How do I know what my true purpose is? The answer is the difference between careers and calling; is the difference between satisfaction and fulfillment; it is the difference between an interest and a passion. So what is the difference between interest and passion? So many people are interested in this, interested in that… But see when you go to marry somebody you don’t get down on one knee and say baby will you marry me I am interested in you. No you don’t do that unless you want to get smacked in the face and then left. You got to say baby, I’m passionate about you. You complete me. I cannot truly live this life without you, without us together. That’s operating from the heart and if you don’t operate from the heart I can guarantee, you will live a life climbing a ladder and if you get to the top you would realize it was laying against the wrong wall. They say never become too good at something you hate or they will make you do it for the rest of your life.
“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.”
By Steve Jobs
So look, as yourself these three questions:
- What are your natural talents?
- What is something you enjoy doing?
- What is something that you can’t shut up about?
You got to read write and talk about it. That’s how you get closer and closer to your mission or purpose in life. Still confused? Ok, so I believe that the best teacher of how to live life is death. Legend has it, that when we are on our death beds, we will be visited by ghosts. These are the ghosts of our ideas, dreams, abilities, talents given to us by life and if we never acted on that idea, never pursued that dream never worked on those skills, used our voice or wrote that book. Then those ghosts will say “We came to you! And only you could have given us life. But now we must die with you forever”. So ask yourself this question my friends, engage this thought experiments: If you have one year to live, 365 days and whatever you chose to do you were guaranteed to succeed at, what would you do? Chances are that is what you should be doing right now for your whole life. That’s the work, talent meant for you and only it can give you success, peace and inner happiness.