Bridget C. Williams
It’s fair to say that if you don’t know your purpose in life, you won’t be spending much time working on it. So what will you end up doing with your working time instead?
WORKING FOR OTHERS
As you work with/for other people, most likely you’ll be putting lots of effort into satisfying other people’s needs: your boss, your customers, your company’s investors, etc. Even in your free time, you’ll be working to fulfill the desires of advertisers who want you to watch TV and buy stuff. Again, not particularly satisfying, although you may be thrown a few bones by your benefactors, such as the “gift” of working on some interesting projects.
If you don’t know your purpose, the limit of the work you do for yourself will be stuck at NOT KNOWING WHERE I GO FROM HERE. Not particularly fulfilling spending your whole working life this way.
Your Heart. Your heart is your best tool to access your true purpose and passion Action. You can’t think your way into finding your life purpose; you have to do it.
If you don’t live on purpose, then you don’t even know how to set goals. Even when you think you’re being proactive, where are your goals really coming from?
Ultimately, they’ll come from your past conditioning, which means they’re coming from others. You set a goal to buy a new house or a new car, but if those goals aren’t driven by your own conscious purpose, then they’re really the bank’s and the car dealer’s goals for you, both of which are spending lots of money to get you to adopt them. Even if you want to advance in your career and make more money, there are many who want you to achieve that goal too, especially since it will allow you to spend more money and do more productive work. So whose goals are you working so hard to achieve? Sure you think you want all those things. You’ve been taught to want them by your owners.
For more information on this topic: Adjusting your Life Style Starting Over
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