My summer in the Hamptons has been nothing but a dream thus far. Late nights on the beach, hot afternoons on the beach, early yoga on the beach... basically any activity on the beach. I don’t have car this summer, so I spend my days biking around on my little cruiser, staring in awe of these grand homes of the rich and famous. I watch Lady Gaga saunter down main street, hear rumors of Beyonce and Jay-Z relaxing on the beach down the road, and sell Alec Baldwin yoga pants. What a wild lifestyle. It gets me pondering: how are these extraordinary people different than me? How did they get to be where they are? For the most part, they weren't born with anything more special than what I was born with.
Often times we view ourselves as extremely different than them. They are put on a pedestal, and we think we couldn’t ever get to where they are. We often deem ourselves powerless when it comes to our future or level of success and influence. Unable to change the cards we’ve been dealt. Not connected enough to get where we really want to be.
In reality, each of us has within us the power to create an extraordinary life for ourselves. On my sky blue cruiser, I think about Alec Baldwin and Stephen Spielberg. Martha Stewart and Renee Zellweger. Who are they really? They’re just people. People with big dreams, and the confidence to see them through.
They are just people. Just like you. Just like me. Each of them has a unique set of talents, desires, passions---and they choose to let the world see them.
YOU have a unique set of talents, desires, and passions--and that is not an accident. The question is how will you use them?
How will you use this one precious life?
What will you spend your time on?
All we are given is time, and we can create and enjoy what we choose. It is my challenge to you to think about what’s important to you. Think about what you love. Think about the places you love. Focus on these things. Work on bringing more of these things into your life.
You are unique and extraordinary. You have so much to offer the world and you are a voice that the world needs to hear. Let yourself be heard. Let the world see you. Be bold, confident and unashamed.
The world is just waiting. Just waiting for you to make your next move. Just holding it’s breath to see what you will create. Frozen in anticipation of your extraordinary gifts.