This is how to live the life of your dreams…

On March 16, 2012, I woke up one morning, got in my car, and drove 2,000 miles across the country on a journey to learn what it takes to be successful.

On that journey, I worked my way inside the inner circles of some of the most successful people on this planet:

  • Millionaire Entrepreneurs
  • Famous Celebrities
  • Singers
  • World-Changing Visionaries
  • All-Star Athletes

I learned their ways.

This book will teach you everything I learned, so you can live the life of your dreams too, whatever your dreams are.

Where this journey will lead you; you’ll never believe…

Four Years Later…

It’s 4:30 pm on a Friday afternoon, and while most of the country is counting down the minutes until the weekend, I’m hightailing my Honda CR-V out of the wilderness of Northern Montana franticly searching for the nearest emergency room.

“Next town, 96 miles” the sign reads.

Dialing 911 on my cellphone only left me with the message: “No Service”

I press on the accelerator.

My heart palpitations could be felt through my chest over the rumbles of the engine as the speedometer just passed 120 miles per hour.

Please let there be a cop hiding just out of sight for this one time in my life.

Unfortunately, there’s nothing but the snow-capped mountains of Glacier National Park fading into the distance of my rearview mirror and endless fields of wild horses running through the countryside.

On any other day, I would pull over to the side of the road and run after them, camera in hand, ready for the perfect shot. But I have other things on my mind today.

Looking at my reflection in the rearview mirror, my face just turned to a dark shade of red and I began feeling a burning sensation throughout my body.

Panic sets in.

My fingers are turning blue and breathing is getting difficult.

I slam on the brakes.

Stopped in the middle of the road, the car door flies open.

What thoughts will go through your mind when you are breathing in your final breaths?

I stumble out of the car and my body collapses on the side of the road.

This can’t be happening today…no, I have millions of people counting on me…I have to finish what I started.

I use every last bit of willpower to sit up and take in a deep breath.

The only thing I could see outside of this mental fog is a crystal clear picture of wild horses running through the countryside.

They just looked so… free. The dirt’s kicking up behind them as they run into the distance.

With the car still running, I hear the music from the only radio station playing in the background.

The song was “One Day/ Reckoning Song” by The Mojos.

“One day baby, we’ll be old…

Oh baby, we’ll be old.

And think of all the stories that we could have told

They say that when you die, your life flashes before your eyes.

Not for me.

Instead, my mind filled with the regrets of things I could have done and those stories I could have told:

  • I would never finish this book that I wanted to write.
  • I would never build that big business that helps change the world.
  • I would never fall in love, get married, or raise a family.
  • I would never be able to live out my dreams of backpacking across the world next year.

The thought that is plaguing me the most is that all these things I dreamed of doing were things I could have already done.

Those are just a few of the dreams that I still wanted to chase. But today they are nothing but dreams. Dreams that never unfolded.

What are your dreams in life? What would you be doing now if you could do anything?

I always told myself I would do those things “someday”.

What if that “someday” never comes?

The wild horses are covered by a shadow casted from the thousands of birds flying in formation over the open fields, living their life without a thought of tomorrow. To them, there is only the moments of today, and today is all there is.

No regrets from the past, or concerns for the future.

There is only…right now.

In these moments, I felt connected to the birds, the horses, and the world around me. For one of the rare moments in my life, I felt completely free.

Free from those doubts, fears, and excuses that always hold us back from chasing our dreams.

Those “rules” of the way we’re supposed to live our life have long since melted away.

Now, in the end, none of those excuses ever got me closer to living the life that made me happy. Only the things we do with our lives actually matter.

After you are gone, does any of it even matter?

What can you start doing today to make this a life worth living?

Most of my life I was too busy trying to please others, play by the rules, and do all the things I was supposed to do. But that never made me happy.

Today, all that changes.

One day you’re going to die, and when you face those final moments, you realize how free you really are. Free from the rules you were told to live by. Free from your fears. Free from your doubts. 

They aren’t real.

And on this day, today, you begin to realize that once you ignore all those irrational fears and self-imposed limitations, they no longer exist, you are truly free to do anything and accomplish anything in this life, now…

In these moments on the side of the road, a final thought crossed my mind: If I never embarked on this journey four years ago, I wouldn’t be where I am today.

I have no regrets that I chose to take control of my life and step into the unknown

That first step is all it took to change everything, and I had no clue where it would lead me at the time. I had no clue what amazing experiences and transformations I would have on this journey.

No matter where I wind up, I have no regrets. I am where I am and I choose to enjoy this experience.

I wouldn’t be sitting here in the high country of Montana, thousands of miles away from my friends and family, completely free of those mental constraints, and appreciative of the life I am clinging onto.

It’s not the number of years we live, but what we do with those years that really matter.

  • What if I grow old and never chased my dreams?
  • What if I let my fears get the best of me?
  • What if I never decided to do the things that make mehappy?
  • What if I chose to settle for less and live a life of mediocrity?

Now, as I take in a deep breath in, none of that matters anymore.

I close my eyes and clear my mind.

Night begins to fall…with those lyrics playing over and over in my head:

“One day baby, we’ll be old…

Oh baby, we’ll be old.

And think of all the stories that we could have told

Video from that day…

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