What is your journey of purpose? To find out, you will have to follow your heart and not be forced into living a life that others think you should live.
In this video, you are encouraged to defy convention and think for yourself and follow your heart to create the life YOU want.
The Journey Of Purpose
You can’t connect the dots looking forward. You can only connect them looking backward. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect to your future.
You have to trust in something, your gut, your destiny, life karma, whatever. Because you believe that the dots will connect down the road will give you the confidence to follow your heart, even when it leads you off the well-worn path. And that will make all the difference.
What would you like to do if money were no object? How would you really enjoy spending your life?
Well, it’s so amazing that as a result of our kind of education system crowds of students say, “Well, we’d like to be painters. We’d like to be poets. We’d like to be writers. But everybody knows you can’t earn any money that way.”
Another person says, “I’d like to live an out-of-doors life and ride horses.” If you say that getting money is the most important thing, you will spend your life completely wasting your time.
You’ll be doing things you don’t like doing in order to go on living. That is, in order to go on doing things you don’t like doing – which is stupid.
It is better to have a short life that is full of what you like doing than a long life spent in a miserable way. And after all, if you do really like what you are doing – no matter what it is – you will eventually become a master of it.
To Master Something, You Must Really Want It
The only way to become a master of something is you are really willing and want it. And you’ll be able to get a good feel for whatever it is.
But, it’s absolutely stupid to spend your time doing things you don’t like, in order to go on doing things you don’t like, and spending time doing those things you don’t like.
You will then be teaching your children to follow the same track. It’s therefore so important to consider this question: What do I desire?
Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma, which is living with the results of other people's thinking.
Don’t let the noise of the opinion of others drown out the noise of your inner voice. And most importantly, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.
They somehow already know what you truly want to achieve. Everything else is secondary.
You’ve got to find what you love. And that is as true for work as it is for your loved ones.
Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.
That could be being a writer, a painter, or being an entrepreneur and having your own business.
If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking and don’t settle until you find it. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.
And like any great relationship, it gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking. Stay hungry. Stay what most people will think of as “foolish”.
The video and this blog post were based on the inspiring and uplifting words of two people who challenged the normal way of thinking: Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple Computers, who pioneered a series of revolutionary technologies, including the iPhone and iPad, and Alan Watts, renowned thinker and author of nearly thirty books including The Way of Zen.
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