Passion, Purpose & the Pursuit of More
Everything, a horse, a vine, is created for some duty. For what task, then, were you yourself created?
A man’s true delight is to do the things he was made for.
~ Marcus Aurelius
Some of us ask for answers. Some wander. Most wish for things to happen to them; for them. We are, in fact, all designed for great things. We were born with a purpose. Passion lies within each of us; it just lies latent with so many who are waiting. All this goodness is hardwired in us when we arrive here. So what takes us so long to do something about it? Why do we wait?
Almost everyone I know talks about wanting more. More time, more money, more sleep, more travel, more substance… more. What I have found, and have been incredibly guilty of in the past, is that we aren’t prepared to make the effort required to get to more. We have the gifts but don’t apply them. We have the burning passion, but can’t get past the fear of rejection. We dare to dream the dream, but fail to execute it. We want to be seen as working for a purpose, unless it takes more work than we are willing to invest. For some, this giant pause is born of laziness, for others it is the delta of the unknown.
I can tell you, first hand, that you do not get to more without giving all of yourself. You can’t give halfway and get all the way there. If you are fortunate enough to know what your purpose is, or have a passion that makes you heart swell, I encourage you to put your all into it. Wishing for more is meaningless if you are not willing to invest your whole heart, all of your energy, make sacrifices, and risk failure to create that fulfillment.
Whether it is purpose you are seeking, or a passion you have kept at bay… set it loose. It is already in you, you are designed to accomplish it and you have a duty to share that gift with the world.