Sunday, May 31, 2009

What Is The Purpose In Life?

What Is The Purpose In Life? - A Life with a Purpose

Many people live their lives aimlessly. They go through the motions of activities robotically, as if it were simply expected to perform their duties with no questions asked. Then, in time, they find themselves stopping midway, and then asking themselves why they’re doing something that doesn’t make them happy in the first place.

Many eventually question the things that they do in life. Others, unfortunately, still go through life drifting aimlessly for the simple reason that it gives them instant monetary gratification.

Your main purpose in life should be making yourself happy and content. Know that when you work on improving yourself, you will never look back with regret, or worse, with pity for yourself and what you’ve become. You need a mission that fires your innermost passion and inspires you to pursue even further. Without a goal in mind, you simply are going through a form of drudgery that eventually extinguishes your inner fire.

You have to be focused as you single-mindedly pursue the things that make you feel complete. Of course, reaching your goals is not always easy. If it were, then the world should have been completely emancipated from problems. It is a journey where you also have to make a decision on which road to take. Let your conscience guide you because even with dreams, you can never be happy if you live with a heavy heart.

A person’s life is made up of an infinite number of moments. Make these moments count and make sure that even if it is always not filled with laughter, you take something from every experience. Enjoy your relationships and take care of yourself. These are the foundations to any form of life. Who are you when you can’t lean on someone? The people around you define who you are. They will provide you with the support you’ll need during difficult times.

With each moment towards your dream comes careful planning. You need to prepare yourself for the things that may arise during the entire journey. Life is somewhat an expedition where you need to deeply think about the things that are important to you. Otherwise, if you are so careless, you will see everything fade to nothing. To be able to triumph, you need the right kind of attitude. Go for it all the way, or not at all.

When you realize what your innermost desires are, you now have your ultimate purpose in life. Your mission is to perform the tasks to make your wants a reality. It makes life worthwhile when you know you are working towards something. The happiest discovery you will ever make is that your journey reveals to you all the delights and pleasures of life. Savor the small tasks along the way because these add up to something big, something so spectacular. Your mission is to understand things and know that your experiences are there to make you the best person you can be. You can only be your ideal self when you accept what life offers and find ways to deal with it rather than cower from it.

Monday, May 25, 2009

We Are What We Repeatedly Do

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.
– Aristotle

If we’re honest with ourselves, this quote will resonate within us. We are often known by what we do, not what we say. If we are consistent in our actions, especially in our work ethic, people take notice.

Don’t do a good job, do a great job! Your consistent behavior in your life translates into excellence, and that is what your employer rewards.
  • Be consistent
  • Do a great job
  • Do more than expected

Self-Reflection Questions:
  1. Am I consistent in my actions?
  2. Do I do my best work each and every day?
  3. Am I providing my employer with excellence rather than mediocrity?

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Success consists of doing the common things of life uncommonly well

Success consists of doing the common things of life uncommonly well.
– Unknown

Many people wonder how they can become successful.

This quote explains what becoming successful means in the most simple terms. Truly successful people have integrity, a strong work ethic, a desire to succeed, and tenacity to keep working even when it seems that things aren’t going well. They don’t give up easily, rather they keep moving forward regardless of the number of times they are knocked back.
  • Be honest
  • Work hard
  • Don’t give up

Self-Reflection Questions:
  1. Do I always act in an honest way? Do I show integrity?
  2. Do I give my employer an honest day’s work for what I’m paid?
  3. Am I determined to succeed without giving up?