“Because I wanted to”

Amelia Earhart

In 1949 William Reilly published a book called “How to Avoid Work.” It is a short guide to finding your purpose and doing what you love.

It tells us:

Click to read review“Your life is too short and too valuable to fritter away in work.

“If you don’t get out now, you may end up like the frog that is placed in a pot of fresh water on the stove. As the temperature is gradually increased, the frog feels restless and uncomfortable, but not uncomfortable enough to jump out. Without being aware that a change is taking place, he is gradually lulled into unconsciousness.

“There is only one way in this world to achieve true happiness, and that is to express yourself with all your skill and enthusiasm in a career that appeals to you more than any other. In such a career, you feel a sense of purpose, a sense of achievement. You feel you are making a contribution. It is not work.”

In 1932 Amelia Earhart flew solo across the Atlantic. When asked why she replied, “Because I wanted to.”

I am writing this book because I want to.

What do you do in your life, simply because you want to?

Inner Leadership contains tools to help us find the work we want to do.

Photo By National Library of Ireland on The Commons via flickr.com

Photo of How to Avoid Work via goodreads.com

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