“First, have a definite, clear practical ideal; a goal, an objective. Second, have the necessary means to achieve your ends; wisdom, money, materials, and methods. Third, adjust all your means to that end.”
Grasp the dream, set the goal and then take action.
Carl Jung “The least of things with a meaning is worth more in life than the greatest of things without it.”
Aristotle “Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.”
Which is more important?
Giving to the world all of who you are.
Having the world give to you all that it can.
What has meaning to you? Giving of your talents, gifts, skills and strengths in an epic battle to make a difference or sitting back and waiting for things to fall into your hands?
Many people struggle everyday to find out what they were meant to do and to find meaning and purpose in their life. Many people seek financial rewards hoping that when they receive those rewards they will have achieved their purpose and often they find that the holes in their life are not smaller but larger. Many people follow the path of consumption medicating their spirit with new things only to find that the newness wears off after a few days and the immediate joy is gone only to be replaced with emptiness.
What are you doing that provides meaning and purpose in your life?
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore,
is not an act but a habit.”
Not only is excellence a habit that needs to be developed so are other aspects of our lives. Each postive aspect needs to be nurtured and developed so that it is a habit. It might be integrity, character, honesty, charity, or authenticity, any of these can be cultivated and grown. The question might be do we attempt to do those things that improve our soul. Do we spend enough time developing significance or do we spend our time perfecting success? What is more important to you success or significance?