Monday, May 5, 2014

A Philosophy of Living

    I ran across this quote about life the other day.   I feel like it really sums up the way that I have approached my life and all the things that I do.  I'm asked quite often how I managed to get to a point where I can live in Key West on a boat and be involved in the rum industry like I am.   I've been pondering that question for a while as well, while I didn't have a specific plan for my life, I wasn't afraid to venture out and try things I found to be interesting and fun.  I usually trusted my gut, believing if it felt good, it was probably going to work out pretty well.   I've always been an optimist, and believed that positive thought leads to positive results.  

     You have to truly believe in yourself and have the drive to get things done.   If you can combine your inner strength with a positive energy you can actually move mountains if you put your mind to it.  There is one other little thing that is probably the driving force that allows you to accomplish what you really want to do, that can only happen if it a truly fun thing for you.   It has to be fun in order for you to put forth the time, energy and work necessary to accomplish your goals.

     I think that Ernest Hemingway hit it on the nose with his quote .  What you are doing with your life, is it fun or just a job?  So many people say to me, "I want to be You", but you can be anyone that you want to be if you just follow your dreams and make sure that it is truly fun for you.  Don't try to be me, but rather turn yourself into the fun person that you dream about being.   ;o)