It is a general phenomenon to celebrate a birthday year in and year out without giving deserving attention to core achievement and the significance of our purpose in life beyond the fact that one is alive.
Think now of what extraordinarily substantive gains you have made since you were born.
It is never too late that you must celebrate a life of purpose and achievement while you live, and not after your demise.
Birthdays are great! We all love to celebrate them.
Every one of us is born into the world to rule and to reign, so why not celebrate the founding day of that purpose.
Each one of us is here on Earth to achieve something significant, meaningful, substantive, and extraordinary.
But, putting aside the general idea of marking your date of birth, how many people really have a happy purposeful and fulfilling life?
Most people strive to meet the basic physical requirements of life which include the need for food, water, sleep, and warmth. When the four basic needs have been satisfied we move over to the next level of needs, which are for safety and security. Here we always want to speak of the middle-class as against the lower class.
However, as people progress up the pyramid, needs become increasingly psychological and social. Soon, the need for love, friendship, and intimacy become important.
Further up the pyramid, the need for personal esteem and feelings of accomplishment takes priority. Self-actualization is a process of growing and developing as a person in order to achieve individual potential – the reason why you are living, or the raison de’tre of your existence.
You can make a difference if you could simply discover, and truly believe within your heart that Life Holds a Specific Purpose for You!
Find out this purpose and seek for its attainment!
A happy, purposeful and fulfilling life is attainable to whoever simply knows how to prepare for it. If wishes were horses, beggars would ride. So many people want success but they do not know how to prepare for success and achieve their dream in life.
- Discover your life purpose –learn to be what you ought to be
Long before he received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. fully understood what he was born and purposed to achieve for mankind, knowing full well how to be what he ought to be. Such discovery guided him throughout most of his life and roles.
- Understand that life has a real meaning and purpose for YOU!
It took him a long shot from Honolulu in Hawaii to Chicago in Illinois; from the Capitol Hill to the White House as the 44th President of the United States of America, but Barack Obama always realize that his life has meaning and purpose, and that was why he wrote The Audacity of Hope, and live by that rule.
- Set your sails early in life, -–set great meaningful goals with clear focus around your mission with a clear vision!
John Fitzgerald Kennedy knew much about callings and dreams. However JFK was used to setting goals with clear focus around his mission. John Kennedy had an eventful but meritorious service in the military during World War II, worked hard to become a U. S. Congress man in 1946, strategized and moved up to become a U. S. Senator in 1952, and defeated Vice-President Richard Nixon to become the President of the United States in 1960.
Despite occurrence of difficult times and trials during his Presidential tenure, such as the Bay of Pigs Invasion, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the building of the Berlin Wall, the Civil Rights Movement, the Vietnam War, JFK did so much for America and the world leaving great legacies including the vision of the Space Race and the landing of humans on the moon.
- You be the difference, between the busy person and the productive guy!
While Silicon Valley was busy and awash with computers and much computing, Steve Jobs stood out of the crowd to give the world special products and unique gadgets: the I-phone, the so-called iApps: iMovie, iTunes, iDVD, iPhoto, iCal and iSync, Garage Band, iWeb, etc. Steve Jobs was able to see and act on the difference between a busy business man and a productive entrepreneur. He virtually moved up from computing to a titan of the digital era. Steve Jobs, despite a lowly background and as a college drop-out, turned out to become a visionary who changed much about the way we apply technology in everyday living, all because he was not just busy, but rather productive.
- Tick, tick, tick! Efficient, effective Time Management = GTD – Getting Things Done well!
”So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.” (Psalm 90: 2). Highly efficient and very effective time management is vital to a happy, purposeful and fulfilling life. Knowing what one needs to achieve, and setting adequate time and mileposts with dedication and focus for the crucial and mundane aspects help in getting the work done.
Galileo Galilei managed his time so effectively to become a key role player in the history of scientific inventions, technical breakthroughs and the advancement of philosophical thoughts during the 7th century and beyond. The whole world recognize Galileo along with other great minds of the scientific revolutionary era for laying the foundation that the universe functions like clockwork according to rules and without outside intervention.
- You be the Doer, always make things happen!
