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Guest post by Mr. Self Development.
Everything that exists has a purpose. My computer has a purpose, my shoes have a purpose, my watch has a purpose, if I had a dog, he or she would have a purpose, and most importantly, you have a purpose.
You showed up on this planet for a reason. Maybe you showed up to sing, or to dance, or to teach, or to write, or to entertain, or to act, or to talk, or to cook, or to paint, or any other thing, but you showed up for a reason. There’s a purpose that you came here to fulfill. Don’t “sell out!”
In other words, don’t settle for a life of doing a mundane job that you’re not passionate about. You only live once, you must live your life to the fullest; you must die empty.
Don’t buy into the thinking that it’s too hard to become a singer or whatever else you’re passionate about. It’s exactly that thinking that will make it appear like an impossible task, and your perception will become your reality.
Yes, it will take work; you and I both know that anything worth achieving is going to take a ton of work, but we also know that it will be worth it in the end.
Everyone is born a diamond in the rough; we just need to be uncovered. The truth is, if anyone else can succeed in this world, so can you. No one is any better than you.
So don’t sell out! No matter how long it takes, I don’t care if it takes the next 45 years; you owe it to your creator and to yourself to live out your intended purpose.
You will never be truly happy until you’re doing what you were created to do. Yes, you may be able to settle and push your feelings of dissatisfaction to the side, but there’s nothing like the exhilaration of doing what you love and watching others benefit from it. Even if you never make a dime from it…the joy of doing what you love is priceless.
Don’t “sell out” because you’re afraid of how much work it will take
Even natural-born hunters like lions must spend years practicing before they’re any good. It’s definitely going to take a lot of work to live your passion. Probably many hours for many years, but when you’re doing what you love, you’ll enjoy it, and you’ll work hard to ensure that it doesn’t take you forever to succeed.
Don’t “sell out” because you’re afraid of how much time it will take
You’ve probably heard the story of the guy who wanted to be a doctor, but was unwilling to go back to school for eight years. When asked by his friend why he wasn’t going to fulfill his dream of becoming a doctor he said, “I would love to become a doctor, but I would have to go back to school for eight years, and in eight years I’m going to be 40 years old! His wise friend responded, “Well, how old will you be in eight years if you don’t go back to school?”
The point is the years will go by, the time will pass, you will eventually get into your future; make sure you arrive there having accomplished what you were created to accomplish. So what if it takes you a little longer than normal, so what if you succeed at 60 instead of 16, will it matter at 60? No. The only thing that will matter is if you sold yourself short, if you settled for mediocrity when you were born for greatness.
Don’t “sell out” because you’re afraid you’ll fail!
You will eventually succeed. If you work in an area you’re passionate about and give your best, you will eventually experience success.
In conclusion, do what you were created to do, even if you must do it while you’re working your “9-5” job, with seven kids, a dog, and a hamster. Make the time; nothing is more important. The world needs what you have, and the world is waiting for you to be manifested. Success will be yours when you do!
This guest post was written by Mr. Self Development. Please support Mr. Self Development by subscribing to his blog. Mr. Self Development is a motivational author who offers a practical guide to success and wealth.
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