Ah, another favorite question of mine. I’ve had people ask me this many times. And every time, it makes me pause. There’s not a quick answer, like – I’m passionate about teaching authentic leadership through impersonating Benjamin Franklin. *I’ve actually had someone share this with me.*
This is a great 1 minute clip of Jim Carrey’s commencement speech at Maharishi University of Management. Here’s the full video if you have 26 minutes. Well worth your time.
Jim Carrey is a classic story of the incredible power of thinking big and dreaming big.
Fear is going to be a factor in your life, but you can control how big of a role it takes.
“So many of us choose our lives out of fear disguised as practicality. What we really want seems impossibly out of reach and ridiculous to expect, so we never dare to ask the universe. I’m saying, I’m the proof… that you can ask the universe for it.”
“My father could have been a great comedian, but he didn’t think that was possible for him – so he made a conservative choice to be an accountant. And when the company he worked for let him go, we struggled to survive. I learned many great lessons from my father, not the least of which, was that you can fail at what you don’t want, so you might as well take a chance on doing what you love.” – Jim Carrey
Figure out what is worth your time.
The purpose of his life was to free people from the concerns of their lives.
How will you serve the world?
What does the world need that your talent can provide?