What If You Don’t Know What You Want to Be?

Aka: What Does Your Future Hold?

“The nearest way to glory – a shortcut, as it were – is to strive to be what you wish to be thought to be.” Socrates

At this point, through my book and this website, I have shared my story with you. The exhilarating glorious ups, the terrifying nightmarish downs, and significant points in between. It’s reasonable to wonder why, what’s my angle? Why have I bared my heart and soul, gambled everything – What am I after?

Love.

Through Grace.

You may recall I’ve shared that at the age of 9, I vowed to myself the only way I was going to save myself was to save others.

Through what I think, say and do, my energy and the choices I make aids me in making sure each of us knows we are important and loved in all ways. Always! We are more important and more thoroughly loved than we can possibly understand.

I have often turned to Buckminster Fuller, for inspiration. Engineer, inventor, designer, futurist and more, Fuller is known as America’s “Leonardo da Vinci of the twentieth century.”

At times when things seemed lost and I wanted to give up, these are two of his messages that encouraged, inspired, and kept me going:

“Never forget that you are one of a kind. Never forget that if there weren’t any need for you in all your uniqueness to be on this earth, you wouldn’t be here in the first place. And never forget, no matter how overwhelming life’s challenges and problems seem to be, that one person can make a difference in the world. In fact, it is always because of one person that all the changes that matter in the world come about. So be that one person.”

“I’m not trying to counsel any of you to do anything really special except dare to think. And to dare to go with the truth. And to dare to really love completely.”

Looking forward, I visualize Fuller urging us with “Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.” and “There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly.”

I interpret these two statements to mean although our tools and technology seemed to have been created for the wrong reasons, it’s our choice! We can apply them in the right way for the right reasons – Love, through Grace!

From this perspective, Fuller’s words inspire me to imagine how things may be!

In summary, I’ve been in hot pursuit of fulfilling my vow to myself and I am satisfied with my journey. It’s been an adventure. An adventure of a lifetime!

Where has it led me?

Where do I go next?

To find out, visit here next week!

Until Next Time,
Joe

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