I love this quote on which Mark J insists:
The meaning of life is to find your gift, your bliss. The purpose of life is to give it away.
You do this by:
being true to your own nature.
Doing so is easier for me since my reading of Og Mandino’s scroll IV (« I am nature’s greatest miracle »), especially the following quotes: « I place my uniqueness on display in the market place. I proclaim it, yeah, I sell it. I begin now to accent my differences; hide my similarities. »
This is the process by which I can be a self directed thinker.
In fact, this idea is of course present since the beginning of the MKE course, when each one of us was to draft her or his definite major purpose, ignoring each and every limitation that we may perceive from our environment.
It is also present in this great method for being successful at work: acting as the hedgehog rather than the fox. Concentrating on what you are good at and what is a good leverage to your business results, rather than trying to cover everything and thereby being ineffective. I find this particularly difficult, perhaps because I don’t easily accept that I have limits or time constraints, and I want to believe that I could learn everything at the same time. But as Mark J says: this is ego. Wow! Ego?! Alright then, I definitely have to concentrate on my true nature, my gift, and act there.
Being true to my own nature enables me to truly connect with others, absolutely! As it happens, I am really a social animal, and as this process favours authentic connections with others is, it is for me, a blessed process.