We are used to struggling. It's what we're taught: Life is hard, and you have to work hard to get anywhere. But whether or not that is true, working hard doesn't have to be the same as struggling.
Each of us is here on earth for something. Each of us has something that makes our heart sing, that makes us feel alive when we talk about it. Each of us has something unique about us that serves the world. It doesn't have to be a huge big thing, it can be something as simple as our sense of humor, our compassion, our love for children. The point is that we are here for a purpose, and when we are in alignment with our purpose, there is no struggle.
Life is responding to us all the time, whether we're clear about our purpose or not, but when we're not clear, we send mixed messages and don't see the opportunities that are constantly presenting themselves to us. When we are in alignment with who we are and what we're here for, we see the Universe responding smoothly, quickly, and efficiently to all our needs. We are in the boat.
Today, I encourage you to ask yourself some questions about who you are. What is it that makes you feel good about life? What do people love about you? What do you love about yourself? What quality or characteristic is so important to you that you would do almost anything to defend it? Is it love? Compassion? Honesty? Integrity? Humor? Identify a quality, and then use it as a marker for how you do things...ask yourself, "is what I'm doing loving/compassionate/etc?"
We don't have to be doing "enormous" things to change the world: Enormous things start merely with our aligning with who we are, because when we do that, all we see around us is boats.