By: Theresa Twogood
What do YOU really want in life? Or, what do YOU want out of life? The one’s that don’t understand the difference are what some would refer to as losers in the ‘game of life’. Most would agree and say; “that’s a shame”, wouldn’t you?
Most people don’t discover what they truly want in and out of life until it’s time to for them to die! Most would agree and say; that’s a shame”, wouldn’t you?
Most people spend the very best years of their lives watching television or doing things they dislike all together. An author described humanity by saying, “Most people die at twenty and are buried at eighty.” If you are one of these living zombies, most would agree and say; “that’s a shame”, wouldn’t you?
What do YOU really want in life? What is it that YOU will look back over and have pride in? The one’s that don’t understand the difference are what some would refer to as losers in the ‘game of life’. Most would agree and say; “that’s a shame”, wouldn’t you?
Some people struggle in answering such a question. When asked what they want or what their goals in life are, many are unsure and confused. They dillydally in their indecision, hardly giving any thought about what they want in life. People without definite goals are letting time pass them by and are letting their true happiness be put on hold! Most would agree and say; “that’s a shame”, wouldn’t you?
If you are undecided about what you want out of life, do not worry; do not lose your composure. There are many ways of discovering your true purpose in life.
To discover what YOU want in life, try looking deep into your heart. Oftentimes, people are ruled by logic. People live by what they think they SHOULD be or by what OTHERS would like for them to be. This discovery process is the perfect time to listen to your own heart. What your heart desires comes from the whispers of your ‘authentic’ or ‘Real self’. Your authentic self is the “real you’. The you, you may not be yet, but do not despair, you will get there if you listen to your heart and do not lose hope. If you would only understand, that God has a purpose for you to fulfill. Only YOU can do the job, are you then ready or do you need more time for indecision? The thing you enjoy the most is probably ‘IT’. When time stands still and nothing else even matters, that’s how it will feel once you have found ‘IT’. The one’s that never experience that feeling of accomplishment are what some refer to as losers in the ‘game of life’. Most would agree and say; “that’s a shame”, wouldn’t you?
Listen to your heart to be able to hear your authentic self. What your heart says usually feels right. What your heart desires is what you usually love to do and this represents your passion. Anything done with passion is like child’s play, where the task is accomplished without hesitation or effort. You pour out your very best and feel no pressure or resistance. No dead-lines or time tables! There are those who would remind you that only loser’s in the game of life are rushed and running out of time! Most would agree and say; “that’s a shame”, wouldn’t you?
You will totally enjoy doing things that are your passion. Setbacks, difficulties, and obstacles will make it more challenging for you, but should not deter you from pursuing your goals. God only allows these things to entertain you and to re-enforce what is true. Naturally, there may be barriers that may prevent you from reaching your goal, but your heart’s desire will find ways to overcome these barriers so that you may ultimately get everything you want in life and be able to laugh at the dopey obstacles you overcame.
Remember this: God supports people who are pursuing their passion and those who are pursuing their destiny. He is patient and ever watchful. He believes you will get there when the time is right. If only you had as much faith in yourself, the time would go by more quickly until the real passion in your life would boil up and introduce itself! However, if you never meet, some would say it’s the way things go for losers in the ‘game of life’. Most would agree and say; “that’s a shame”, wouldn’t you?
However, this does not mean that you don’t use your head. People are born with both the mind and heart. Your duty is to live your best life and be in harmony with your mind and heart. The poet Rumi wisely said, “Live completely in the head and you cannot feel the breath and rhythm of life. Live completely in the heart and you may find yourself acting like a love-struck fool with poor judgment and discipline. It’s all a matter of fine balance – the head and heart must forge a lifetime partnership if one wants to live a beautiful life”. A life full of passion and joy is what God wants you to have! To not obtain it would be the fate of the ones who lost at the ‘game of life’. Most would agree and say; “that’s a shame”, wouldn’t you?
Listen to your instinct-It was God who put it into you for a reason. Part of human nature is the mysterious and spontaneous reaction to and about things. Often times, these are called instincts. Your “real self’ drives your self communication and guides you via your instincts. Instincts are those gentle nudges that urge you to act and follow a certain path. Your role then, is to listen attentively. God, and all he wants for you, is waiting just around the corner-you may be able to reach it now, if only you would try again! It is liken to the childhood game of hide-and-go-seek! If only you weren’t so frazzled you would see the humor in this all! God does and he is smiling, just around the corner. There is a reason ‘they’ refer to all this as the ‘game of life’! The one’s that give up are what some would call losers in the ‘game of life’! Most would agree and say; “that’s a shame”, wouldn’t you?
Often times, we listen to what others say and allow them to run our lives. Parents often do this to their children. “We come from a family of doctors, so my son must also be a doctor.” How often do we hear this from parents who have good intentions for their children? Parents unconsciously block the true expression of their child’s real self and calling. Friends and critics will discourage you and point out the multitude of impossibilities of your dream ever coming true. Before heeding their advice, evaluate the accomplishments of the critics. Did they achieve their dreams? Do they dream big at all? When the prize is within reach, the cost becomes much less important. This will then be my mantra! God has a plan and I’m in it! Everything I do with ease, everything I enjoy, and what is at the very depths of me, is what I am to do and what God is waiting for me to understand. The one’s who say ‘the cost is still too high’, haven’t been close enough to the prize and are destined to end up losers in the ‘game of life’. Most would agree and say; “that’s a shame”, wouldn’t you?
Remember, it is your destiny that is in line, not your friends. It doesn’t mean, though, that you will not listen to what other people say. Hear them out just the same. Why? Because it is all part of the game silly! But the final decision should be and will be, yours. Those that allow others to permanently side track them are what some would call the loser’s in the game of life. Most would agree and say; “that’s a shame”, wouldn’t you?
There is only one thing to remember: Every person, to live truly and greatly, must define how he wants to live and what his brightest aspects of life will look like. Listen to your instincts and follow your heart’s desire. You will never go wrong. God is waiting for you just around the next corner. Don’t despair while you are this close to the prize! The cost is never “too much’ when you are trying to attain ALL that God has waiting for you! You are a part of “the’ big picture and therefore you are valuable not only to you and your loved ones, but also to God and His big picture! Reach just a bit further and it is there waiting for you to grasp and control it, it is the real you, standing there just around the corner with God, and grinning ear to ear! The one’s that don’t put in the extra effort are the ones that lose out of all God’s grace and rewards and end up as loser’s in the ‘game of life’. Most would agree and say; “that’s a shame”, wouldn’t you?
Theresa Twogood is Executive Director of OLIN e-Publishing Company- http://olin.tk -Denver Colorado-USA.
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