I’m Broke and Stayed Broke Until I Asked the Million Dollar Question(s) | Breakers Hotel
If there is a spot that most multimillionaires, decamillionaires, and even billionaires love to stay at, it has to be the breakers hotel. The history of this place is amazing and it has been around since the late 1800s. The gentleman that I have been reading a lot about since I have been here, is a gentleman named Henry Flagler. He was the business partner of Rockefeller and not many know about him. He was like Bill Gates or Steve Jobs of his era.
Anyways, I wanted to ask you guys, “What life did you sign up for?” I mean, the life I ended up with growing up, was an average and ordinary kid. I often find myself thinking about whether I had aspirations to be wealthy and experience the finest things in life back then. And the answer is frankly a huge no. I was just thinking about graduating from high school and thinking six inches from my face. Not necessarily what the next move for my life was going to be.
I didn’t think that I was going to do something special. I knew that I was special but didn’t actually think I was going to do anything special. I didn’t have the right pedigree or the right aptitude for school. I wanted to do something special but I didn’t know exactly what it was and how I was going to express it.
All this changed when I got listed into the Marine Corps where Uncle Sam gave me an opportunity to understand who I really was, to not only build my physical body but also my character, my spirit, and mental toughness. But after the Marine Corps, another area of mental toughness was imposed on me which was being a single father. That was another battle I had to fight. Along the way, I was always stuck in survival mode, stuck in just getting by, stuck in just paying the bills and stuck in that mentality.
The thing is, you should ask yourself what life did you sign up for? And even along the way, you need to keep asking what life did you continue to sign up for. There are times in life where you might start asking yourself whether it is worth it to work so hard. You might regret being on the harder path or miss time with your family. But if you want to live the larger life and transcend to the next level, you have to put in the work.
The decision that you take today is going to affect your entire line of generations to come. If you can make a great decision today to build something meaningful and build something huge, your children, their children, and so on will reap the benefits. Your name will be remembered for generations to come. That is the kind of life worth living.