We ask for what we think we want from life, but rarely what life wants from us.
Life demands that we be who we are, that we answer the bell of our own call.
A true calling is never, ever a hobby. It is never, ever something to fall back on.
Falling back is slow death.
Like the actor that starts out with a love for theatre burned into her essence but decides to squeeze her love into a part-time hobby, which dies as time and reasons fade.
Or the musician whose soul is fused with music but wakes up one day to realize his love for music got lost in the business of music.
Your calling demands a full commitment!
As Goethe says, “Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back.
Concerning all acts of initiative and creation, there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred.”
Your calling demands a firm decision!
“A whole stream of events issue from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way.”
Your calling will find or forge a way, when you decide, commit, and act!
“Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.”
Do not look back! Do not fall back! Burn the friggin’ boats!
Jimmy Brandmeier: Be Who You Are, A Song For My Children