This is your life.
You know how this goes on. “Do what you love and do it often.” I am sure most of us know this quote. I only recently found out that it’s part of the Holstee Manifesto.
The Holstee founders, Dave Mike and Fabian one evening found themselves on Union Square in New York, brainstorming about what success means and what defines happiness. The reason they invented the manifesto was to always have something to reflect on when they feel lost in the whirlwind of life, seeking their bliss. Isn’t that incredible? They urge you to never be stuck in someone else’s definition of happiness.
My favourite bit is this:
“Open your mind, arms, and heart to new things and people, we are united in our differences. Ask the next person you see what their passion is, and share your inspiring dream with them. Travel often; getting lost will help you find yourself. Some opportunities only come once, seize them. “
The founders succeeded in summarising what I live for in a few simple words. I definitely use the manifesto the way the founders intended us to. I actually have it printed out, hanging on my wall at home. Every now and then I look at it – while brushing my teeth, putting on make up or just rushing out. Every now and then I am reminded of what I stand for and what “success” means for me. For me, success lies within roaming this world and finding happiness in every corner.
Ever wonder what other people mean when they say “I’m happy.”? Watch this video and you will see how other people interpret the Holstee Manifesto.