Have you ever wondered, have you ever asked yourself why you
are here on earth? What are you living for? What are you hoping
to achieve in life? What is the reason of your existence?
No, don’t get me wrong. I am not trying to be philosophical
here; but the truth of the matter is that unless you know
what you are living for then you life is like taking a train
with no destination. Do you know where you are going? Or are
you sailing just following the wind and where ever the wind
blows your life goes with it too? Is this what you are living
In this time and age many of us, in fact
far too many of us, live their life day by day without even
knowing why they are alive. Jesus Christ came on earth and
gave his life to save humanity from the power of sin and its
evil consequences. Mother Theresa wanted to care for and comfort
the poor, the sick and the needy all over the world. Mahatma
Gandhi wanted to set his people free from colonial domination
and the evil consequences of the fighting between Muslim and
Hindus. Walt Disney wanted to use his creativity and imagination,
as well as his skills, to make people happy. And I could carry
on with many more examples. But what about you? What are you
living for? What is your purpose for living?
Without purpose your life is just like a
merry-go-round: one day you are happy, the next you are down.
And the following day the pattern repeats itself; on and on,
on and on, on and on. Is this the life you want? Is it not
time that you knew where your life is going? Is it not time
that you took control of your life, used the power within
you and you did some of the things that mean so much to you?
Is it not time that you started focussing on your life goals
and working to finally fulfil your dreams? There is one problem
though…. you need to discover your life purpose first.
So, let me help you to understand why having a purpose is
1. A purpose will give meaning to your life
2. A purpose will help you identify your goals
3. A purpose will keep your priorities in order
4. A purpose will motivate you into action
5. A purpose will release the power within you to live the
present and establish your future
6. A purpose will develop your potential by stimulating your
creativity and activating your initiative
7. A purpose will help you evaluate your progress
A personal sense of purpose has two dimensions:
a) we work on it and shape it according to our circumstances
and progress in life
b) it works on us giving us direction and momentum for action
Once you have determined your life purpose
that purpose will work on your goals and your attitudes. That
means that what ever the situation you are going through at
the moment your life purpose should be your guiding force.
Instead, when we surrender to our circumstances, we become
slaves to our daily events. The result is that we will have
good days and bad days, battles lost and victories struggled
through. When we surrender to a clear and defined purpose
we only have good days, where ever we go, what ever we do.
Even in the midst of difficult times your purpose will drive
you on and motivate you. Remember, a purpose never dies!
1. It can be done!
You will need to raise your awareness of who has gone before
you and done the same things or similar things. Let their
actions and their lives be an example and an encouragement
to you. It does not matter what your present reality is; it
does not matter what your personal or financial situation
is right now. What really matters is whether you are ready
to do it because… it can be done!
2. You can do it!
You have to raise your self-confidence and self-motivation
and realise that nothing is impossible for you… if you
really want it. Just look around yourself and you will see
that many achievements have been made by people from all walks
of life and nationality and age and social background. The
only reason why they did what they wanted to do is because
they believed they could do it. And you can be one like them
too! You can do it too!
3. You can win!
Determination and persistence always bring victory and success.
The only difference between failure and success is the fact
that some have carried on while others have stopped on the
way. You can be the last one to arrive at the London marathon
or you can be the winner. The choice is up to you. You can
climb Mt Everest again or you can climb a sand dune; what
is your dream in life? Are you really wanting to do something?
Or is it only just talk and fancy thoughts in your mind? You
have the choice!