Written by Dave Rothacker on August 25, 2020
In order to live our purpose, we must be who we really are.
That’s confusing. Aren’t we are who we are?
Here’s an example from my life. I spent over 25 years in HVAC management doing tactical things. I am not, nor was I ever, a manager at heart. I am a strategist, an explorer and a guide. Although today, I believe that experience along with my effort to self-educate, contributes to what I have to offer, I spent all those years trapped in a tactician’s body.
With the exception of what I was learning and the positive things I accomplished together with technicians, it was stifling, oxygen-depleting and soul-crushing. And it was all of my doing. I couldn’t figure out how to escape the prison of my own making (and still pay my bills).
So, as far as the day job was concerned I was a manager. But that’s not who I truly was.
When one makes the decision to board the Freedom, they do so with the intent to be themselves. We do not use social masks.
Richard J. Leider says:
Martha Beck says:
One doesn’t go out into the world to discover their purpose. Our purpose has been growing inside since our late teens. Purpose work involves looking inside, excavating and uncovering our past. There we will find who we truly are.
I describe the Starship Freedom as a mindset that I engage the world through. I hope you consider using one of your own. When you do, you absolutely should do so with the intention of being who you really are.
As Roger Daltry sings:
When you are authentic and living your truth, you are a human being, not a human doing.