I used to think the things I did would make me. Now I know it's my purpose that propels me.
I've played soccer for 28 of my 32 years. They say 10,000 hours and you become an expert and I used to put my identity into it. It was who I was, where you could find me, and mostly all I would talk about. We become so enthralled and entwined into what we do that we make it who we are. I've learned that my purpose is who I am and the things I do should reflect that, not the other way around. My dedication to the game is now just a glimpse of my dedication to my purpose.