Are You Living On Purpose (Issue 2)
In the last issue, I asked 6 very important questions
to help you to start to live on purpose.
1. What’s your purpose?
2. What dreams are still inside you?
3. What do you want to do with your life, but have
4. What would bring you a ton of joy and fulfillment
on a daily basis?
5. What’s your greatest passion?
6. What would that life be worth to you?
Did you answer them? If not, you should ask yourself
why you didn’t. The answers to some of those questions
could literally change the direction of your entire
life and make it better than it has ever been.
But really living on purpose is pretty foreboding to
many people. They start thinking about all the work
they will have to do to change their lives. Then it
brings up all kinds of fear. It brings up regret over
what hasn’t been done which leads to pain and guilt, etc.
Well, I’m here to say that it doesn’t have to be that
way. You can start living on purpose right now, this
instant just by making the decision that you’re going to.
Once you make the decision, most of the battle is over
because you have “bought in” to your own dream. Then
the process of living on purpose is not a scary thing,
but much more of a fun, exciting, even playful adventure.
Doors start opening. Opportunities appear that you never
saw before. People start showing up in your life at just
the right time. Suddenly, the impossible becomes possible.
Things start to “speed up” and many synchronistic events
start to happen. And the list goes on.
So, the question becomes, “How do I find my passion and
As I just said, the first thing to do is decide that
you want to find it. Then you must believe that you
can have it. And you must believe that you deserve it. You
also need to want that purpose as much as you want the
air you’re breathing.
Now that’s all well and good you say, but once I’ve decided
to live on purpose, then what, what do I do?
Answer these questions and you’ll be well on your way.
1. If you could do anything you wanted and you had all
the money, all the support, all the resources and
all the self-esteem you needed so that you knew
there was no way you could fail, what would you do?
Don’t censor yourself. Really say what you want. Let
it out. Then, whatever you come up with, don’t dismiss
it with some reason that you don’t think it’s possible
or that it can’t happen to you.
2. What makes you the most happy when you’re doing it? In
other words, what makes your heart sing? What would you
do for free because it’s not like “work”?
3. What causes do you believe in? Do you believe in any of
them strong enough to dedicate your work life to them?
4. What did you want to do when you were young? Chances
are there was a common theme that ran through it all. Find
that theme and explore it. In my life, the theme was
always about helping people in some way. I was going to
be a fireman or an EMT or a doctor or a teacher. Well,
I help people and make a difference now as my life’s work.
Once you’ve answered those questions, you’ll have a very
good idea about what your purpose is.
Now, let me be clear about one thing which is critical.
Your purpose and your career do not have to be related.
Your purpose could be to be the most loving person in
the world and to bring that love and that light wherever
you go. You can live that purpose while being a fast food clerk.
My purpose and my “work” are inextricably linked. It just
makes sense for me to have the two connected.
Yours can be as well if you want them to be.
So, that’s it for this issue my friend. May you
be blessed beyond belief this week and may all
of your dreams and your success come true. And
may everything you wish for be the least that
Until next issue…
To your success,
Darshan G. Shanti – The 24 Hour Champion