Live for your purpose
by Not Stated
"If you were meant to cure cancer or write a symphony or crack cold fusion and you don't do it, you not only hurt yourself, even destroy yourself. You hurt your children, you hurt me, you hurt the planet. You shame the angels who watch over you and you spite God Almighty, who created you and only you with your unique gifts, for the sole purpose of nudging the human race one millimeter further along its path back to God."
Stephen Pressfield, The War of Art
As soon as I saw this quote, I was at a low point in my life. When I read it, it reminded me that it is foolish to wallow in self-pity and complain about how bad things are. Life is hard, but if we all work together and do our best, we can make it more than merely a getting-by existence.
I printed this out and tacked it to my cube, and my coworkers stopped by and told me how much it meant to them as well.
April 18, 2008Posted by:
Thanks for submitting your quote. It is a good one.
Some people might feel a little overwhelmed when they first read that and think, "I don't know what my gift is." The great thing is you don't need to. You just need to keep exploring what interests you. As you explore, new doors and opportunities will open for you. And, just possibly during that exploration, you'll end up doing something amazing like finding a cure for cancer. You don't have to start out looking for that cure though. You just start by exploring what interests you and following where that leads you.
You also grow along your journey because each new experience will provide you with new things to explore within yourself. There will be emotions, thoughts, and valuable lessons all gained from every new experience along your journey which will make you grow as a person. This ends up giving you even more skills to keep exploring the world around you and within you.
Definitely let's all work to make the world a better place in any way we can.