If you don’t stop every once in a while to reflect on where you have been, you may just lose the greatness of where you are right now. I have done some pretty amazing things. It takes a kick in the ass to remember this some days. When work is piling up and time feels like it is flying by, I forget where I have been and some of the amazing people I have been fortunate enough to have shared experiences with.

Its these amazing times that keep me moving forward. I know where I have been and I know how much there is still for me to do. I can retrace my steps in a new light with the amazing people I have around me and I can make new experiences in new places. Both are fine by me. It is good to come back to where you have been and see things through eyes that have more experience than before.

Life is here to be truly lived. The people around us are here to share experiences with. We all have to remember to get up off the couch or out of the office and to have an adventure. I am lucky because my work in the gym takes me to crazy spots for fights that I may have not taken the time to go visit otherwise. My job in retail has me out all the time working with ideas, people, and travel. I made this life. I do what I do by choice. I do not compromise on my dreams.

Don’t sacrifice today for a dream you are hoping comes tomorrow. Get out, live in a way of your own choosing, and remember everything. Your memories are your joy, fuel, and knowledge that keeps you moving forward.

Brian Wright