There is pain that comes with living your purpose.

There’s the pain of hard work and discipline.

There’s the pain of constantly honing your skills.

There’s the pain of receiving criticism from those who don’t understand.

There’s the pain of getting emotionally involved in your work only to be disappointed when things don’t go right.

There’s the pain of watching others seemingly float through life.

There’s the pain of lying awake at night, either hatching new ideas or worrying if they’ll work.

There’s the pain of becoming unhealthily obsessed with your chosen vocation.

There’s the pain of wanting to quit, except that you’ve come too far to give up now.

Living your purpose can be painful and you will wish that you could make it go away.

But you can’t.

So why would you bother?

Because the pain of not living your purpose is worse.

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