I had a conversation with a person I really respect and is very close to me and this guy has been a huge success and is a person I look up to an awful lot. He has had huge success in all that he has done, he has a wonderful family, he started a business a few years ago and now he has got hundreds of thousands of dollars in his bank account. He has got everything he ever wanted, he has got a great social life but as I continued speaking with him I realised he wasn’t happy. He simply wasn’t happy. In fact he was very sad.
He is a couple of years older than me and he said to me ‘do you know what Kul, I want to slow down now. I just want to give everything up and I want to slow down and I just don’t want to do anything anymore. I don’t feel that I want to do anything.’ I realised he was unhappy, and I became sad because he was unhappy so I asked him ‘well what is your goal? What is it you want to achieve in life?’ He said to me ‘well do you know what, everything I have wanted to achieve in life I have achieved. I wanted a successful business and I have a successful business. I wanted a family and I have got a family. I wanted a nice house and I have got a nice house. I have got nothing to work towards. I have got nothing I want to achieve anymore. I am starting to get old.’
Now for those of you that know me you will know that I do not believe in getting old and the moment someone starts to talk about getting old, I think that is a danger signal. Because the moment you start to think of yourself as getting old you start attracting into your life all those things that old people will get; illnesses, memory loss and all those things that hold us back by thinking that we are getting old.
Now age is something really that is inside your own mind and you can be hypnotised by society to behave in a certain way and I realise now that here I am at 52 years old and I am still feeling youthful, I am still feeling like I am 30 years old, I still feel like the world is my oyster. I am still searching and I am still striving towards achieving goals. I feel that I am at the start of my journey as opposed to the end of the journey.
He said to me as we were talking ‘I always look at you and I am so envious, I respect you for this energy you seem to have all the time. You always seem to be motivated, you always seem to be energetic, you always seem to be moving forward and doing exciting things and having an exciting life.’ I then realised that whether you want to be old or whether you think yourself young is your choice. It is a choice that you have inside your own head. Nobody was born excited. Nobody was born lucky. You make your own luck and you choose your own level of excitement.
I am super excited about life. I am loving life. I have got so much I want to achieve. I want to impact on the world. I have a big goal; I want to change the world through the transformation of people. You are not going to do that over night and you are not going to do that by thinking that you are old because you are going to lose all your energy. Keep your energy going. I look after my body, I look after my nutrition, I look after my mind, I hang out with the right people and I look after my spirituality.
So what I have learnt from the conversation is that you can have all the material wealth in the world, you can have all the trappings that you want to have, you can have all the success in your job or business; but unless you are happy you have got absolutely nothing and you won’t be happy unless you have got a goal in your life that you are striving towards. Something for you to think about and something I certainly thought about after the conversation.