The promise to you, is after reading this, you will be able to say, this was more than just a “sappy” and “utopian” thinking load of bull.
Because if there is one thing we try to do, is speak from our hearts and understand, that our hearts should propel the alacrity to learn.
It should lead our decisions (while having the checks and balances in relation with our mind).
So, without further ado, the ability to pin down who and what makes you happy is the first key to fulfilling your purpose. Your purpose is the centricity of your roadmap. It ultimately is, what you focus your energy on. Or should focus your energy on.Your purpose is the core of completing your dreams, more so, it will directly take care of the people you associate with in your life.
Speaking at an event once, I got a straightforward question, that quite frankly, was very appropriate. Someone equivocally, trying to fight their own bashfulness, was able to receive the attention from the room.
What pursued was a crack in the voice and two coughs. But this brave person build the courage to politely ask, “what about if your purpose requires to live paycheck to paycheck? What about if you are trying to do all the right things in life, but you see wages stagnating but my costs to purchase milk or gas goes up?
What about all the student debt that I have, which never appears to fall in principle because of interest expense. And how this restricts me from buying a home? What about the fact that I am educated, have received my masters, have work experience, have tried to hustle and make extra income elsewhere, and all I see is a near zero balance in my savings?
And lastly, what about wanting to buy Dunkin Donuts coffee, not even Starbucks, but feel guilty knowing that I could pay down credit card debt?
I paused. For what was only a 5 second hiatus, might as well seemed a perpetual blackhole. I was stumped. What could be said? My mind was a Formula One Circuit, and I was endlessly driving laps, trying to think how can I help address this? How can I do so, without crashing?
I kept thinking, wait. That’s the problem right there.
I too was worried about crashing, that I forgot that I wanted to win the race, let alone finish. So, I now coughed once, using it to gather my thoughts, and began to answer the question, with of course a series of other questions and clichés.
The whole room really got thinking. And then, I began to draw a small circle inside a big circle, on a whiteboard. I was truly trying to react an answer in the room. But it appeared that “my spectacle” was being taken as hypothetical. As I am still “continually driving laps in this circuit”, I needed to find a way to win the audience.
So, I just SHOUTED the first thing that came into my mind.
Then the floodgates open, and I knew I was going to go on a roll (which I did).
Someone raises their hand. I had to brake this metaphorical formula one car. I was sincerely horrified that I crashed (as we continue to push through that Formula One metaphor) and that my words were just taken as fluff.
But I was pleasantly surprise.
The student jumps up and says, “You know what, you are right. My purpose is to build the greatest buildings humankind has ever seen, so they themselves can live in them. And hold the largest and highest quality portfolio of these buildings”.
I was quiet. Then people began to popcorn.
I now knew I finished the race. I did not crash. They got it.
What is my purpose:
How do I do this:
So What’s The Point To All of This: