Religion… through good or bad

At 32 years old, working a full-time job plus running my own business to more quickly payoff my mortgage can be stressful at times.  In addition to this, I am responsible for the welfare of my 5 month old son, cat, dog, and wife.  In order to keep going each day, I take the time to spend 60-75 minutes at the gym 5-days a week.  I do my best to eat healthier foods, so my body continues to run smoothly. I continue to educate myself whenever I have downtime on various topics to keep my brain working.  I continuously look for new opportunities to better my life and the life of my family.  I can look at my life and say, I am tired… but I enjoy it too much.  I love the challenges and want to keep advancing to that next level.

There is one area I often find myself lacking and that is religion.  When things are going well, people are less likely to ask for God’s guidance.  I believe we should always keep God in our lives even if we do not feel we need him.  In reality, we always need God no matter how good or bad our lives get.  I often focus on financial successes, which is important on earth, but much less important after we leave earth.  If I am really going to take a step back and look at the whole picture, I need to make sure I realize that!  While I am on earth, I need to make sure I am enjoying the company of my family and friends.  I can still strive for success, but need to have a nice balance between it all.

The old saying goes, when you leave or die you cannot take it with you.  They are talking about your material possessions or worldly possessions.  This is true, but I also want to challenge myself to make the best out of this one and only life I am getting.  This is why I have been pushing myself so hard to get the things I want.  In reality, I want to run my business full-time but need to make sure I am financially stable first.  I often say YOLO, which helps me remind me that ‘you only live once’.  We need to make sure we are doing what we want to do while we are here because our time is so short.  It actually makes me scared to think about that, so I do not often think about it.  Live!

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