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.

They were:

1. What’s your purpose?

2. What dreams are still inside you?

3. What do you want to do with your life, but have

never done?

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

you get.

Until next issue…

To your success,

Darshan G. Shanti – The 24 Hour Champion