Lessons on The Importance of Living Life With Passion
After making a couple of sales, Kaika was really happy and felt a power inside him as he learned to be bold. He was also feeling peace of mind knowing that he was saving his money instead of wasting it. He was also very happy to be able to assist his mother with other expenses when she needed help.
He packed up his crate, his unsold makau necklaces, and his white towel and headed home with a boost of confidence in his step, eager to continue to grow and learn. As he headed up the road toward Wailuku, he noticed that the parking lot at U. Hawaii Maui Campus was packed with cars.
Normally in the evening, there were no cars there. This change caught his attention, so instead of going home, he parked and locked his bike, walked across the large grassy area, and went up to the auditorium.
He peeked inside and saw at least 500-750 people watching a speaker talk.
There was a guy at the door with a name tag on that read “Tom”. He whispered to Kaika that he was welcome to come in as long as he kept quiet. Kaika replied to this stranger, “Who is the guy on the stage speaking, and what is the event that has attracted so many people?”
Tom replied, “It is Steve from California who is presenting on campus at our technology and computer forum. His talk is almost finished, but come on in and sit here in the back row.”
Decide to live your own life…
Without hesitation, Kaika entered and took a seat. He was immediately drawn into the amazing images on the big screen. Kaika saw many images that he had never seen before, and he felt a passion and conviction in Steve’s voice that very few adults will ever have in a lifetime. Kaika’s jaw dropped, and he was immediately just sucked into the voice,the passion, the conviction, the ability to communicate with images, and that this speaker was able to hold the audience in the palm of his hand.
Steve went on to say, “It is so important to follow your passions, live your life on your terms, demand more from yourself, and then create a future for yourself that you craft on your terms.”
When the final slide was displayed, it too caught Kaika’s eye so he asked Tom, “Can I borrow a pen and a piece of paper, so I can jot down this quote?” Tom replied, handing the items to him, “Sure, here you go.”
As Steve finished his speech, he read the words that literally spoke right to Kaika’s heart:
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.”
With these words, all in the audience gave Steve a standing ovation, which lasted for several minutes. Then many of the people in the audience swarmed the stage to meet this Steve guy. Kaika too wanted to meet him and shake his hand because he sensed that Steve would one day become a very influential person. However, it was getting late and Kaika knew his mother would worry about him if he didn’t get home before dark.
So Kaika folded up his sheet of paper with Steve’s quote handwritten on it, placed it in his pocket, and then headed out the door. He jumped on his bike and pedaled quickly to get home before dark.
Kaika was so impressed with Steve’s presentation that on his bike ride home, he decided that at the end of the summer, he would take some of his earnings and buy himself a laptop computer.
Make powerful decisions…
This was a big decision in Kaika’s mind since not a single one of his friends who was going into the seventh grade owned his own laptop computer.
Kaika was very proud to become the first of his friends to make such a purchase. More so, he was proud to be learning the importance of investing in yourself if you are to succeed in school, life, and business. Kaika was convinced that a new laptop computer would serve him well as an entrepreneur.
After learning what Kaika learned, knowing that your time on earth is limited and understanding the importance of living out your own life, what are five of your biggest passions that you love to do, for yourself, in your free time? When you are not a parent, a husband, a wife, a son, or a daughter, what are five of your greatest passions that you would like to put into action?
As a Motivational Keynote Speaker, I can speak on this subject or adapt my subject to your audience.