A few days ago a friend of mine posted a video to Facebook.
I should probably tell you now how much I hate videos that are posted to Facebook.
I hate them a lot.
It is my opinion that 99.99999% of the videos posted to Facebook are pointless, worthless, garbage.
I’m almost always 1-step away from deleting my Facebook account anyway – I swear the site is the death of humanity. Instead of “connecting the world” – it’s isolating us and turning us into sad, lonely sheep pushing buttons instead of socializing.
So when someone posts the latest viral B.S. that is making the rounds I have to restrain myself from throwing my laptop, ipad and phone out of my 15th floor apartment window and into the swimming pool below.
But the guy that posted this video is a solid dude.
He’s salt of the earth, good hearted and trustworthy. He’s from Iowa, rebuilds muscle cars and looks like a rock-n-roll Thor. He’s a bad motherf#cker and one of the select few Facebook friends that I actually like in real life.
So when I saw it was from him – I decided to give it a chance.
It looks suspiciously like “viral-FB-horse-crap” at first glance… and it IS shot on the set of ‘Family Fued’ but if you give it a chance and listen to it all the way through I think you’ll be floored – just like I was.
Here you go:
I believe in just about every word that Steve Harvey says in this video. Especially in the second half, where he talks about the parachute not opening right.
I can apply it to my own life and have seen it happen in many others.
“Every successful person in this world… has jumped”
“You cannot just exist in this life, you’ve got to try to live.”
So many of us are just existing.
Not many of us are living.
When I look back at my life/progress chart I can tell you that the biggest successes I have ever seen were proceeded by a really big jump.
The most notable would be when I quit my highest paying job ever, quit drinking, packed all my stuff into a little car and moved from Oklahoma to California… at the age of 34.
When I “jumped”, everyone around me thought I was crazy.
My friends and family wondered why I’d quit such a great job.
My landlord at the house I was renting in Oklahoma actually said “Why would you move to California NOW? You’re way too old for that kind of thing…”
Two months later my entire life had changed for the better.
That was my jump.
What will be yours?