Each of us wants to live an extraordinary life, but how do you measure your success? Money, things, titles, degrees, relationships, happiness?
How will you measure your life? How will you know if you followed the right path for you?
How will you feel when you look back on your whole life from your death bed?
How will you know if you lived well, on purpose and meaningfully?
You and I have got to ask the right questions and find the right answers. This video will help you do that.
To start with, if you are not actively involved in a colloquium, please get in one. For those of you who may not know what that is, it is where you read great books together and then get together and discuss great ideas. You might be saying now -isn’t that like a book club!- well, yes kind of but it’s got much higher standards and higher objectives. I run colloquium for both youths and adults and you can find that on WorldScoolAcademy.com
And that leads us to what I want to talk about today. I read an incredible line from the great book Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass and I want to share it with you. Which reads:
‘It is of no importance what you put in the other scale.’
This line just struck me! Our lives are going to be measured and balanced on the scale. And for some things, it doesn’t matter what you put on the other scale. For example, someone said:
“No other success can compensate for failure in the home”
I believe that education is like that. It doesn’t matter what you put on the other scale. If you fail in getting a phenomenal education, nothing else on the other scale will do any good.
“We can’t judge the validity of slavery by how much sugar is being produced.”
I want you to read the following questions and give yourself some time to answer and consider them. We all have to take a minute, look at ourselves and say:
How do you major your life?
What are we doing with our lives?
What great cause am I living for?
What great principals am I fighting for?
What are the great questions you use to major your life?
Are you making a difference?
Are you living deliberately?
Are you alive or just merely existing?