Live with Purpose
“He who knows the why of his life can bear with almost any how.” Nietzsche
Strong evidence has been presented to show that living with purpose has a positive influence on health and longevity.
We all have a purpose; a reason for being. That purpose may not be something that’s going to change the world or even your community. It may only impact you and yours. Many people go through their entire life without knowing theirs. Some are lucky and know their calling at a very early age. Others discover theirs through trial and error. And some – like me for example – simply stumble upon it.
I found my calling out of sheer frustration. I was thirty-eight years old and going through that “I don’t know what I want to be when I grow up” stage when I stumbled upon mine. I had held several financially and psychologically unsatisfying jobs; and, wanted to break the pattern. Eager to stop taking any job because I needed a job, I decided to volunteer with a community-based career planning organization. Unbeknownst to me, volunteers were required to conduct career-related workshops and seminars. Although I had an intense fear of public speaking, I somehow found the courage and the confidence to conduct a seminar. By the end of my first seminar, I knew I had found my purpose: To empower people to improve the quality of their lives by teaching, speaking, and writing. So, for more than 30 years, I have been living my purpose.
People who are living their purpose remain active and engaged much longer than those who are not. Living with purpose make us feel good; and help us to be of greater service to others.
Are you living with purpose? Let me hear from you.