My new job has also taken me to one of the most undeveloped areas. Where parents (if they are still alive) cannot pay a 30 dollar fee for their excelling children's schooling. Where school children go to school bare feet and walk nearly twenty kilometres to get to school. I am extremely inspired by their dedication to change their fate .
As you might know, my organisation the Archangel Foundation was founded when I identified a need in the community of a school at which I was teaching when I was home during one summer vacation at college. After a couple of projects, most of them highly successful. I decided to step back a bit and concentrate on building my own career before I decided to help others.
However as I sat down at my desk tonight trying to find ways of engaging those who are fortunate enough to help pay school fees for those in need and have been excelling, i realised that no matter how much we all try to run away from our talents, our passion and strengths, they will always come hunting for us. You can put a candle under a cover but the light will always seep through.
We are called to change the world where we live, to make it better and show other the way. Our talents and our passions are what the tools granted to us. We have them to also help us navigate the world much more efficiently.
When we dont use them, never answer to them, we never trully live fulfilled lives. Its never about what is in the current fashion nor is it about what pays more. We have all heard stories of people who tried to live lives that they were not called to live and the disasters they faced. Here at corporate where I initially tried to hide my artistic inclination, I have met a lot people who are not happy where they are because they never followed the calling of their talents and passion. One woman is a brilliant poet, my immidiate boss an awesome writer and another guy a soccer enthusiast who was offered contracts with many clubs but instead ignored his passion and instead went and studied accounting. He will never truly discover his destiny nor will he live a fulfilled life. He always talks about his heydays and there is so much regret in his voice; so many unanswered 'what ifs?'.
I am back hands on with my initiative, to help. My destiny is to entertain, help (my current employ also pertains to that) and inspire. As I follow this path everyday, I find I am more fulfilled each day, content with my abilities and achievements.
Today, I encourage you to stick to your guns. Respond to what makes you you, what brings you alive. You may never become the next 16 Billion dollar story but you will live a more fulfilled life
Here is to following our paths.