3331437207_86c053b95aROOSEVELT said – “It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat.”

It is not the obvious path, nor the familiar one, which gets your blood pumping. A life full of passion and fulfillment is not about you. What I mean is, usually our calling in life has very little to do with personal needs, and a lot to do with, making a difference for others. Our actions and non-actions have an impact in the world. When we choose to do nothing and stay clean, it gets us in a state of frustration, “We ought to, yet we don’t”. When we put our fears and expectations behind and we choose to take full responsibility to create a better world for our self and others {regardless how dirty the work is} the whole world moves forward. That is fulfillment.

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