What Is Your Purpose In Life?
I believe that everyone has a dream that they hold onto with such unwavering commitment and faith. As a child, when we wanted something badly enough, whether it was roller blades, a bike, or a new video game system, we held onto that image, that vision of receiving that of what we wanted. When you were in elementary school, our teachers would ask you, “What would you like to be when you grow up?” Students would throw their hands high in the air, shouting out, “a teacher, a doctor, a police officer, or even a lawyer.” As a child, there were no limitations when it came down to our imagination. What we wanted, we received. A young boy grows up with a passion to play football, to grow up and become Peyton and Eli Manning. A young girl would grow up wanting to wear her mother’s dresses and shoes, to become a famous international model like Naomi Campbell, Iman, and Tyra Banks.
As a child, we all have this idea of being something great. Farther than great, most exceptional. We wanted to be the best and greatest in whatever it is that we have chosen to be at that time. When I was about nine years old, I wanted to be a lawyer. I wanted to be a lawyer because I wanted to be known for helping innocent people going free. Of course, I didn’t completely understand the grips of being an attorney, but I knew that I wanted to help people. And in every career choice I have experimented with in the last 18 years, my goal was to always HELP PEOPLE. Help others who were in trouble or needed guidance.
I’ve decided to follow in the career of public relations for one simple reason. I love to talk. If anyone knows me, they know that I do love to talk. Over the phone, online, and especially in person. I am always glued to my phone talking to someone long distance or even internationally. It took me a long time to come to really understand why this career path was the right one for me. I love to read. I read foreign books, self development books, novels, and gossip columns. I love to write. Short stories (that I have no intentions on ever releasing), poems, blogs (such as this one here).
I understand that with most career goals, there comes a lot of hard work, commitment, and the motivational push of continually staying persistent, consistent and prayed up. Nothing will ever completely fall into plan without an understanding and relationship with the higher being. Whether it’s God, Allah, Buddha, the Dalai Lama or The Universe. You need to have a form of gratification with the higher being for putting this life purpose in you.
There are some people who (like myself) Has or still having a hard time discovering what their life purpose is. And It actually turned out to be quite simple. To find out what your purpose in life is, all you have to do is to calm your mind, calm your spirits and think. Think about the one thing (the one sole thing) You cannot go without doing. Think about the one thing you would do completely free. No salary, no fee, no money. No fame! No fortune! No notoriety, and still lives happily and content. Think of that one thing that makes you feel this unbelievable good sensation, this feeling that cannot be explained, that feeling that makes you feel like the whole universe is inside of you. And that is your purpose in life. That is what you were born to do.
In the bible it says, (Habakkuk 2:3)
” For still the vision awaits its appointed time; it hastens to the end—it will not lie. If it seems slow, wait for it; it will surely come; it will not delay.”
In the Buddhism beliefs,
” Your purpose in life is to find your purpose and give your whole heart and soul to it.”
No matter what your religious beliefs are, your bible is your manual to every possible thing you will come face with until the day you die. Everything you deal with in your lifetime, has been dealt with and solved many, many years ago. Finding your life purpose is one of the most liberating things you could ever possibly encounter. It puts you in a space where you can now start achieving wonderful things in your lifetime.
** LAST MINUTE THOUGHT**
As you discover your life purpose and you go into an intense session of brainstorming, you may want to take under consideration one thing. How will this life purpose lead your life till the very end?
I know many people dread the thought of dying one day. The thought of death frightens them. I was reading an E-Book on how to create a life plan. And as I was reading this book one of the habits that was shared was “to plan your life backwards.” Yes, plan your life backwards. And the very last thing that you will EVER have control over is what people will say and think about you at your funeral.
Think about it. Have yyouever been to a funeral where there is just one person speaking so ILL about the deceased?
“He owed me money.” “I heard she was sleeping around with many men.” “I am happy they are dead, I didn’t like them anyway.” Don’t be too shocked. There are people that do say things like this at funerals. But then, you have funerals where people speak so greatly of them, their accomplishments in life, the way they loved their families, their children, their spouse. How they respected everyone that they have met. And how they will be greatly missed. Think about the things you will want to be remembered by when it is your time to go.