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Something To Die For. Something To Live For. Something To Kill For. Which Man Are You?

Purpose revives life. Ambition takes life. Family creates life. Which are you?

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A MAN WITH NO PURPOSE


A man walks amongst graves. Each plot is his adobe. The ground shifts between each of his steps. Each step parts grains of sand. Sand on the beach is what he sees. Each grain is a dead body. Each grain represents mummified remains. Fossilized dead sea life is what a grain of sand is. Sand is the foundation of a beach summer day.


As beautiful as a beach is, it represents countless lives.


Do you have something to live for?


Do you have something to die for?


Do you have something to kill for?


Each of these questions define a man. The answer reveals his purpose. Through each thought the mind searches. Our minds pursue answers. Our eyes are instructed by the mind to search for light in darkness.


Some call this ray of light hope. Others call the light answers. Few call the light truth.


A man who has no answer to these questions is an empty soul. This man is merely an empty shell. He is looking to inhabit his grave in life.


Inside inner voices call to us all.


Who are we?


Why are we here?


Where did we come from?


The answers are given to us, but the questions seldom answered.


SOMETHING TO DIE FOR


Each man seeks out purpose. Not every man finds it. In pursuit for purpose a man with something to die must value his life. Sometimes his value is not all there. At times his value is very little. His worth and value are often intertwined.


I have been this man.


Fallacy in value leads him to improper conclusions about what he should die for.


Some say fame. Others say fortune. Few mention glory.


A man who has no answer to these questions is an empty soul. This man is merely an empty shell. He is looking to inhabit his grave in life.

Pride is at the heart of what men die for. I cannot speak for women. Only men. Men who seek death often cling to life. There is an irony in this statement.


Having something to die for can lead you to extremism. At times this extremism brings fortune, fame, or glory.


This short-lived success can distract a man from truth. Fame, fortune, and glory are intoxicating. Just like alcohol.


Men with something to die for have short lives. They seldom leave legacies. They are too willing to die. Their endeavors are short lived. It does not matter if it is business, pleasure, or work.

Their time is always short.


Now you understand why I am this man no more.


SOMETHING TO LIVE FOR


Men who live for something cling to life. Often it is this hold on life which brings them close to death. They place themselves in positions which are precarious due to inaction or an overabundance of caution.


Each man seeks out purpose. Not every man finds it.

Not firing a gun when you are being shot at is an example of a man with something to live for. He would rather diffuse the situation than be a part of it. Sometimes this causes death. The police officers who took defensive positions at Sandy Hook, the Orlando LGBT massacre or the recent Texas mass shooting are examples of these men.


They hold on to life fiercely.


Their loyalty to live can compromise integrity. Self-preservation is a characteristic of these men.

These are the men who do not die. They do not quit. They do not give up. They are resilient. They often suffer.


Their selfishness is only excused when they transfer their will for themselves to their family.


Loyalty to family is the only societal excuse offered for selfishness. A man is expected to sacrifice and penalize others for his family. This is the definition of selfish (to do for yourself at the expense of others).


There are no negative connotations associated with men who place their individual families above others.


Many men with something to live for chose themselves over me. It is a common occurrence. Family is their shield. Seldom do they wield a sword.


I thought I could be this man. I am not this man.


SOMETHING TO KILL FOR


Men who kill conquer. Killing is not murder. Murder is never acceptable. Killing is the rightful action of defense.


Men who live for something cling to life. Often it is this hold on life which brings them close to death.

Soldiers in Ukraine are killing Russian soldiers. They do not murder them. There is no prison term sought for a solider of war who defends his country.


You recognize these men by their moral compass. Their values compel them to action. Often, they are men of principal. It can be difficult to convince them of alternatives. They can be seen as stubborn.


Men with something to kill for often follow through. Seldom do you see half measures. They are men of conviction. Many misjudge them as impulsive. These men are decisive. They act quickly. You cannot think much in a situation of life or death. Split seconds separate life and death. Men with something to kill for…kill.


They appear rash.


They are neither rash nor impulsive.


Men with something to kill for are sometimes wrong.


Everyone is wrong sometimes. The difference is most wait to be wrong. Men with something to kill for act in the wrong.


Unshakeable faith is their guidepost. Their lives are lived through harsh consequences. Whether they deal the consequences or receive them. It matters not. These are men of consequence.

These men are often remembered past their lives.


I am a man with something to kill for. I am a man of harsh consequence. My actions destroyed my first marriage, brought me untold success, and led me to indictment. I live with consequences which are harsh. There are no quarters for this type of man.


None are offered. None are given.


CAN A MAN BE ALL THREE?


Yes. It is not impossible. It is rare. Seldom does each question answer properly. If you are reading this, you should think on these questions.


The focus of this article is purpose. With no purpose a man can find no peace. There is no point to life without purpose. A man who holds no purpose is an empty shell.


Men with something to kill for often follow through. Seldom do you see half measures.

If you are yet to discover your purpose, you must fill yourself. Fill yourself with knowledge. The mind has an unquenchable thirst for knowledge.


FOCUS ON EFFORT NOT RESULTS


Money is one small component of life. You attract what you are. You do not attract what you attempt to be. You cannot become anyone. You simply are that person, or you are not that person.

Seek not ‘be’ but exist as you ‘are’.


Results take care of themselves. Concentrate on effort. Some call this the journey. Others call it the grind. Some call it the hustle. Whatever you choose to call it remember…


The effort is what matters. The results matter not.


I hope this helped you. Focus. You are succeeding because of effort. You are not succeeding because you discovered how to obtain results. The circumstances matter little. You are succeeding because of effort. Focus on your efforts. Do not focus on the results.


To Your Knowledge Success!


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1) The life of Christopher Knight Lopez a Professional Hustler turned International Best Seller and Published Author of “I Made It Then I Didn’t”.


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About Christopher: Christopher Knight Lopez is a Professional Hustler turned International Best Seller and Published Author of “I Made It Then I Didn’t”. Christopher has opened over 7 businesses in his 15-year career. Christopher’s purpose is to take advantage of various market-driven opportunities. Christopher is a certified Master Project Manager (MPM), and Accredited Financial Analyst (AFA). Christopher previously held his Series 65 securities license examination and was a Master Financial Planner (MFP). Christopher also held his General Lines — Life, Accident, Health & HMO. Christopher has managed a combined 286mm USD in reported Assets Under Management & Assets Under Advisement. Christopher has work experience in 33 countries, raised over 50mm USD for various businesses, and grossed over 13.0mm in his personal career. Christopher worked in the highly technical industries of: biotechnology, finance, securities, manufacturing, real estate, and residential mortgages. Christopher is a United States Air Force Veteran. Christopher has a passion for family, competitive sports, fishing, martial arts and advocacy for entrepreneurs. Christopher provides self-help classes for up-and-coming entrepreneurs. Christopher’s passion to mentor comes from belief that entrepreneurs need guidance. The world is full of conflicting information about entrepreneur identity. See more atwww.christopherklopez.com.

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