It is said that if you do what you love, the money will follow. That is true, although generating income might take longer than you expect and be less lucrative than you anticipate. Proceed cautiously; crawl before you walk, and walk before you run.
The elevator to success is closed down. You’re going to have to take the stairs one step at a time.
Rush blindly ahead and you may crash headlong into playwright Dane Stauffer’s tongue-in-cheek dictum: “Do what you love, the debt will follow.” Then again, you may just hit the jackpot.
You’ve got to go out on a limb sometimes because that’s where the fruit is.
Doing what you love will bring abundance, but it may be an abundance of friends, or experience, or opportunities for growth.
Fill your bowl to the brim
and it will spill.
Keep sharpening your knife
and it will blunt.
Chase after money and security
and your heart will never unclench.
Care about people’s approval
and you will be their prisoner.
Do your work, then step back.
The only path to serenity.
Wealth is not the only statistic tallied on the abundance scoreboard. If your sole focus is the bottom line, you may take such gifts for granted.
No man can tell whether he is rich or poor by turning to his ledger. It is the heart that makes a man rich. He is rich or poor according to what he is, not according to what he has.
Henry Ward Beecher
Even if you never succeed at turning your avocation into your vocation, your life will be more fulfilling and joyous for having made the effort.
I don’t want to get to the end of my life and find that I lived just the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well.
ABOUT PHIL BOLSTA
Phil is the author of Through God’s Eyes: Finding Peace and Purpose in a Troubled World, a comprehensive guide to living a spiritual life. Who will benefit from reading it?
Anyone who is on a spiritual path, or wants to start one
Anyone who loves life, or wants to learn how to
Anyone who is happy, or wants to be happier
Here is a two-minute video introduction to Through God’s Eyes.
• an overview of the book
• the complete table of contents
• the Foreword by Caroline Myss
• my Introduction
• chapter excerpts
• a sample end-of-chapter story
• endorsements from authors and thought leaders
Just click on the link below to download your free PDF sampler!
THROUGH GOD’S EYES PDF SAMPLER
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Phil is also the author of Sixty Seconds: One Moment Changes Everything, a collection of 45 inspiring, life-changing stories from prominent people he interviewed, including Joan Borysenko, Deepak Chopra, geneticist Dr. Francis Collins, acclaimed sportswriter Frank Deford, Dr. Larry Dossey, Wayne Dyer, Dan Millman, Caroline Myss, Dr. Christiane Northrup, Dr. Dean Ornish, Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen, Dr. Bernie Siegel, James Van Praagh, singer Billy Vera, Doreen Virtue, Neale Donald Walsch, and bassist Victor Wooten.
Reading this book is like spending a few minutes face to face with each of the contributors and listening to their personal stories. Click here to read unsolicited testimonials from readers. Learn more by visiting the official Sixty Seconds website.
Sixty Seconds was one of three finalists in the General Interest/How-To category at the 12th annual Visionary Awards presented by COVR (Coalition of Visionary Resources) in Denver on June 27, 2009.