“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”

I want to live in the moment while striving to make tomorrow's moments more promising. Although I am uncertain of where my life will lead me, I am sure that I want to make every moment that I share with others matter. I want to make everyone around me laugh, or at least smile, while staying true to myself. I always want to learn from others and at the same time help others better themselves.

Achieving this will require me to spend everyday of my life taking a chance on the playing field, not on the sidelines. I don't want to fear failure. I will be unafraid of chasing that one idea that has been dancing just out of my sight. I want to find my team. Build a company. And along the way, I want to share profits, time and effort with my community, and give to others some of the same opportunities that I have been so fortunate to have had myself.

I want to share my heart and life with the woman I love. Start a family. Be a hero to my children. I will show my friends how they inspire me everyday. I will invigorate my body and cater to my masochistic tendencies by finishing an Ironman-distance triathlon.

I will do all of these things instead of talking about them. And I will do them all while smiling and trying to make YOU smile along the way too.

— Rahul Advani