“The whole secret of a successful life is to find out what is one’s destiny to do, and then do it.” ~ Henry Ford
Ah yes. Indeed. ‘Tis so.
I won’t pretend I can tell you how. How often spans the better part of a lifetime and usually involves most things and their opposite, for example: listen to yourself – listen to Life; own your strengths – now your weaknesses; sit still – move; dream – do; connect – retreat.
The only thing I think I would venture to say about the how – without a laundry list of conditions and qualifications – is: it will require courage in all the right places. (And I mean that not just for the ‘and then do it’ part – but equally for the ‘find[ing] out what is one’s destiny to do’ part.) And that’s about as helpful from the practical perspective as Ford’s remark, even if it is also true.
But it actually doesn’t matter that I can’t give you a script to follow and you can’t give me one. Because it is enough to remember what we’re looking for. What we’re going for.
The whole secret of a successful life is to find out what is one’s destiny to do, and then do it. Don’t forget!