Manifesto for Living a Life Worth Living

Sat, Jul 24, 2010

Perspective

Manifesto for Living a Life Worth Living

This is a manifesto from Mark Batterson that I have posted on the wall above my desk. I read it almost daily as a reminder to pursue things greater than myself, as a challenge to live a life that matters and as a motivator to overcome the fear and obstacles that might stand in the way.

Mark calls it “The Lion Chaser’s Manifesto” and it’s based on his book In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day (a great book that I highly recommend).

I hope you too will adopt this call to live a life worth living and chase the lion!

BTW… don’t just Read it. Live it.

Quit living as if the purpose of life is to arrive safely at death. Grab life by the mane. Set God-sized goals. Pursue God-ordained passions. Go after a dream that is destined to fail without divine intervention. Keep asking questions. Keep making mistakes. Keep seeking God. Stop pointing out problems and become part of the solution. Stop repeating the past and start creating the future. Stop playing it safe and start taking risks. Expand your horizons. Accumulate experiences. Consider the lilies. Enjoy the journey. Find every excuse you can to celebrate everything you can. Live like today is the first day and last day of your life. Don’t let what’s wrong with you keep you from worshipping what’s right with God. Burn sinful bridges. Blaze a new trail. Criticize by creating. Worry less about what people think and more about what God thinks. Don’t try to be who you’re not. Be yourself. Laugh at yourself. Quit holding out. Quit holding back. Quit running away.

What about you? Will you choose to chase the lion?

Download a copy of this manifesto as a poster (8.5″ x 11″) that you can print, post and share. Lion Chaser Manifesto PDF Download – Click Here.


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