One of my favorite quotes is this one:
Power is your friend. That power used for purpose is the most thrilling thing in the world. It's right up there with singing show tunes.I like that the end is so unexpected, and that it talks about show tunes. I LOVE show tunes. ^_^
- Diane Sawyer
But I think, lately, what strikes me about this quote, is the word "purpose." I think that once you find your purpose, then you can garner power. I have a new friend that designs and sells her own jewelry, and she's quite successful at it (as in some celebrities even wear her stuff), and she built this all on her own, and kept forging on through a divorce and now a new marriage. She is creative and she loves what she does and she makes money doing that. I envy that (though not her, specifically, she is one of the coolest kats I know, and very open and non-judgmental, and one of those gals that has tons of friends, because what's not to like?). What's my purpose to bring this self power into being? What is my calling here on earth? What can I do to unleash my true self and gather that power unto myself. I focus on too many things, I admit. But, if I choose to narrow it down to one, to try my hand at it, will I be making the right choice? I admit, I would love to be doing something creative, but I don't know if that's really my purpose.
Well, hmm... I guess that's what posting last minute, and late at night gets me -- weird, introspected, vague thoughts. Heh.