No one gets to decide your purpose but you. No one else’s opinion about your purpose really matters.
It might seem crazy what you are attempting right now — but that’s your decision alone to make. That is the incredible power you have. You get to decide the course of your destiny.
You get to pick your future. You get to decide what happens next.
That’s especially empowering to remember because you can feel powerless some days. As if you don’t have a purpose.
As if the purpose you have isn’t worth pursuing.
If you’re not careful, you can spend valuable weeks, months, or even years paralyzed by the opinions of other people who believe that your purpose doesn’t really matter.
That it’s not big enough or important enough to pursue with every ounce of your being.
And you might be convinced to agree with them.
“BUT FOR A MOMENT, TAKE A STEP BACK AND THINK ABOUT EVERY GREAT BREAKTHROUGH IN HISTORY. SOMEONE TOLD THAT PERSON THAT THEIR IDEA WAS CRAZY. THAT THEIR PURPOSE WAS UNIMPORTANT AND INCONSEQUENTIAL. THAT THEY WOULDN’T MAKE IT. THAT THEY SHOULDN’T TRY. ON AND ON AND ON AND ON.”
History is littered with the opinions of people who are 100% committed to convincing you that your purpose is a joke. And that you shouldn’t waste a moment trying.
Which is why you have to be stubborn enough to pursue your purpose anyway.
You can’t back down just because everyone else thinks you’re crazy. You can’t stop just because you don’t see quick results.
You can’t abandon your purpose just because you’re not sure if it’s going to be worth it.
You get to decide how you spend your time. You get to decide your purpose. Don’t waste even a moment believing that you’re not worth it.
Pursue your purpose for now, right now.