Today I am sat in my good friends property seminar. It is a full two days of a property buying ‘system’ that can catapult attendee’s to financial freedom in rapid time. Of course, they have to follow the blueprint. You needn’t worry (and I am sure you aren’t) this is not a blog that is about to sell you a property. And neither is it a post about financial freedom. I blog about the mind and life.
But I am a mind mentor to the group. I remove their obstacles that may be the stumbling block to living the life they truly desire.
This morning, in the break, one young man of the group came and asked me a question albeit it was worded different, that a fair few folk ask. He is just 25 years old; a young gun. I admire that he is learning so much at a young age. It will hold him well-if he applies it, which I am sure he will.
His question? Oh yes. Here it is.
“Robert, if you could fly back into my body now and be me, what is the first thing, the first strategy you would learn or apply to be successful, happy and fulfilled?”
Usually, I pause when people pose me questions. I like to absorb what people ask. But I fired back at him immediately.
“Discover what you love to do, your purpose” was my reply.
To me, this is the very first step. If you can discover this everything else will fall into place. Your enthusiasm will flow through your spirit naturally and so will your willingness to develop a strong belief, rock solid self-confidence. And an automatic tendency towards self-discipline and a tenacity to see things through; setting goals and taking the actions necessary also becomes easier and those obstacles appear smaller when they arise. These are some of the crucial ingredients to success, as I am sure you are well aware. Maybe some of you are already applying them.
Now, I am not saying that you will never find success, happiness or fulfillment if you aren’t living your life on purpose and with purpose. I am just emphasizing the point that your ‘work’ becomes far more enjoyable and easier when you do. Why? Because it doesn’t feel like work at all.
The second advantage of doing what you love is I find the money automatically follows. When it is not the number 1 focus, but rather serving a purpose (That serves your fellow human beings) is your priority, wealth seems to follow you. It is certainly what I have found to be true for me and others who I have studied and spoken to.
Again, I am not saying that having money as your number 1 goal means in any way you will not attract it. On the contrary, I had it as my main goal once upon a time and I earned way beyond the target I set. Yet I was never truly fulfilled or at least I didn’t feel that way. That’s why when I left, people called me nuts, amongst other things, for discarding such a well paid job.
But eventually, it was well worth it. And I probably have another 30 years left in me…doing what I love to do.
So are you doing what you love to do? Are you living your life on purpose and with purpose? What excites you? What are you passionate about? What would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail?
Ask yourself these questions. Put them to your subconscious mind before you sleep. Be open to the answers you might receive. Keep asking until you find the answer. Your heart will know when you do.
Think about it, the vast majority of your life will be spent at ‘work’. It makes sense does it not, to be spending that time doing what you love?
Success without happiness and fulfillment is not true success, is it?