Born to Fly: Outrage to Outcomes

by Marlene De Bleyker

As a corporate attorney, Emmanuel Obi, one of Dallas Business Journal’s 40 under 40, grew tired of sipping his latte and look out his office window.  He felt he could use his law degree for a higher purpose. He said,” I was born to fly, you were born to fly, we all were born to fly. But what does that mean?”

Obi explained that it is self-purpose and consideration of what we were put on this earth to do. However, he admits that what often gets in the way of finding that purpose is the outrage that lies within us. This outrage could actually trigger our self-realization and allow us to harness that energy to produce outcomes that we really want.

Here is Obi’s “Game Plan”:

  • Meditate – It takes deep powerful introspection to discover what you’re called to do. Whatever method you use to practice meditation, it will help you to find your calling.
  • Activate- Once you find your calling, pursue it. Resolve yourself to being committed and get on the path to doing it. Open your heart and be willing to try new things.
  • Participate – Take the steps necessary to achieve your outcome.

Obi emphatically stated, “It is incumbent upon us to do what we can to advance the outcome. It is about love, and outrage gets in the way of love.”

  • Raquel Vincent is a Dallas-based creative with a knack for words and inspired creative direction. When she’s not working, you can find Raquel hitting a gallery opening, working on her book, or thrifting for unforgettable vintage finds. She loves music festivals, tacos, and her rescue cat Berlioz.

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