“While trust is important for building a successful business, trusting ourselves is even more important, especially when it comes to our life’s work. Avoid allowing others, no matter who they are, to coerce you into pursuing a business that does not suit you or give you pleasure. Geniuses are people who follow their bliss. They must be who they are and do the work that thrills their soul – anything else is painful, since souls are not machines but spiritual beings on a mission of self-evolution and expression. The Bhagavad Gita states, “It is better to discharge one’s own work, even if faulty, that another’s work perfectly.” The importance of being true to oneself has been taught throughout time.
Sometimes, as a stopgap measure, we need to take work that is not what we really like, but this can yield a blessing. We can use the opportunity to learn something about this type of work and can develop a good attitude about service. Whatever our work, it’s most important to be enthusiastic about it while performing it with love, all the while keeping in mind that our real work is giving and receiving love, not stuff – not things made of molecules – or power over others.”
Terry Cole-Whittaker, in “Live Your Bliss”
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