Whatever you do, do it with all your heart. That’s great but what are you going to do? How do we find out our own purpose? It’s a challenging concept to consider that each one of us in born for a reason, born for a purpose that is to define the fundamental reason for our individual existence.
I’m 27 years old, and I’ve been called many different things, not so much names, but identities, what do you do? People ask us.. and the answer is always relative to our current circumstance. I’m a kitchen hand at the local cafe, I’m a camera housing manufacturer, I’m a videographer, I’m an adventurer, I’m a bodyboarder, I’m a web designer, I’m a graphic artist, I’m a painter, I think I’m a creative professional? I’m a Director? I’m a Photographer.. But what am I really? What do I really do and what on earth am I supposed to be doing! How do we find out what we are supposed to be doing!?
Finding your own purpose is a journey of a lifetime. It’s the journey that takes courage, to leave behind security and pursue your unique calling, with faith and hope, discovering exactly what you were designed to be.
Financial success doesn’t define it, your house won’t define it, the car you drive has nothing to do with it, your social status is irrelevant to it, your job doesn’t define it. So what then is it?
We can sometimes catch a glimpse of it in that strangers wry smile, in the sneaky tear of gratitude, in that outstretched hand, in that moment when someone stops to give to the needy, when another's agenda becomes about helping others, we can feel it in that moment, where one thing becomes our focus and the worlds troubles are blurred out. We can feel it when we reach that mountain summit, metaphorically or physically speaking, it’s in that moment of committing to giving it one more go, it’s in that personal accomplishment and overcoming ones fears. It’s ultimately finding your offering to the world, and having the courage to give it.
How do I find it? Well, what is the deep desire that sits in your heart waiting for it’s release. What is your heart saying, where does it want to lead you? How is your instinct wired, what do you dream about at night when reality loosens, what is it that you constantly compress everyday when you start your routine. What is it that you fear most? What are you naturally gifted at? What is your core competency? What makes your spirit come alive again?
Journey through the pages of my life and learn with me as I discover the key elements in discovering your own purpose in life.
Writing is a discovery. When I had the vision for this book, I knew I had something valuable that would help someone in this world, I wasn’t sure what it looked like when I started but I just began writing, accumlating thoughts, putting pen to paper with my ideas and what I’ve learnt in life, and gradually piece by piece, my story came together. In doing so I’ve learnt things about myself that I never knew, creating a resource of motivation and inspiration not just for others but also for myself.
People who live to help themselves are forgotten, people who live to help others become legend.
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