“I slept and dreamed that life was only joy. I awoke and saw that life was only service. I served and saw that service is joy.” – Rabindranath Tagore
I often heard Jim Rohn said: “if you do not have the success that you want it’s because you don’t serve enough people yet” and “wealth is to serve many.”
We have a “thermostat” of success implanted within us.
It’s called joy.
If you do something that brings you sorrow I don’t know in what path you are, but it’s surely not one of success.
When you think of an idea, and you’re brooding whether or not you should do it, or an opportunity comes and you’re in doubt, and you do math and calculations, you can make a right decision by checking if you feel an unspeakable inner joy, it seems that these ideas fit with anything, and you do not know what … If this happens you are on track.
You already heard this phrase a thousand times:
“Follow your heart.”
The Paulo Coelho speaks of “personal legend”. Did you know what it means to follow your heart in your day-to-day?
Exactly this: do what brings you joy.
The best part is that you don’t need to search very much.
If you do not know what gives you the most joy try this: serve
Start with the people around you. Stop demanding and start serving. Stop asking: “What have I to gain from it” and “do this for me, or do that for me” and begin to ask, “how can I be helpful?”
There are miracles, but there is no mystery here: if you serve many you’ll be large, if you serve a few you’ll not be a big deal, if you only want others to serve you then you’re not worth shit and your thermostat will be, consequently, always very low.