I write this post with passion. This book changed my thinking. I live life like a cliche. I am one of those people who really just enjoy every moment, and take it for all the world has to offer. For so long I had been miserable, sad, down, depressed, all those gloomy words, and one day, I just HAD it. I had to change. So I started living every moment of life like I was at the front row of a concert. Excited, passionate, and overall happy.
Last August, I had the great pleasure of hosting a speaker who really just made it all click. It was like he read my mind. He lived my life! I swear, it was so weird. This excited, passionate, and overall overwhelmingly proud feeling came over me. I still tell him all the time “You branded the way I live my life!” Simply put- he wants everyone to “Live Life in the Front Row” meaning- experience life like you are sitting at the front row of a concert. Treat everyone you interact with like they are a rock star, and you’ll quickly see how “living life in the front row” really is easier said than done.
Since his lecture, and his famous emoticon \o/, I have encouraged my students to think “When was the last time you had a front row moment?” Okay, not a concert, but what was that front row moment for you today? For me? On this crazy Thursday before the big “Spring weekend” my front row moment was watching students run around campus like crazy people, hunting for free burritos. (See you wish you were one of my students, free Chipotle for 4 straight days!)
I have to share this philosophy as a new “Thursday Think” series I am doing. I want to make people think. I want to spread the word. Check out the book- a fast “hour long read” it’s something that may just convince you that every day should be the day you “live life in the front row.”