The difference between a winner and a loser is the capability of the former to create one’s life blueprint.
Most of us hate to reflect about life, our attitudes and our actions. However, ironically, we always wonder why life is so tough and stressful. And when we are asked what our life purpose and goals are, we either think it’s psychotic or we can’t really answer what we want to achieve in life.
In my quest to life, I’ve discovered and proven that life isn’t really that hard and stressful if you know how to play it. Because just like any other sport activity, life has its mechanics and tactics that you can learn in order to become a winner.
One of my favourite non-fiction book is 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. The book discusses the principles that can help an individual become effective in both their personal and professional life. It consist of 7 principles you need to form as habits and one of the habits is called “begin with the end in mind”
Begin with the end in mind is like writing your own Eulogy.
A Eulogy is a written statement of what people will remember about you when you are already gone in this world. Like what kind of attitude did you have? What kind of relationships you were able to built? What kind of work and contribution you have left? And what kind of advocacy you have supported?
Once you know the answers in these questions, you will discover that life can be your own blueprint. As we known, life is more of a choice. Although there are things beyond our control, but despite those fortuitous events, most of the time, it’s within our choice.
It is said that in life, there are two (2) creations:
- Blueprint (Thought)
- Result (Action)
With the blueprint, we see what we want to happen. Take for an instance when you are constructing your dream house, using a blueprint, you write how big the house is, the number of bedrooms, the look of the garden, etc.
On the other hand, the result is the output. The actual house that was built.
The same thing is true with life. Most people feel lost with their life because they don’t have a guide, a blueprint to look into. That’s why everything they do is based on the current state or other people’s opinion and standards. If you happen to be one of those who are driven by the decisions of other people, remember,
Each of us has our own unique blueprint, a unique purpose and mission.
If you will think about it, most of things have. Companies, schools, athletes, organizations, etc. Everything has their blueprint, a mission statement, that serves as basis on how they provide service and products. Sad to say for most people, we become followers of these standards every day, yet, we don’t set our own mission and vision in life. This is why people cannot answer what they want to do and have in life.
Although our blueprint is something we can do, but it can’t be done overnight. It’s continuously built and revisited to make little changes without eliminating the core. Your blueprint will guide you in your decision making and actions because you have a lead. Once you have a blueprint, slowly you will be able to see a clearer picture of what your life is all about. Plus, you will be amazed to see the changes that gets you near to your vision and goals.
Please don’t wait for your own funeral before you realize what you really are and what your life is all about.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. – Oliver Wendell Holmes