Fireside Chat – Episode #2: Define/Decide/Design

I’ve always had an attitude problem.

No, not that kind of problem; the kind where I was always in trouble with teachers at school. No.
Instead, I’ve always had the attitude of going out and doing what I wanted in my life. Within moral reason, of course.

A principle that I follow, and will continue to do so for the rest of my life, is that of the three D’s:


Define what it is that you want out of your life. It could be anything you can think of! What is it that you want to do? This, in my opinion, is the hardest of the three.

Decide if this is really what you want to do. This can also be a difficult decision. But, if you’re anything like me, it can be something you dabble in forever. You don’t have to follow one path. In fact, the universe would advise otherwise.

Design the life you want. This, to me, is the funnest part of living. Doing what it is that you want. It doesn’t get any better, really. Design and set your life up in a way that helps you accomplish the goals that you set out to achieve.


Those goals could be anything! It could be about keeping friendships, getting in shape, traveling, climbing the corporate ladder, or starting a family. Whatever it is that you want to accomplish, you have to set up your life around that goal. You wouldn’t expect to be a top footballer without ever showing up to practice, would you? Dedication and smart planning will beat out talent any day of the week. Apply this same mentality to your life.

I encourage and challenge you to think about what it is that you want out of your life. Are you just here to survive? Or are you here to make a lasting impression on people, and a positive legacy upon the Earth? The former is good, but the latter is what can change the fabric of our time.

And you have all the time in the world.

Until next time….

– Phantom Out.


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