I’d like you to be happy. Not for the reasons you might expect, but because I know that when you’re happy, you’re doing what you were designed to do. You’re using your gifts. It’s incredibly satisfying. Look at a horse running through the fields when it’s got nowhere to go. Check how fast it runs when it’s got no reason to be in a hurry. A horse was born to run and knows it.
You can look anywhere in my books, my websites, my Facebook page or the audios of my workshops and you won’t hear one word about how you should treat yourself well, make yourself happy, put yourself first. Doing what you love is not about that.
It’s about a debt you owe to the rest of us. Figuring out what you love is about the only way you’re ever going to discover what you were born to do. When you enjoy doing something, that’s nature trying to tell you who you are and what you’re supposed to be doing.
And here’s a thought you might want to mull over: If you refuse to do what you love, it’s a sin. Yes, sin. In the old-fashioned sense of the word. I really mean that. If you’re a believer, God put a spark of genius in you, and neglecting it has to be a sin.
If you’re not a believer, Darwin put it there. 🙂 Well, I wanted to make you smile, but I actually meant it. You owe your gifts to the rest of us. That’s the swap for being given the gift of life. Our species has survived over and over because of some homo sapien’s cleverness.
Never, ever ignore your talent. You didn’t create it, it was a birthday gift from somewhere else. And a debt is a debt.
Nothing will satisfy you more than paying it.