Whatever you are most compelled to do for self-fulfillment, you must do with the part of yourself most unwilling to be a participant.
At some point, most of us know what will fulfill us: a particular vocation, a personal mission, career, or even marriage. Most of us end up settling for less. If I decide that marriage is truly for me – knowing I was meant to be a good husband and/or father – but my independent side won’t compromise, marriage may very well happen but it will always remain rocky at best. I will never find the fulfillment I so desire because my whole self is not in it. I may want to become a great writer – knowing I have compelling stories to tell or life-changing information to share – but if my fun side, through lack of self-discipline, inhibits my mind from refining and structuring my creativity, I may someday write a book and manage to get it published but it will leave the readers wanting and uninspired because my whole self wasn’t in the writing of it – leaving me unfulfilled. Whatever we are most compelled to do in life, we must do with our whole self to find fulfillment, and achieve at the highest level.