“The ambitions we have will become the stories we live. If you want to know what a person’s story is about, just ask them what they want.” Donal Miller
What do you want? Like, right now?
What do you want in 5 years? What about 10?
Don’t give me the “I don’t know what I want” excuse. Go find out.
“A character is what he does.” Donald Miller
So be who you want to be. You’re the character in your life, so play the role. Figure out your ambitions and become the kind of person who will accomplish them.
Take some risks. Find out what you DON’T want. Take some more risks. Sharpen your skills. Take more risks…then take some more.
“And once you know what it takes to live a better story, you don’t have a choice. Not living a better story would be like deciding to die, deciding to walk around numb until you die.” Donald Miller
Do you want to live a good story? Do you want to live a memorable life?
Then take your ambitions, make them your story, and play YOUR role. Everyday.
(I just finished reading Donald Miller’s A Million Miles in a Thousand Years. Fantastic book that definitely inspires originality, conscious pursuit of playing your role, and striving to live a good story. Highly recommend it.)