In writing his book, “Move or Die,” author Chris Carlisle wanted people to realize that although they may be stuck, they just need a nudge to set them in motion to reach their potential at any age.
“People are always coming up against walls in life which they think are trying to stop them,” he told KPHO-TV. “However, those walls really aren’t trying to stop you; they’re there to see how much you really want something.”
A former strength and conditioning coach for the Seattle Seahawks, Chris said there are three types of people in life:
- Successful people who won’t be stopped by anything.
- People who are comfortable working to build someone else’s dream.
- People who are stuck and want to move on, but don’t know how. He said he wrote his book for this group.
“When you find your passion and understand who you are, then you can live your passion and push through those hard times,” he explained.
It’s also essential that people associate with others who want them to grow and get better rather than seeking ways to bring them down.
“Al Capone once said he’d rather have four quarters than 100 pennies,” said Chris. “He was talking about people who will tell you the truth you need to hear.”
Because everyone is given special gifts and abilities, that means we are all better at something than most other people.
“You have to find out what those abilities are and follow that passion in your heart,” he added.
Chris’ interview with KPHO-TV can be viewed at www.azfamily.com.
His book, “Move or Die: Creating a Game-Plan from Stuck to Significance,” is available at Amazon.
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After closing his business and enduring several painful years of uncertainty regarding what to do with his life, Greg founded Forward From 50 to help men and women over 50 to live more purposeful lives by pursuing things they are passionate about. A Wisconsin native, Greg currently lives in Arizona.