“Obligation” is one of those words that, when thrown our way, makes us want to cringe and scamper off in the opposite direction.
Being obligated to anything makes you feel like you had no choice … you just had to, whether or not you really wanted to. Which is why this week’s #ClarityGem is a little surprising …
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THIS WEEK, WE WANT YOU TO KNOW:
APPLY IT TO YOUR OWN LIFE:
It’s mind-blowing how many things we’ve bound ourselves to — things that we’ve taken on as reluctant duties in life. Our email inbox, our commute, the job that leaves us feeling empty, teams we can’t connect with, unrelenting schedules with no days off. Sure we don’t really like any of it … but that’s part of being an adult. We have no choice. We’ve got to suck it up, and just do it. It’s responsible.
No. A million times NO.
The only thing that you must do, that you truly have no choice about in life … is the requirement to discover your purpose and then live it.
Your inbox, commute, boring job, lackluster environment, and busy schedule are not why you’re here. And if these are the things you’ve obligated yourself to, at the expense of discovering your passion and purpose in life, then you have missed the point of life itself.
In fact, we’ll be bold enough to say that it’s not only your duty to discover your purpose, but it’s actually irresponsible to know how much you desire it … and do nothing.
Are you going to have to re-think your obligations? If you’re brave enough to admit to it (and you are!), come tell us.
WHAT #CLARITYGEMS ARE ALL ABOUT:
Sometimes it’s just better to avoid long blog posts and cut straight to the point!
Think of #ClarityGems as your weekly shake of the good ‘ole Magic 8 Ball … you never know what might bubble up and how it might be exactly what you need to hear today.
And instead of just a beautiful, inspirational, and shareable image (which is a nice start), we’re giving you some quick thoughts about how to interpret it … because inspiration without action is pretty, but kind of anti-climatic.
Tweet it, share it on Instagram, or forward it along to someone who needs to hear it today … and tag us (@ClarityonFire) to let us know how this Gem is inspiring you!
Kristen + Rachel