Tyler: Gandhi said that whatever you do in life will be insignificant, but it’s very important that you do it because nobody else will.
–Remember me, 2010.
We all have a purpose (a calling) in life.
We come here to do something that no one else will.
Perhaps you haven’t found it yet.
Perhaps you know, but you pretend you don’t. You play it safe.
Perhaps it scares the hell out of you, so you ignore it. Or every time that thing crosses your mind, you just recite a couple of handy excuses to put it aside. “In September.” “In three years.”
Imagine that in a cold morning you are craving for a hot coffee so you go to Starbucks and you say to the barista, “Hey, I want a hot black Americano. Sweetened, please. I’ll pick it up in three years”.
So that morning you had a thought (you wanted a hot coffee); however, you finally decide to receive it several years later.
Doesn’t this feel awkward to you?
You are sending a message to the Universe that that coffee–your calling–doesn’t matter.
Perhaps you wait to do something until you have it all figure out. Let me tell you, you definitely won’t, because you’ll never know everything. One learns in the process.
Several weeks ago I realized I’d been postponing a huge calling.
Even though I had (and have) a quite busy schedule, I ended up asking the one million dollars question.
“Does this matter to you now?”
“Have you all figured it out?”
“What steps should be taken? How long will take me to accomplish this?”
So I took my calendar and I scheduled time in my morning routine to do the tasks in order to accomplish my calling, my goal.
Remember: Take action. Even if each step seems insignificant to you. Everything you do matters.
Keep also in mind that during the first weeks, maybe you’ll need to reeschedule or adjust some tasks, and it’s okay. The important thing here is that your ‘wanting something’ turned into ‘making a decision’ turned into ‘doing’.
Every week, review the progress you’ve made on your goal, and celebrate!
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