What do I want to do with my life?
I want to rock!
Twisted Sister’s “I Wanna Rock,” has always been one of my favorite songs.
I want to live my own life and not the life someone else wants me to live. This song seems to fit into my philosophy.
A-Z List of Things I Want to Try, Experience, or Achieve:
According to the dictionary, to empower is “to give power or authority to.”
Don’t empower your past and allow it to control your life today. Don’t empower other people and let them decide what direction your life will take. Empower yourself and take control of your own life.
You can’t live someone else’s expectations in life. It’s a recipe for disaster. – Bear Grylls
I read “The Last Lecture” by Randy Pausch a few years ago and I loved it. Randy Pausch was a professor at Carnage Mellon. He was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and only had a six months to live. Before he died, Randy Pausch gave his last lecture at Carnage Mellon. The advice he gave during the lecture struck a cord with millions of people.
Randy Pausch talked about the importance of family, humility, and working toward your dreams. There is an abundance of good advice in the book, so I decided to read it again.
While reading the book, I found myself thinking about my own personal goals. A few years ago, I finished a PhD program and a huge dream of mine was fulfilled.
However, since then I have floundered a bit. I don’t have another dream or personal goal. I started thinking about what I want to accomplish next in my life. I have a some ideas that I am researching. I will post an update once I get it all straight in my mind and let everyone know what I plan to achieve next in my life.
To me it seems amazing that anything is ever accomplished in the Thaler household. We have a mix of extreme introverts and type B personalities, which makes things interesting.
Common Conversations in the Thaler House:
The amazing thing is we do actually manage to get things done and take care of all our responsibilities. It’s baffling, but true.
In Matthew 12:22-50, Jesus has a lot to say about character. For example,
Webster defines character as the mental and ethical traits of a person. Those traits could be positive or negative.
Positive character traits that I try to incorporate into my life include:
I don’t always live up to my goal, but I learn from my mistakes and try again.