Skilled archers shoot but one arrow at a time. Stick to the thing and carry it through, the real world actually admires the stern determined doer.
a. The Doers make things happen.
b. The observers watch in amazement as others make things happen.
c. The ignorant, completely oblivious of what needs to be done to make thing happen, is unaware of the happenings and actions necessary to make things happen.
To which group do you belong?
Thomas Edison had a very rough youthful life, but as a telegrapher, he worked 12 hours a day, 6 days a week, preferring the night shift so that he could read and do his experiments during the slow evening hours. Constantly tinkering and experimenting with various sensible ideas, it eventually paid off with a myriad of inventions, including the first commercially viable incandescent lamp. The world was generally illuminated with oil lamps and dull globes until Edison made the world bright and gay because he was a doer that can make things happen.
- Master your destiny, be man among men!
Accept early in life that your destiny is in your own hands. Master your own fate and perfect your own calling in life. Your future lay squarely on your own hands, and never waste time pondering for a windfall from family or friends, it mostly would never come, or comes too late.
“Never give up, never give up, never, never give up” is the terse but invaluable advice from Sir Winston Churchill. You must never give up in the face of challenges and obstacles on your way to progress and success in bold pursuit of your destiny.
Only successful people keep moving in the face of mistakes and faulty starts.
Only winners would never quit, but would hang onto their dreams after others had let go, because fortune favors the bold, it’s the way to the stars.
Life definitely holds a specific purpose for you!
Stand out of the big crowd to achieve this purpose, start today to be the champion, and not just another spectator at championships!
Benjamin Franklin rose from nothingness around 1700 to become the ideal happy, successful, purposeful and fulfilled American through his publications, public service, and entrepreneurial spirit.
Alexander Hamilton rose from the difficult background of the illegitimate child, early death of mother, and sudden bankruptcy of father, to pick up menial jobs till he succeeded in creating the financial system which transformed the United States into a stable and viable nation for investors and business people from all over the world.
John D. Rockefeller began life working to make a living as early as he became 16 years old. Fully conscious of where he was going in life, John D. made the right move in 1862, going into partnership to pioneer crude oil refining and petroleum production. America was gradually transformed into a giant oil and gas business hub through the efforts of Rockefeller and others.
Though the Carnegie family was almost washed out financially and borrowed to make the sail into America, their son, Andrew Carnegie quickly picked up the pieces with a positive mind in his new life in America. Andrew Carnegie believed in America and America responded to Andy with fortune and prosperity. Andrew Carnegie helped the United States to become one of the world’s leading economies.
Thomas Edison literally turned America’s darkness into bright light through the development of electric lighting. He also developed many other gadgets and equipments that transformed the lives and living of most men.
Alexander Graham Bell reduced the burden of telecommunication because he took time off his teaching chores to develop the telephone. Henry Ford rose from the mundane job of a machinist to catch a niche in personal transportation and luxurious self-driven automobile.
General aviation of people and cargo became open to all and sundry because Orville and Wilbur Wright decided to be men among other mere men.
From Walt Disney to Sam Walton, between Ted Turner and Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, etcetra are great lines of people who worked with the dint of self discovery to create new forms of enterprises, create new products, invent new technics and technologies, and introduced new services and products, while living a lives of achievement and self-fulfillment.
Drop the question what tomorrow may bring,
And count as profit every day that Fate allows you. (Horace)
Blessings on your courage, boy;
That’s the way to the stars.
Fortune favors the bold. (Virgil)
We seriously undervalue the passion…a person brings to an enterprise.
You can rent a brain, but you can’t rent a heart. (McCormick).
It requires a bold move to get started on whatever project you have decided to take on.
Starting a business line, a company or any other form of undertaking from the scratch is, by nature, an act of audacity.
To be religiously focused, original, ambitious, and totally not intimidated by common challenges and impediments on the way to success is the make-up of the audacious and courageous personality.
People who are great dreamers and doers have chosen their path! Such people have decided their course, and have begun the race for success in earnest with unalloyed faith that their chosen idea will sell, that Divine Support and crucial human embrace would manifest, while competitors would grudgingly admire them effortlessly.
It takes the serious deft and audacious moves of a determined man to soar beyond limitations, and the courageous effort of a man of resolution to wrest victory out of the jaws of defeat.
Life Holds a Specific Purpose for You!
Find out this purpose and seek for its attainment!