1. Become your life’s work.
That’s what it’s all about.
Listen to the deep voice inside you that you never listen to enough.
Monsignor Fulton J. Sheen. He used to say:
“We become what we love. If we love something inferior, we become inferior, but if we love what is noble, we will become noble.”
Application to your life:
If you become what your parents love, you will fail.
If you become what your friends expect of you, you will fail.
If you become what society expects of you, you will fail.
There is only one door to travel the road to happiness: do what you love.
Sometimes, the best answer is a question,
Who do you want to be in ten years?
2. Learn your game
You must be persistent.
You must put in the time and effort every day, or it will never work.
Don’t fool yourself by chasing what’s hot.
Please don’t do it all for the money.
The money will come when you get good at doing what you love.
And to make it more understandable, let me tell you this fable.
The three guests
Once upon a time, three strangers came to a farm and asked the owner if they could be given shelter because it was raining.
The farm owner said, “The three of you can come in.”
But one of the strangers said that only one would come in and that he would thank him with a gift of his gift.
So, the farm owner had to choose.
The first stranger had the gift of fame.
The second stranger had the gift of wealth.
And the third stranger had the gift of love.
The farmer consulted with his family, and his wife wanted fame; his mother-in-law wanted wealth. Still, his young daughter wanted love, and the farmer, who could deny his daughter nothing, chose the stranger with the gift of love.
When he made his decision known to the strangers, all three entered with their gifts.
The farmer, surprised, asked, “Didn’t you say only one would come in?”
One of the strangers replied, “Yes, and if you had chosen fame or wealth, they would have entered alone, but where love goes, we all go.”
Moral: where there is love, the rest will come.
3. Become a teacher
Let’s return to the question in point one: “Where do you want to be in ten years?
You have to answer and look for someone who has already gotten there.
Therein lies the key.
You need a mentor, and the best way to approach him is to think about what he needs more than what you need.
You have to give before you get. But believe me, if you sow, the harvest will be tremendous.
A virtual hug