Many people mistake their job or what they do for their Purpose. Purpose is about your preferred state of being or how you prefer to feel emotionally at any moment. Unfortunately, if we have a large ego investment in our success, we risk our mental and physical health and also the health of others. We work overtime to maintain our image as a model executive, manager or employee . We allow our ego to become involved in a struggle for acceptance as we strive to perform our duties and get ahead financially, in title or stature.
Focusing on material success causes us to lose sight of the balance that is important to our physical and mental health. We are out of balance when we fail to nurture our souls with love, compassion, and sharing. It seems the more our attention is focused on success, the greater chances are of experiencing personal crisis.
When we broaden our definition of success, we become more balanced in our thoughts, emotions, and in selecting our priorities. This may mean that our success is not measured in terms of external rewards but in terms of self-discovery and inner peace. If we understand our Purpose in life, our place of employment is an ideal evenironment to make a difference in the lives of others while also feeling fulfilled.
THE ONLY COMPETITION IN LIFE IS YOURSELF,
EVERYONE ELSE IS HERE TO HELP YOU REALIZE IT.