“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
Do you love the work you do?
Are you healthy?
Do you have great relationships with others?
Are you happy?
Are you doing what you love to do?
Do you look forward to each day?
Some people say “No” to each of those questions. They wake up in the morning and drag themselves out of bed. The think about exercise and say, “tomorrow”. The worry about who they will see at work, “Will they like me today?” “Will my boss yell at me again?”
The hummingbird knows its purpose. They seem to be pretty happy when they are sipping nectar from flowers. The hummingbird knows its mission and vision with great clarity. So, why is it that we struggle to know our purpose?
Maybe you’re stuck in your life and have found that life feels more difficult or challenging than you want. Maybe you’re looking for happiness (sustained positive feeling – contentment but more) and you haven’t found it yet.
Perhaps you’re thinking I’ll get to it later when I have time. How do you know you’ll have time later? So much happens so quickly in the world today that tomorrow may never be the right time to find out what you are really here to do.
Listen to one person who speaks about purpose with passion, Tony Robbins. Go ahead do it now!