Weekly Intention: Accepting
“Your purpose in life is to find your purpose and give your whole heart and soul to it.” – Gautama Buddha
This week’s question is “How… can you take pride in your life’s work, today?”
So, let’s start by defining ‘life’s work…’
1. The work that is important to you.
2. The work that is special to you.
Let’s continue by defining ‘take pride…’
1. To feel good about something.
Ex: She feels good about her life’s work. She takes pride in it.
Ex: She enjoyed making a difference. She took pride in it.
It’s very simple.
How can you take pride in your “life’s work,” today?
- Distinguish your life’s work, today.
What is special to you?
- Take action! Make a Choice!
- Feel good about it. Find a way!
Ask yourself, “How can I take pride in my life’s work, today?”
Then live from the question and see what unfolds…
What is your life’s work?
For some people, the work they do for a paycheck is not their “life’s work,” but it is responsible and it is usually connected to their life’s work. For others, the work they do for a paycheck is their life’s work, at least partially and for others, still… the work they do outside “conventional” work is their “life’s work.” For instance, a person might consider a creative project, a philanthropic project, a relationship, a family, or a community…their life’s work, in any given moment. As such, a person can take pride in their life’s work, by taking action around these things, daily and feeling good.
It’s a moment to moment, thing.
Your “life’s work” can change daily. It can ebb and flow, as long as it’s “inside” a deep and genuine commitment. How do you know it’s your life’s work? Ask yourself, “is it special to me?” If so, take action!
Whether you’re feeding a family, feeding yourself, eating healthy, meditating, quitting smoking, exercising, cleaning your room, or taking a shower…it’s work. Take pride in it. Feel good about it.
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