So far this week we have talked about the fact that EACH of us has a PURPOSE for being here - we are all here for a reason! You are NOT here by accident and you are NOT here to just "take up space"!
We also talked about the need to understand that our general purpose while here on this earth is to serve our fellow man, to be of service to those around us and, overall, to do what we can to lift each other up and lighten each other's load.
In today's podcast we talk about the need to live life ON purpose! What does that mean?
Some people just coast through life with no real direction and no real focus - BUT NOT YOU! You understand that you have a meaning, a PURPOSE in life and you understand the need to be aware of the opportunities that are available to you each and every day to LIVE this life of PURPOSE!
With that in mind, you LIVE EACH DAY WITH PURPOSE! And, you do it ON purpose - it's not by accident. You purposely seek out these opportunities to do good, to share a smile, to say a kind word, etc.
When you do so, you begin to take the focus and attention off of your own problems and they seem to become lighter. Why? Simple. YOUR FOCUS has shifted! Instead of putting all of your focus on your problems (which leads us to the proverbial "making a mountain out of a molehill") you begin to focus your attention on others and how you can make a positive impact on the lives of those around you!
ANYONE can do this! There is no special requirement. You don't have to be of a certain income bracket to do this and it doesn't matter where you live or what your job is - ANYONE can do this!
But the main question is this - ANYONE can...but will YOU take advantage of this great opportunity?
Let's look at the quotes that I shared on today's podcast and consider the importance of what is being said for us today...
"One needs something to believe in, something for which one can have whole-hearted enthusiasm. One needs to feel that one's life has meaning, that one is needed in this world." - HANNAH SENESH
"We must not, in trying to think about how we can make a big difference, ignore the small daily differences we can make which, over time, add up to big differences that we often cannot foresee."
"I'm doing what I think I was put on this earth to do. And I'm really grateful to have something that I'm passionate about and that I think is profoundly important." - both by MARIAN WRIGHT EDELMAN
“We are possessed by what we pursue.” - GERRY NESBITT
The way to LIVE LIFE ON PURPOSE and WITH PURPOSE is to KNOW that our life has meaning and that we are, indeed, NEEDED in this world! And, each and every day, NOT IGNORE the small daily differences that we can make that will add up to BIG differences in the lives of those around us.
So, as is true with everything else we discuss here - this is a CHOICE!
You can simply ENDURE life or you can live a life OF purpose ON purpose!
I think I'll choose to live a life OF purpose ON purpose - won't you?
And, as you do, remember to...
"Make it an AWESOME day!(Who else is going to do it for you?)"