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#21: You are the job

“Nobody is going to help you because you are the JOB. The difference between who you are today and who you want to be, comes down to what you do” – Peter Isaac Harley


In the leafy suburb of Newlands, Cape Town, where the streets were lined with jacaranda trees and the air was filled with the scent of freshly cut grass, lived a young woman named Sarah. She had grown up with big dreams and ambitions, envisioning a life filled with success, wealth, and happiness.


Yet, as she stood in her plush apartment overlooking the tranquil beauty of Table Mountain, she couldn't shake off the feeling of emptiness that gnawed at her insides. Despite all her achievements – the prestigious job, the fancy car, the designer clothes – Sarah felt like something was missing.


One day, as she sat alone in her luxurious living room, she stumbled upon a quote that struck a chord deep within her soul:


"The difference between who you are today and who you want to be comes down to what you do."


Those words echoed in her mind, challenging her to take a hard look at her life. Was she truly living in alignment with her dreams and aspirations? Or was she merely going through the motions, chasing after hollow accomplishments?


Deep in thought, Sarah realized that she had been seeking happiness in all the wrong places. Happiness wasn't about the material possessions she owned or the accolades she received. It was a deeper recognition of what she was right now – a journey inward, not outward.


With a newfound determination, Sarah made a bold decision. She decided to prioritize what truly mattered to her – her time and energy. For she understood that these were the most valuable assets she possessed, and they were limited.


Leaving behind the trappings of her comfortable life in Newlands, Sarah embarked on a journey of self-discovery, venturing into the heart of Mitchell's Plain in the Cape Flats. Here, amidst the bustling streets and vibrant community, she found a sense of purpose she had been searching for.


Volunteering at a local community center, Sarah discovered the joy of making a difference in the lives of others. She spent her days teaching children from underprivileged backgrounds, helping them realize their potential and dream big.


As she immersed herself in this new chapter of her life, Sarah experienced a profound transformation. She found fulfillment in the simple moments – the laughter of the children, the gratitude of their parents, the sense of belonging within the community.


Through her experiences in Mitchell's Plain, Sarah came to understand the true meaning of happiness. It wasn't about the external markers of success, but rather the internal fulfillment that came from living authentically and making a positive impact on the world around her.


In the eyes of society, Sarah had taken a step down from her previous status of wealth and privilege. But in her heart, she had risen to new heights of purpose and fulfillment.


As she walked through the streets of Mitchell's Plain, surrounded by the warmth and resilience of the community, Sarah realized that she was the architect of her own destiny. She alone had the power to create the life she desired – a life filled with meaning, connection, and purpose.


And in that moment, amidst the backdrop of Cape Town's diverse landscape, Sarah found true happiness – not in what she owned or what she might achieve in the future, but in the deep recognition of who she was right now, and the difference she was making in the world.





Disclaimer: This information is created with the assistance of AI tools. Any resemblance to actual events, persons, or entities is purely coincidental. All rights to this work are free, and all parts may be reproduced without prior written permission.

© [2024] [Peter Isaac Harley / Harley Corporation]

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