino, we are very excited about the Pardot Lightning app! This single platform experience has been a game changer and has helped us streamline our internal processes, further aligning sales, marketing and IT. Follow me as I highlight some of the benefits of...

Pardot Winter ’19 Release: See What’s New

Pardot Winter ’19 Release: See What’s New

It seems like just yesterday when our young Pardot was released into the wild world of B2B… But look at it now! It’s all grown up and ready to take your B2B marketing efforts to the next level. With each passing year, Pardot continues to find new ways to help B2B...

Leave a comment.

0 Comments

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This

Share This

Share this post with your friends!

Share This

Share this post with your friends!