“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
“Who am I?” “What is the purpose of my life?” These questions arise spontaneously throughout our lives, either unbidden or through conscious intent. Anyone who wishes to live an authentic life must answer these questions, regardless of whether they believe in the existence of the soul or practice a religion. If these queries remain unanswered, life will more than likely remain superficial and empty, in spite of any material abundance. If you wish to make the soul’s journey, then I suggest you ask yourself these questions relentlessly and ruthlessly, and listen carefully.” ― Ilchi Lee
Purpose is the guiding light of our lives and without finding our purpose we wander aimlessly. You see sorrow etched on the faces of those who have not found their true purpose in life. Each person does have a unique purpose that when achieved fills their life with joy.
Purpose is the starting point for finding the right career. It is the starting point for making your best contribution. It is the true north for your life and yet so many people have no idea of what they really want in life and then they try to figure what is missing in their life. It’s simple, a purpose.
If you were able to do what you love to do what would you be doing? One former executive said, “I’d be working with women who are struggling to build a business so they could build financial freedom.” For most people there is a significant amount of fear of doing what they are led to do because they think they won’t make enough money.
For a lot of people making a lot of money only creates more misery unless it is tied to a powerful purpose, a powerful why.
What is your purpose? Have you spent any time thinking about what would make you come alive? Performance follows purpose. Know your purpose, live your purpose and the things you want will follow.