Probably the hardest thing in life is to figure out what your end goal is.
What the legacy is that you want to leave behind.
What you want to be remembered for.
And because it's such a hard question, we tend to postpone it until the very last second.
But it's just very, very hard to start working on your legacy when you only have a few seconds left.
Just very, very hard.
Sure, some people might say that this stuff isn't important.
That it doesn't matter.
And it probably doesn't.
Until it does...
So whatever you do, think about the things you want to leave behind.
The things you want to be remembered for.
And by the way.
A family is also a legacy...
And once you've answered that question for yourself, once you know what's the legacy you want to leave behind, then try to base every single decision you make on that end goal.
Base every decision on whether or not it'll bring you closer to that end goal.
Whatever it might be.
It sounds simple.
But it's not.
Because it requires a lot of sacrifice.
And a lot of pain.
And a lot of saying “no” to the things you'd like to say “yes” to.
It's not going to be easy that's for sure.
Will it be worth it?
I don't know.
There's no guarantee for anything in life.
But when it's all over you'll at least be able to tell yourself that you've tried everything you possibly could.
That you gave it all you got.
At the end of the day we ain't got nothing to lose.
We're all going to die anyway.
Some people sooner.
Some people later.
There's no escaping this...
And if you don't know what your end goal or your legacy might look like, if you don't know what will get you closer to your end goal, then try as many different things as you possibly can.
To figure out what works and what doesn't.
To figure out what gets you closer to your end goal and what doesn't.
Focus on your end goal but be flexible on how to get there.
Have some sort of theme.
Like helping people for example.
And then figure out how you can get there by trying as many different things as possible.
And then focus on the things that work and have the biggest impact.
Live life backwards.
That's how you ultimately move forward.
[Related: I stopped giving a shit a long time ago]