I have been writing motivational material for several years now, but have been reading it for decades. I know, I do not know everything, but looking out at life, I can clearly see that many of our problems are tied to people with their own agenda, and no regard for others.
A ton of well meaning folk are chasing their own agenda, regardless what falls in their wake. We take from others, hoard, fear that we will not get “ours,” and compromise our present moment sense of peace, waiting for some BRASS RING.
I DO NOT BELIEVE ANY SPECIFIC CONDITION WILL BRING US HAPPINESS. TRUE JOY COMES FROM LIVING YOUR PURPOSE!
Unfortunately, and at the risk of much criticism, I feel I must say, some of the ills of this world can be tied to those GURUS & MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKERS, that strongly advocate for relentlessly following your dream AT ANY COST!
The REAL SECRET to PURE JOY, is to involve yourself in what you love, what you have a natural talent & inclination for, work at a pace that is comfortable, and let “WHAT WILL BE; BE”.
While it IS necessary to have a GOAL, to point you in a direction, your JOY should not be tied to an OUTCOME, but to THE ENDEAVOR ITSELF! This way, you are never disappointed!
By living with expectation of a destination, we surreptitiously discount every moment we experience waiting for some future moment that may usher in the panacea for all of our ills. This leaves us always looking forward and missing the scenery we are riding by now. From that end, life is endlessly tentative.
To truly savor the flavor of living, we need to be present in the present, with our eyes clearly fixed on where we are, performing the activities that we have a penchant for, and let the chips fall where they may!
The Journey IS the Destination.