Matthew McConaughey | 5 Minutes for the NEXT 50 Years of Your LIFE

This video is powerful ….



If you would rather read the script from the video:

I will talk to you about the things that I have learned in the course of my life. So far, Most of the lessons are through experience and some of them I heard in passing, many of the lessons that I have encountered I am still practicing, and I am sure they are true.

Life is not easy. It is not.

Don’t try to make it that way.

Life is not fair, it never was, it is not now and isn’t ever going to be.

You are the author of the book of your life!


Do not fall into that trap… the entitlement trap.

A feeling like you are the victim.

You are not,

Get over it and get on with it.

So the question that we gotta to ask ourselves is:

What success is to us?

What success is to you?

Is it more money? That’s fine?

I got nothing against money, but maybe it is a healthy a family.

Maybe it is a happy marriage. Maybe it is to helps others to become a famous, to be spiritually sound.

Leave the world a little bit better place than the one you found it.

Continue to ask yourself that question…

Now your answer may change over time and that’s okay, but do yourself this favor.

Whatever your answer don’t choose anything that will jeopardize yourself, prioritize who you are and who you want be

And don’t spend time on anything that antagonizes your character,

Be brave take that hill, but first answer this question here:

What’s my hill?

So first we have to define success for ourselves.

And then we have to put in the at work to maintain it.

Make that daily tally.

You are the author of the book of your life!

Tend to our own garden.

Keep the things you are important to us in good shape.

Where you are not is as important as where you are.

And it is just as important where we are not as it is where we are.

Look, the first step that leads to our identity in life

Is usually not.

I know who I am

I know who I am.

That is not the first step.

The first steps are to know who I am not!

Process of elimination.

Knowing ourselves.

Defining ourselves by what we are not is the first step that leads us to knowing who we are.

You know that group of friends that you hang out with?

That really might not bring out the best in you?

You know they gossip to much or they kind of shady.

They really aren’t going to be there for you in a pinch,

Or how about that bar that we keep going to, that we always seem to have our worst hangover from?

Or that computer screen, right?

The computer screen that keeps giving us an excuse not to go out of the house?

And engage with the world and get some real human interaction,

Or what about that food that we keep eating ?

stuff that tastes so good, but makes us feel like crap next week?

We abandon them and after a while, it does not make us feel how foolish we are for abandoning them.

We feel lethargic and keep putting on weight.

Well, these people, those places, those things

Stop giving them your time and energy.

Just don’t go there! I mean put them down.

And when you do that, when you do put them down, when you quit going there

When you quit giving them your time, you will inadvertently find yourself spending more time and in more places

You are the author of the book of your life!

You find yourself, Your healthy health brings you more joy.


Because you just eliminated the whos, the wheres, the whats and the whens!

That was keeping you from your identity.

Trust me, the too many options.

I promise that too many options make a tyrant of us all!

You are the author of the book of your life!
Soar above the clouds… live your life … no limits

So get rid of the excess

The wasted time!


Decrease your options!

If you do, you will have accidentally,

Almost innocently, put in front of you, what is important by process of elimination.

Knowing who we are is hard.

It’s hard

Give yourself a break.

Eliminate who your not, first.

You are the author of the book of your life!


And you will find yourself where you need to be

Instead of creating outcomes taking us.

Let’s create more outcomes that pay us back

That fill us up…

Keep your fire lit, turn you on.

For the most amount of time in your future, we try our best best

We don’t always do our best

Our architecture is a verb as well.

You are the author of the book of your life!
living your life

Since we are the architects of our own lives.


No limits, you are amazing…. you are the architect about the book of your lifeLet’s study the the habits, practices and routines we have

You are the author of the book of your life!
living your life the way you want

That lead to and feed our success.

Our joy!

Our honest pain!

Our laughter!

Our earned tears!

Lets dissect and give thanks for those things

And when we do that, guess what happens?

We get better at them!

We have more to dissect!

Be discerning!

Choose it!

Because you want it!

Do it because you want to!

We’re going to mistakes

You’ve got to own them!

Then you’ve got to make amends.

Then you you’ve got to move on.

Guilt and regret kills many a man before their time.

Just turn the page, get off the ride

You are the author of the book of your life!


you are the architect about the book of your life

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