Side Chat: A tough love smackdown

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A while back, I happened upon a quote as I was scrolling through Instagram that felt like a benevolent smack in the face (if there is such a thing):

“The true joy of life is being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; being thoroughly worn out before you are thrown on the scrap heap; being a force of nature instead of a feverish, selfish little clod of ailments and grievances, complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy.” –George Bernard Shaw

I mean, DAMN. That’s some deep wisdom and a sick burn rolled into one!

I immediately took a screenshot and told Kristen that we MUST talk about this quote on the podcast.

So, on this Magic 8-ball episode originally from August 2018, we’re breaking down this mic-drop moment by George Bernard Shaw and getting into…

  • Why your purpose doesn’t need to be impressive or seem purposeful to anyone else.
  • How you can be fulfilled without needing to feel like the most significant person in the room.
  • Why it’s critical for you to question the common definition of concepts like “success,” “enough,” and “impact.”
  • Why living a thoroughly good life is about taking small, daily risks, rather than big, flashy ones.
  • How to let go of feeling like a victim to your circumstances (and get off the endless loop of complaining).

After you listen, leave a comment below about this episode! We’d love to hear how this quote, and our breakdown, is resonating with you.

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