SoulPancake is awesome. If you don’t know it, check it out. As their tag line says, their objective is to open your mind, challenge your friends, and feel damn good.
Currently on their YouTube channel, is a Success Series of four videos. All of them are worth watching. Two of them are remarkable.
The first, One More Thing, One More Time is from Josh Sundquist. Josh talks about just that: being successful by doing one more thing than you were planning on doing , and doing it one more time than you thought you could do. Josh is a son, brother, cancer survivor, author, Paralympic ski racer, motivational speaker, YouTuber, mediocre rapper, and a member of the US Amputee World Cup Soccer team. His motto is “1MT1MT” and he is a believer in hope, possibility, having a sense of humor, and overcoming adversity.
The second is titled, The Steps to Success. It starts by asking people to think about someone who has helped them on their journey to being successful. Once they have a person in mind, they are asked to write that person a letter to tell them how thankful they are for their influence and their support in their life. They are then put on the spot and asked to phone the person and read them the letter.
Who has helped you become successful?
What would you say to them?
I spent a long time thinking about this. The more I thought about it, the more grateful I became for all of the people who could be a recipient of my letter. It also made me question the idea of success: a successful friend? wife? mother? teacher? person? There are multiple people to thank for the many facets that make up the success of the whole person.
Again, who is on your list? What will you say to them?