The key to living a fulfilling life

When asked what Seth Godin saw as his greatest success in life he said, “Opening doors for people who will open doors for people.”

What would you say your greatest success in your life is?

Think smaller.

Why do you do what you do every day?

How much of our time is spent making choices so people will like us? Affirm us?

Not Seth. Want to interact with him? You can’t. His Twitter and Facebook link to his daily blog posts. You can email him if you want to, but no promise he will reply.

Like his stuff? He says go out and pay it forward. Make a difference in someone else’s life.

Be a person who opens doors for people so they can open doors for people.

Seth doesn’t need my affirmation or yours. He isn’t thinking about how to make himself feel good. He just shows up each day ready to give something useful to the world. His blog is simple. No pictures. No comments. His posts short but full of depth. Never fluffy. He doesn’t waste his time or mine.

I imagine he is motivated by knowing he is making a difference in the world exponentially when the person he touched reaches forward to the next person instead of back to him.

How do you or I do that? How do we make a difference in the world?

By being the best version of ourselves.

Do your calling. Love your life.

What that looks like is different for each of us, and that’s the beauty of life. There is nothing new under the sun. What is fresh and new is the way you interpret life and interact with others.

Be you. You do you better than anyone else.

I have a friend who writes beautiful poetic words. She pours painstakingly over each sentence and when she releases them to the world, they dance, and twinkle and make hearts happy.

When I try and write like her, it stinks, and I’m miserable. I need to be authentic. Genuine. Me.

That’s what integrity is. Being the same person on the inside that you are on the outside.

The key to living a fulfilling life is to be you. The world has enough of Seth Godin, enough of my writer friend and enough of me. Who do you want to be? What’s stopping you from being that person?

What the world needs is you.
Genuine. Authentic.

When we do that, I think we are the happiest, encourage those around us, and bring God glory in the process. Your uniqueness and authenticity are valuable. Go do you!


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