Engaging, Participating, Interacting, Creating – Fulfillment, Leadership, Organization, Wisdom

How to Live an Epic Life

Posted by Herman Najoli on April 4, 2007

Yesterday I had a marvelous time as I engaged in teaching kids at a local elementary school on accepting feedback and relating cross-culturally. I did this through a volunteer organization that I serve with once a week. When I left the school, I met with a friend who told me that he has always had a desire to engage and participate in society but doesn’t know where to begin. I shared with him two key questions that I want to reproduce here because they are the key to living an epic life.

Two Key Questions:

1. What is your dream?

What is your greatest hope or aspiration for those around you? What do you yearn for earnestly? What do you secretly wish for those around you?

Dreams really are the cornerstone of life. Without dreams, life is meaningless. Dreams give substance to existence. They allow us to go beyond mediocre living to living with a zest for life. Dreams activate within us a willingness to embrace higher ideals worth striving for. Dreams are the bedrock of life.

2. What is your vision?

What do you imagine when you think about the future of your community? What do you see yourself capable of achieving? If you had all the resources you wanted in the world, what would you do for other people?

Visions give structure to life. They give form to dreams. Without vision life lacks power. Visions provide us with a framework for accomplishment. They enable us to go beyond living with zest to having a zealous pursuit that delivers results. Visions allow us to go from activity to productivity. 

The Marriage of Dreams and Vision … is the birth of purpose!!

Dreams + Vision = Purpose!!

What’s your purpose in life? What is the reason for your existence? Can you clearly define that which you would give your all in order to realize for other people?

The Offspring of Dreams and Vision … is pure potential!!

Dreams X Vision = Potential!!

Every human being has the potential for greatness having an impact in society and living an epic life. In order to uncover your true potential, you have to allow your dreams to flourish and pursue a solid vision with purpose. Go for it! 


2 Responses to “How to Live an Epic Life”

  1. sidewinder00 said

    First I must create my dream

  2. I really enjoyed this post and most all am glad to see you are sharing your ideas with the youth of today. Young people are told all the time they can do anything but arent given enough information to find out exactly what they really want to do and how to go about doing it. Excellent information! I’m adding a link to your site on out motivational resources page.

    Garrison Wynn, Motivational Keynote Speaker

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