Your Life Purpose Is Not About You

Your life purpose is not about you. It can be about doing what you love, but that’s the easy way out. It’s the lazy way out.

Your life purpose is also about doing what you don’t love. It takes a different type of person to do what they don’t love. These people are actively living their soul purpose.

Your life purpose is about doing it because you have the drive for it. You have the energy for it. You have a knack for it. You have the heart for it. You have the guts for it. You have the brains for it. You have the will for it. You have the will to be loving, serving and healing, so you go where you are called to love, serve and heal. And I’m not talking about overseas travel.

And if you don’t have the drive for it, or the energy for it, or the knack for it, or the heart for it, or the guts for it, or the brains for it, then you won’t have the will for it. You will have no choice but to take the easy way out. You will have no choice but to be lazy about your life purpose.

Your life purpose is also about doing what you don’t love. It takes a different type of person to do what they don’t love. This is how you live your soul purpose.

Your life purpose is not about you.

Or, you can actively work on developing the drive for a life purpose that asks you to do what you don’t love. You can actively work on developing the energy for it, the knack for it, the heart for it, the guts for it, the brains for it, so that you create the will for it. This is the purpose of personal development.

Or, you can avoid developing the drive for it, the energy for it, the knack for it, the heart for it, the guts for it, the brains for it, so that you disengage your will for it. Or worse, you deplete your will for it.

This option means you leave yourself open to external forces pushing you in directions that cause you to do what you don’t love.  For example, you might lose your highflying job, so you end up getting the only work available: working at the local supermarket.

All is not lost.

You go to work in the supermarket, but while you’re there, you love, serve and heal.

When you are not lazy about living your life purpose, it doesn’t matter what you do.

You go to the office, and while you’re there, you love, serve and heal.

You clean the hotel rooms, and while you’re there, you love, serve and heal.

You build roads, and while you’re there, you love, serve and heal.

You look after your kids, and while you’re there, you love, serve and heal.

And while you’re there, you never know, but you might just learn to love it.

If laziness is a habit, then doing what you love will come natural to you. If laziness is not one of your habits, then doing what you don’t love will be less of a challenge.

Your life purpose is not only about doing what you love. The real challenge is to do what you don’t love. To go where you don’t want to go. To be the person you don’t want to be. There is more than one way to live your life purpose. Don’t be lazy about it. There are too many people in the world not living their purpose because they can’t do what they love, and there are too many people in the world living a lazy life purpose by doing what they love.

If you say you’re serious about your life purpose, then you can’t afford to be lazy about it.  So who’s going to do the hard work? Who’s ready to get their hands dirty? Who’s ready to do the real work?

Spiritual elitism is not a unifying force. Even though your life purpose is not about you, there is a part you must play. There is a part you should play. There is a part you have a duty to play. There is a part you are obliged to play. Make your choice. Play your part. Get on with it. Step up to your soul purpose. For humanity’s sake.

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About gailgoodwin

As an author, trainer and mentor, my purpose is to inspire vision, creativity and productivity in the business of life and the life of your business.
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One Response to Your Life Purpose Is Not About You

  1. A wonderful post, thank you..

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