Do you have a "job" or a Calling?
June 7th, 2016
Imagine if we got out of bed every morning with a sense of purpose knowing that wherever we were going, our presence was going to make a difference. When our work is in line with our soul and our higher vision, than our "job" is no longer a "job". It turns into a "joy".
I heard today that right before Monica Lewinsky was about to go on stage to give her inspirational Ted Talk, she froze. She was terrified and had thoughts of skipping out on the whole thing. Stepping back into the spotlight after the scandal and public humiliation she had endured for so many years, seemed overwhelming, just too much.
But, instead of sprinting out the back door, she looked down at her script upon which she had written in big, bold capital letters, “This Matters!”
And, in that moment, she realized she had no choice. She had to do it.
She knew her message was more important than her fear and that gave her the courage she needed. Once she shifted her perspective to her cause, her vision, her purpose, then brave action became the only option.
I believe that when we combine our creativity and what we love to do with compassion for humanity and service to others we get right to the heart of human happiness and human potential and we gain strength and courage we never knew we had.
When a reporter once asked Ghandi, "What's your message?", he responded,
“My life is my message.”
Everything he did in his life was in line with his larger purpose.
We can do this too. We can combine whatever it is that we love to do with a larger mission. We can take our music, our science, our paintings, our service, our product, our business, our ANYTHING and build a better world.
First, we need to find a cause, a mission, a stand, something that is so important that we would be willing to do whatever it took to LIVE THE MESSAGE.
Second, if we are not already doing what we love to do, we need to get on it! It may mean less money and status initially, but we need to look forward to going to work!
If we want to coach, we need to coach! If we want to design a clothing line, then we need to do that! If we can't do it right away, then we have to at least set the goal and make it top priority.
Once we combine our soul’s expression with a higher vision, money and status and significance are usually a by-product anyway. And if for some reason they are not, at least we spent our lives doing meaningful work that felt good and true and helped the world and made for one happy, fulfilling life.
homework is to ask ourselves:
How could we start changing the world right now doing what we love to do?
Have fun with this! Let's try to come up with 10 things!
That's what I was thinking about today.