Do You Want To Live Forever? -Sean Patrick Flanery
A testimony from Sean Patrick Flanery.
Do you? …well guess what? You can… and making it happen is an inside job. Shine Until Tomorrow changes lives daily.
“There is no religion in the recipe. As it turns out… the magic is in the mixing.” -Sean Patrick Flanery
I’m writing all of you today with an update on our little family. There are a number of people that I meet who are absolutely glowing, and overflowing with stories of change and progress. And, this number seems to be increasing exponentially! People have changed their lives forever, by simply wanting to. I can’t tell you how it makes me feel when people share their stories of finally pursuing a life long goal, or of weight loss and inversely proportionate happiness. The number of public proclamations is truly overwhelming, and while the journey has just begun for some, others have already made SIGNIFICANT changes in their lives. In a world where no one will stop a cell phone call long enough to assist a fallen grandmother on the street, I find arms outstretched everywhere in our little community here. I’m very proud of all the people that came out of the woodwork to offer assistance to Maggie, and I truly believe that one day SHE will be the one offering a “hand up”. Maggie, you kick ass! In the immortal words of George Michael, “you gotta have faith”, which, as it turns out, is nothing more than believing what you cannot see… and who’s reward is seeing what you cannot believe. I do know that some goals are hard to see from a distance, but just know that their approach is slow… but certain. “Special” is located deep inside of absolutely everyone, and we were all born with a shovel. You just have to pick it up, and keep digging until you find it.
You have to go out and find your “special”, because trust me… it’s not going to come looking for you. -Sean Patrick Flanery
“There is a divinity that shapes our ends. Rough hew them as we may” -William Shakespeare
One of the biggest tragedies of life is that most men go to their graves with their songs still in them. You see, God just didn’t see fit to distribute evenly the quality of “drive” throughout humanity. That’s because he’s a delegator, and he has left that task in the hands of parents everywhere to instill a will and determination in our children so that they will go forth, prosper, and then share their realized ideas, secrets and dreams with humanity so that they will live on eternally.
“DRIVE” IS LARGELY A PRODUCT OF “CIRCUMSTANCE”, AND IS THE ENEMY OF “COMPLACENCY”. -Sean Patrick Flanery
No matter what innate trait or skill you came equipped with, no one will ever find out about it unless you get up off the couch and realize the potential that will otherwise lie dormant. You see, every single human out there reading this is my superior in at least one way. But, unless they find it, hone it, and display it… no one will ever know. THIS, my friends, is eternal life, and ultimately life itself HAS to be about building a legacy that’s worth preserving.
No one’s impressed by us doing what we’re supposed to do; absolutely no one. After all, we were SUPPOSED to do it. Our level of success in any given field will never be dictated by the amount of work we complete that we’re supposed to complete. In fact, THIS I can guarantee… our success in everything in life will be almost directly proportional to the amount of work we do AFTER we complete the work that we are supposed to do. Does this sound harsh? Guess what… it is. THIS is why less than 5% of the population will ever achieve their goals, because, it is simply far too much trouble to live consistently with ones dreams and convictions.
Now for some more harsh news. NO change will ever be realized without a definitive plan for actually realizing that change. In the same way that a car will never reach the grocery store by simply starting the engine and placing a brick on the accelerator, it simply will not happen. Goals are a vital and necessary component of absolutely every achievement in life, both small and large. Without them… we will lose. By definition, we will be “losers”. I simply CANNOT make this point more delicate to save someone’s feelings. Roadmaps (as mandatory elements of achievement) are one of the operative principles of the universe, and this cannot be changed. Every single person out there that attempts to just “wing” life with absolutely no goals or plans for betterment will end up a “loser”. Period. Yep, that’s the technical term for people who look at life and decide to let things happen to them, as opposed to happen to life. The term is “losers”, and changing the term will not alter their fate or position in this world, it will just be more hand holding and singing… and if that is what you were looking for, I’m sorry, but you’ve stumbled onto the wrong site. We don’t “wish” to change our lives here, we go out with a plan… and we do it. We do it ourselves.
If you wait around for life to happen to you, it will happen… but it will happen like you never DREAMED it would happen.
Life wears a cup, don’t be afraid to kick it straight in the balls.!!!!! -Sean Patrick Flanery
There truly are doers and talkers in the world, but I’m proud to report that OUR doers column is growing, and our talkers column is slowing. I’m proud of every single person out there that didn’t ask for a hand-out… but simply a hand-up. With a gentle nudge we did it on our own, and that will NEVER be matched in value to those similar goals that were received as gifts. Never. Be proud. I am.
Good night, God bless, and SHINE… until tomorrow!!!!
-Sean Patrick Flanery