How can we make life less to do about performance and more about fulfillment?
What? Isn’t it all about landing the next project? Getting the next client? Writing the next blog post? Making more money? Hosting the next fabulous dinner party?
Help! Unplug me.
Recently the pastor in the church I often attend was talking about how our lives are all about performance here on earth. Then, there was the sad untimely passing of Robin Williams, indisputably a comic genius. Maybe it’s the point on the path in life that I’m on that makes certain words (messages) and sad events (dying) more relevant.
If we believe our lives don’t begin and end on earth then even the statement credited to Dr. Wayne Dyer supports both things like my pastor’s message and peoples deaths:
“I am a human being, not a human doing. Don’t equate your self-worth with how well you do things in life. You aren’t what you do.”
Yet many of us continue to act this way, the doing way, me included. It’s not necessarily a more introvert or extrovert thing other than as an introvert myself, this is my view of the story.