Carpe Diem. We’ve all heard the concept beaten to death in movies, Facebook status updates, Tweets and the like. Who actually lives every day as if it were your last? In the mix of working a 9-to-6 job 5-6 days a week, taking care of family and trying to keep your head above water.. we all know it’s impossible. I think Steve Jobs says it the best:
When I was 17, I read a quote that went something like: “If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you’ll most certainly be right.” It made an impression on me, and since then, for the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: “If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?” And whenever the answer has been “No” for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.
So then it begins: Forward Motion. It’s not an organization, it’s not a company…it’s a way of life. Even though we can’t truly (nor should we) live every day as if it were our last, we SHOULD live every moment in this pursuit of happiness. It’s a never-ending way of thinking. Just as life should feel. Nothing should ever feel complete. If it does, you’re doing it wrong.
Since the start of Forward Motion in San Diego, I’ve discovered parts of the city I didn’t know existed, met people who are very like-minded and it truly has made me a better person. I have no one else to thank except for everyone who has been supporting the cause and is now part of the movement.
I was so blessed to have met so many inspirational people throughout this journey. Entrepreneurs, motivators, doers and kind-hearted people. Since Forward Motion’s start in San Diego earlier this year, we have grown to over 115 members. Stuff like getting a skydiving certification, bungee jumping, marathons and traveling are only a small part of what we’ve done.
We’ve now expanded to San Francisco and Buenos Aires. It’s my dream to see Forward Motion in major cities across the world. One common idea that can unify us as people. People who enjoy living life to its fullest, meeting great people along the way. That is the dream.