“If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I’m about to do today?”

Saturday, June 2, 2012


This is powerful. Read it slowly …

As you go through life, you try new things. You find there are some things that you are drawn to, and at which you excel. This begins in childhood, where each of us starts to differentiate ourselves from others. Some children are drawn to music; others may have an affinity for art. Still others may prefer to tell stories, while their classmates are fascinated by numbers. You were born with unique set of gifts and talents; they are genetically implanted into your mind. These are discovered as you grow and move through life.

Your purpose in life will be drawn from this unique set of gifts and talents. This purpose is the thing that sets you apart and justifies your reason for being. It is something as unique as a fingerprint that only you can discover. Think about it: The exact mix of talent and purpose that defines who you are has never existed in anyone else that has ever lived! New and innovative ideas spring forth from this resource, in you; it is why we are still making new discoveries each and everyday.

Your purpose is much like an internal guidance system. It directs your thoughts and actions; focuses them to create the life you desire. But not everyone knows what their purpose is. They may never have thought about it, or considered that they have a purpose at all! But they do.

If you do not know what your purpose is, you can feel like you are living a ‘hit and run’ life: You hurry from point to point, trying one thing and then another in an attempt to make your life what you want it to be. But without a purpose to guide you in your efforts, you are just spinning your wheels and tiring out. You aren’t really getting anywhere.

You may feel stuck, bored and disconnected from what is going on in your life. The cure for this disconnectedness is to find your purpose. You should start by looking at those activities you love, and are good at. But this doesn’t mean that you should discount or disqualify any of your talents. How often have you heard someone say, “Well, I’m an artist but I need to get a real job,” or “I like to write but it’s just a hobby,” or “I like to talk to people but you can’t make a living with that?”

You will frequently hear people tell you what they love, only to have them disclaim their gifts as hobbies or worthless diversions. It is not true. You can create wealth from virtually anything! It is a mistake to assume that, simply because you enjoy something, it can’t also be your livelihood. Once you define exactly what your purpose is, you won’t even have to try to figure out how to make money. The ideas will flow freely as if someone was whispering in your ear. Everything will come together beautifully.

If you don’t make your purpose a priority, it will never become your life.

God bless you!

1 comment:

  1. Purpose is the why - why you do what you are doing. The secret to finding your purpose is to follow your passion. Look at activities that you would do whether you got paid or not. Think about those times where you were wrapped up in something that hours flew by, almost unnoticed. This is where you look to find your purpose.