So you want to be successful. For What Purpose? When I first heard that question I said, "You've got to be crazy, to have a lot of money. What else?" This was quickly followed by question, For What Purpose?
I have to tell you that I went dead silent. My mental wheels were spinning. My eyes glazed over into what can best be described as a "thousand yard" stare.
Until that point in time I hadn't really considered what was my purpose for anything. I thought I knew "why" of what I was doing with my life. I was working to support my family. That's "why" I had a job. But there was always statement quietly running in back of my mind "...there had to be more to life than this."
Then it hit me. I was thinking and talking about DOing in my life and not BEing. You and I are called Human Beings, not Human Doings, and yet "do-ing-ness" was direction that I had learned to travel. From where did that come?
As I looked at my life I discovered that there were thought patterns that had been with me for as long as I can remember. They were so rooted in my mind that they all but transparent. And it was those patterns brought into realization through my words and outer activities that were in charge. No wonder I thought that "..there had to be more to life than this."
Let me tell you, right here and now, that I didn't come from a dysfunctional family. I wasn't born into poverty, nor with a "silver spoon". I wasn't abused as a child. My family loves me and it shows in a thousand ways. There was nothing "wrong" with me.
I write these words so that you will KNOW you don't have to have had a "horrible" childhood and/or life to date to pick up these now transparent patterns. Regardless of your background it is patterns you have picked up and held tightly together, running in background, that are roadblocks you see in here and now which prevent you from being who you want to be; Doing what you want to do: Having what you want to have.