I started reading “Ego is the Enemy” a few days ago and then came across this old daily attitude email.
“This is the true joy in life: Being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one, being a force of nature instead of a feverish, selfish little clod of ailments and grievances, complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy. I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community and, as long as I live, it is my privilege to do for it what I can. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.” – George Bernard Shaw
Does this describe you:
A mighty purpose….
A force of nature….
Or does this describe you:
A feverish, selfish little clod of ailments and grievances…
Complaining that the whole world will not devote itself to making you happy…
We all have the same opportunity to find our purpose. To clarify as best we can. To live it every day.
And when we do….
Our splendid torch, which we have a hold for the moment, will burn brightly before we pass it on to the next generations.
The beginning of the year is a great time to contemplate our purpose again and to pursue it with everything we’ve got.
Make it a great day.