Christopher is the young author of a bestselling book, entrepreneur, self-help enthusiast, and aspiring music artist.
If I could share 500 words of wisdom to
summarize what I've learned so far in life, these are the important
things I'd want to pass along to others...
Simplicity is beautiful, so my message to the world is as simple as can be. Enjoy every moment of your life as much as possible!
Being that I am only sixteen, I see the world from a different
perspective than most of you who are reading this. Billions of people
around the globe continue to ask those bold questions "Why are we here?"
"What is our purpose?"
In my opinion, what else are we
here for then to enjoy the ride as much as possible. In almost every
religion, it is encouraged to live a joyful life, without hindering
someone else's enjoyment.
Whether or not there is an
afterlife, depending on your personal belief, why not enjoy the life you
are living right now?! Leave the afterlife for the afterlife and keep
this simple rule in mind.
Enjoy your life as much as possible, while helping others enjoy theirs.
If this one simple guideline is followed at all times, I'm sure you will live a fulfilling life.
Some people say, "Well what about
work? Don't you need to work hard in order to live a joyful life?" I
say "Yes, you are absolutely right. But remember the difference between
working hard and hard work."
I work extremely hard every day
of my life. I am an honor roll student who has published a book at
sixteen, created a business with a website to match, and have lived an
awesome social life. Plus, it is only the beginning!
"Working hard" is positive while
"hard work" is negative. When someone works hard on something they love
to do, they enjoy it. When someone works by trading their time for
money, it is considered hard work. To sum it up, "work hard" on what you
love to do and you will never experience "hard work."
At the end of the day, time spent
negatively is time wasted. No matter what the situation is, as extreme
as it may be, there is always a positive aspect. Sadness and grief are
obviously natural human reactions, which will be experienced from time
to time. Although, as soon as you have the option of looking at a
situation in a joyful way, it is in your best interest to do so.
By the Law of Attraction, the
more joyful you are, the more joyful you will be. It becomes exponential
once you get the hang of it!