What comes to mind when you think about being pulled and not pushed? What is pulling you each day? When you have a burning desire inside that constantly pulls you towards something, take the necessary time to capture the thought and write out a plan. Steve Jobs said, “if you are working on something exciting that you really care about, you don’t have to be pushed”. I totally agree with this! There are times in life when we feel like we are being pulled and then there are other times when we are being pushed. In society today, we face many distractions creating this feeling. Without a clear vision for your life with a purpose, feeling pulled and pushed is guaranteed. This is the same for entrepreneurs as well as in life. There are many times where we feel obligated to do something? What is driving this feeling? When you are feeling obligated you are being pushed, and when you feel assigned to do something, you are being pulled. I can speak from experience, that when you are doing something you do not feel deeply about you feel pushed. When your inner spirit feels driven towards a goal or a purpose, you feel pulled. Have you ever felt that you should be doing something different but ignored it? This was happening to me many years ago. I knew at the time I was meant to do something different and every day I would push myself to work knowing deep down I was meant to do something else. Once I made the decision to change, I knew immediately that I had made the right decision. Once you get tired of being tired, change happens!
In my opinion, when we deal with a situation or some type of pain, we push ourselves away to avoid the situation or the pain we feel. For example, if I am at a job, I really do not like but the job is helping me move toward my goal, I push myself to keep going. The motivation to work at that job only lasts up to the point I achieve the goal set to leave. The desire to leave to do what we were meant to do will pull you. This is the big difference between having a goal (pushed) and transforming towards growth (pulled). A growth plan keeps the motivation going and makes a permanent change in your life. You get tired of being tired! Since the action comes from your heart, the motivation to act must also come from your heart. You are pulled internally from your heart!
We all should be pulled and not pushed! We all will die one day, and for this reason, we should not waste any time having to be pushed anywhere. I know this is a hard pill to swallow, but it is a fact and outside of our control. If you must be pushed, you lose valuable time living your BEST life! Whatever your heart desires, go for it! Our greatest asset is the time we have, and we must use the time given to live out our purpose and dreams. What is pulling you today?
Actions you can take today: 1. Take time each day to think about what you are thinking about, 2. Dream Big, 3. Take time to pray every day; get to know your gift inside. Your gift will pull your heart, give you vision from your heart, and then your purpose will be clear.
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