You can do it if you try is the mantra I’ve known my entire life. Most of our failures are from lack of trying, feeling inadequate, tending to focus on our limitations. While everyone has limitations, everyone also has something they can do well. The key to success is finding your true passion, what do you truly love to do?
I couldn’t answer this question until recent years. I simply didn’t know what I wanted to do with my life. I had went college, graduated, yet still had no true passion. I was good in corporate America, but not really happy. I did the job just to get money for survival but felt pretty miserable, even though I was making a significant income.
So how could I achieve greatness, what was I doing wrong? After careful consideration, I realized I was doing great financially but not achieving greatness. I used to think having money meant success, wow I was such a fool. I know now because of many extremely rich people have committed suicide, even though they had all the things money could buy.
What was I missing? I had material gain, high-rise apartment (26th floor), expensive cars and lots of women, yet I was still not satisfied. I wasn’t satisfied because I was letting others of the world determine and define my success for me, instead of seeking true success and happiness.
No matter how much success we achieve in this world, it’s very temporal. Even if I amassed a trillion dollars and lived to be 100 years old, then what? What would happen if I died today, yes I amassed all these things but then what? Someone else will have all the things I amassed, and then what.
Life cannot simply be about things, money and wealth. There has to be more, because what will happen if you lose all the things you amassed in one day? One day that will happen, you will pass from this life and someone else will enjoy all those things you amassed and valued so greatly. Mostly, they will not thank you and then run threw all that money in a few months. Took you 60 years to accumulate, yet only 6 months to eliminate. Then what?
Some spend their entire life chasing money, yet still never reach true joy that only comes from one source. You can’t buy the source and the the source could care less how much money you have, because it will be worthless when it’s all said and done. The source doesn’t need your money, only your service. Are you serving money or serving the source of where your money comes from?
Money comes and goes, time and service is all you really have. What are you using your time for? There are 168 hours in a week, are you using your time thanking your source or spending your time trying to get more and more. You have one life, one chance to get it right. Will you live a life of constantly pursuing money or constantly pursuing the source? The choice is yours as the source (God almighty) will supply everything you will ever need. So you made it, what now?