When Forrest Gump arrives for his basic training after joining the U.S. Army, there is a humorous and instructive scene that demonstrates Forrest’s willingness to serve.
The question for you to ponder is, “Are you willing to serve others with the same level of commitment that Forrest had when serving in the Army?”
The scene I’m referring to has Forrest and the other new recruits all standing at attention. The Drill Sergeant gets in the face of Forrest and yells, “Gump! What’s your sole purpose in this Army?” Forrest obediently replies, “To do whatever you tell me, Drill Sergeant!”
The Drill Sergeant goes on to give a profanity-laced answer about Forrest’s genius, his I.Q. of 160, and the most outstanding answer he’s ever heard.
The scene concludes with Forrest in a voiceover narrating that he fit in the Army like one of them round pegs … it’s not really hard … and every question should be answered with, “Yes, Drill Sergeant!”
So if you know your purpose in life, or your purpose in your job, or your purpose in your relationships … getting along shouldn’t really be that hard. You too can fit in like one of them round pegs.
Consider … what if you just did whatever you ultimately wanted to do in life?
Consider … what if you just did whatever your boss needed you to do in your job?
Consider … what if you just did whatever your significant other requested you do in your relationship?
Do you think you’d have more success? More productivity? More peace? More love?
What?s your sole purpose in this life?
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