In The War of Art, Stephen Pressfield said, “Our job in this life is not to shape ourselves into some ideal we imagine we ought to be, but to find out who we already are and become it.”
To find out who we already are and become it.
You know that feeling you have when you’re excited about what you have to do in a given day? And the feeling you have when you’re dreading it? That’s a sign of what your gift is. You want to do what you’re good at. It may be a certain task at work, a side hustle, a hobby, or a volunteer opportunity. You gravitate towards the things you enjoy.
And depending on how you view your surroundings, you’ll either see chances to make things happen or excuses not to.
What is your perception of the world around you? Do you see other people struggling or succeeding? Do you see friends or enemies? Do you see walls or doors?
In the book Meditations Marcus Aurelius said, “Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.”
You decide through your perspective what your truth is. See the opportunities, the avenues of growth, and the people who will help.
Find out who you already are. And become it.