Poem: Why Not You? by MW Hardwick
Play with abandon and freedom
Choose with no regrets.
Appreciate life’s gifts
Don’t ask–just act
Life out loud
Do what you love
Be a life-long learner
Live what is–not what should be
This is all there is-deal with it
Smile and Laugh
Think clearly –and reach for knowledge
Live your feelings fully
Where are your scars from life’s difficult times
Insideout learn from mistakes , if you never fail you are being too easy
Stop worrying—it drains energy and stops action
It’s not weakness to need others—they can be your way out of darkness
Remember reality is easier to face than the fears that come before
Push yourself and things get done…Pull yourself through is perseverance
Find the right balance in life and leave no voids
Reach for the stars..
Why not you…reach for your potential…
End is important in all things…
Leave your mark…
Make a difference…Make a difference…
” To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded”. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Reflection: If you are struggling to find a purpose in life this quote will get you going.It’s message clear, concise and compelling. Especially his focus on making one life better and leaving world a better place.
” If you want to fill your cup with knowledge, you must first empty your cup of your knowledge”. Confucius
If you want to discover your purpose or meaning in life, you must first empty your mind of all the false assumptions and absolute beliefs. Some of these beliefs you have been taught by parents, teachers or spiritual leaders and others you have just made up to get by in life.
So how to discover your purpose in life? While there are many ways to do this, here is one of the simplest ways to accomplish this challenge The more open you are to this process, and the more you expect it to work, the faster your positive “self-fulling” proposition will kick-in for you.
Here’s what to do:
- Take out a blank sheet of paper or open up blank document in your word processor .
- Write at the top, “What is my true purpose in life?”
- Write an answer (any answer) that pops into your head. It doesn’t have to be a complete sentence. A short phrase is fine.
- Repeat step 3 until you write the answer that makes you energized and you feel in your gut. This is your purpose.
- Post your purpose statement in a visible place by your computer or on your mirror at home.
- Verbal repetition and affirm through practice will help you keep your purpose top of the mind as you go through a busy day.