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Doing What You Love

--by Barbara Sher (Apr 05, 2004)


You should be doing what you love.

What you love is as unique to you as your fingerprints. You need to know that because nothing will make you really happy but doing what you love. Just look at people who are actually living their dreams. You can see a calm focus in their eyes and patience in their actions. They know they're in the right place, doing the right thing.

What you love is what you are gifted at. Only love will give you the drive to stick to something until you develop your gift. That's the way really big things get accomplished in this world -- by people no different than you and I who know what they want and put everything they've got behind it.

If you don't know what you want, you can't get out of the starting gate -- and that's discouraging. But you're not alone. Recent figures show that as many as 98 percent of Americans are unhappy in their jobs. And it isn't only financial considerations that keep them where they are; they simply don't know what to do instead. What you may have thought was your private little nightmare turns out to be heartbreakingly common.

Well, I have a surprise for you. You do know what you want.

Everybody does. That's why you feel so restless when you can't find the right track. You sense there's some particular work you are meant to be doing. And you're right. Einstein needed to formulate theories of physics, Harriet Tubman needed to guide people to freedom, and you need to follow your original vision. As Vartan Gregorian said, "The universe is not going to see someone like you again in the entire history of creation." Each of us is one of a kind. Every living person has a completely original way of looking at the world, and originality always needs to express itself.


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On Jan 4, 2008 Audrey wrote:
I love this, Doing what I love. This has really inspired me. I am one of those who is not happy with my job. My dream is to work with charity organisations that is to help the orphans, elderly, Aids victims, poor and hungry. I wish to work anywhere around the world. I want to impact peoples lives. I have tried to apply to NGOs in this country without success. When ever I hear of people helping others, my heart leaps. I have a passion for the job.
If there are any good samaritans willing to help me join NGOs of charity organisation please contact me. You will have helped me to make my dream come true.

Thank you and be blessed.

Keep inspiring.


On Jun 10, 2007 Timoteo wrote:
I believe that we have to be really free.Inside we are not really free.We are conditionned.Even though we pretend to be free, in fact we are not free.This is the reason why we do not even realize our pressure, our strain, our tension and our struggle.Thanks God, you and me we can be free indeed.We can think and know what we think.We can abandon the habit of competing and comparing with others.We can know what we want and love.We can know genuine happiness in doing and loving what we want and love from within ourselves.IF THE SON SET YOU FREE, YOU WILL BE FREE INDEED!