Want to know what the greatest gift in the world is?
Even if you can’t see it right now, you have it.
Agency. The ability to act.
You have it.
I have it.
We all have it.
But it gets even better because we do not just have the power to act, after all a rat has that, and last time I checked rats had not accomplished too many big life goals. (Unless you count the one from the Disney movie, Ratatouille? But I digress.)
You have something the 8.7 million other species on this planet don’t have.
The power to think, plan and then act. In all the world we alone are given this greatest of gifts. I might even go so far as to call it our duty and purpose as human beings.
Acting with purpose to create the life we want is our raison d’etre. It’s literally what we are built for.
> Don’t like your job? Act.
> Sick of being out of shape? Act
> Want to start a side hustle? Act.
When life gives you struggles don’t whine that the universe is against you. It’s not! It has given you the tools, you just need to use them. Get active in your own rescue.
Break the problem down. Look into how others have tackled similar issues. Create a plan. Act.
Need more convincing? I’ve hit this theme before.
Every single day take action that moves you closer to your goal. It doesn’t have to bear fruit today, next week or next month. But eventually over time, with consistent action we can and will succeed. Plant the seeds and then reap the harvest.
“This is what we are here for.” -Seneca