What were you put on earth to do? That’s a mind-blowing question many people ask themselves and yet most people don’t know the answer. Lots of folks get up, go to work, come home, eat dinner, sit in front of the television, and go to sleep. That’s their day. That is not anyone’s purpose in life. That’s not a life at all.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not throwing blame or fault. In most cases, they probably don’t know any better. This was how their parents lived each day; this was how they grew up. Maybe they think this is it, this is all life has to offer.
If you don’t know your purpose, then your first purpose is to get a purpose.
When you look at the lives of the most successful people who ever lived, you can see that they had a definite purpose and they knew it. Some examples are:
Christ: His purpose was spiritual, and stated in John 10:10, which reads “I am come that you might have life, and that you might have it more abundantly”.
Walt Disney’s purpose: “To make people happy”.
Dr. R. Buckminster Fuller’s purpose: “Humanity’s comprehensive welfare on spaceship earth“.
Henry Ford’s purpose: “To mass produce, mass distribute and have cars mass consumed”.
Andrew Carnegie’s purpose: “To manufacture and market steel”.
Mother Teresa’s purpose: “To care for and comfort the poor, sick, and needy all over the world”.
Discovering your purpose will put your life into crystal-clear perspective. You won’t see the world you once knew. You will see another world, one in which you are a necessary and intricate spoke in the wheel.
You have talents and gifts that no one else can offer. There are things you can do that no one else is capable of doing quite the way YOU can do them. Don’t rob this earth of your purpose by taking it to the grave with you. You see, we all have a purpose, a reason for living, breathing and existing. We all have unique talents and gifts that were created and given to us to be shared. Our task is to understand this and figure out what our purpose is. We owe it to the Universe AND to ourselves!
“You will become as small as your controlling desire, or as great as your dominant aspiration”.
WHAT IS MY PURPOSE? You cannot find this answer in a book or a class (Wouldn’t it be fantastic if you could?). The answer can only be found deep inside of you.
How do you find your purpose? My suggestion is meditation, or deep, controlled, concentrated thought. I want you to find a quiet place where you won’t be disturbed. Relax and tap into your mind, way back there in the deepest, secret compartment of your mind, by asking yourself this question: “If I knew my life purpose, what would it be?”
Don’t just ask it once. Keep asking this question until you get the answer. It may not come the first day, or even the first week. But it’s there, and it will show its face if you earnestly ask. This is like a beacon that will attract your purpose that has been waiting for you to ask the question.
Do this every morning and every night for 15 minutes until the answer comes to you, and then write it down. And don’t be surprised if it comes to you during the day, while you’re at the grocery store, taking the dog for a walk, or tieing a small child’s belt. Be open to the answer, no matter when it comes to you.
Remember, it wants you just as much as you want it.