“Let us make hay while the sun shines” (Cervantes). Life is rough and tough, only the very strong in mind and purpose can overcome. This is why Personal Development and self-help are keys to a meaningful and purposeful life.
That you were born fully alive into the world is a success story. Many pregnancies got aborted before birth while a great majority died as stillbirths. Many other lives were lost through miscarriage of pregnancies, while another large group failed to survive the attack of common cold, influenza, polio, measles and various other diseases of childhood.
There is a time to be born and a time to die. No one has ever cheated death indefinitely, therefore, live life so well so that you will die very well, leaving good legacies behind.
Every tickling second, every passing minute, every going hour, every moving day, every turning week, every rolling month and every emerging year are times in space. Never overlook the dominant aspects of making your life purposeful and enriching.
Why am I here?
Where am I going?
What is my next move?
You need to answer personal questions and pass checklists which query your level of personal growth and self-development. There is only one life to live. Find out who you are, discover what you are here on earth to achieve, and discover your inherent powers and inborn endowments or talents to apply them fruitfully into wisdom and successful achievement.
Purpose, the essence of life!
Find out what God would have you do.
And do that little well.
For what is great and what is small.
‘Tis only He can tell. (Anonymous)
Purpose is the raison d’être of our existence, and the major driver for whatever we seek most in life. Purpose is the embodiment of our resolutions and the focal point of our goals and dreams. A man of purpose is a man that has a focus and a noble desire or goal for great expectations.
The barbaric execution of American journalist, James Foley is very sad and very disturbing. Mr. Foley paid the maximum price for exposing the atrocities of terrorists and religious fanatics in major war zones across the world. Though his work was difficult while his calling and career was fraught with danger, yet James Foley was a man of purpose.
It was his aim to tell a larger audience and educate the global village about the sufferings and hardships of women, children and the aged caught across fire in war zones and troubled parts f the world. Without determined, dedicated and purposeful journalists like James Foley, the world would stay in the dark about the sufferings of innocent citizens who were caught across fire in war zones and crisis spots..
“I live for those who love me, for those who know me true;
for the heavens that smiles above me, and awaits my spirit too.
For the cause that lacks assistance, for the wrong that needs resistance,
for the future in the distance, and the good that I can do.” (G. L. Banks).
You are never too late to have a life of purpose and celebrate great personal achievement. Everyone is born to rule and to reign. Each one of us is here on Earth to achieve something significant, meaningful, substantive, and extraordinary. 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 achievement.
- Discover your life purpose
Your natural tendencies, talents and gifts are direct endowments which enhances personal development and career planning for a purposeful life and successful achievements. The biggest challenge to any man is the attitude of contentment with mere existence and subsistent living. Eighty out of every one hundred people are contented with being drifters all their lives, going wherever the tide leads them rather than command the tide to be calm and still while they determine and chose their God-given paths in life.
Sit down today and set out this hour to lift your very self out of the cloudy mindset of uncertainty that has limited you to mere survival and menial achievement. Find out through purposeful searching of your mind where your mental prowess and creativity acumen lies. Convince yourself of the choice and decision you have made, who you ought to be, what course and purpose you ought to pursue, and the way you are supposed to go in life. Then go out afterwards into the world to excel and prosper.
- Determine to achieve the goals God has destined you to attain.
Attainment of life goals and dreams takes a lot of determination and dedication to the chosen course. Inherent and inbuilt in every human are latent powers and capabilities for excellent achievements in life. Your determination for successful achievement and purposeful life calls for dedication to a singular course.
Self-discovery is one thing, mustering up every element of personal development and self growth and tutelage to realize that discovery is the essential task that each man and woman must strive for. Start now to lay by all your resources, abilities, and capabilities towards the attainment of a singular purpose and one specific course to which you are dedicated.
- Go, Get Meaningful Goals
The central focus of personal development is the growth of the person into his full tendencies and abilities. When you are fully developed into your real self, then you could perform at your utmost best. Develop self-confidence, have faith your abilities to excel, and then go out with divine guidance to excel. Heaven help those who help themselves.
Go, but go in faith. Get, but you must get the best. With clear focus around your mission and an unblemished vision to achieve meaningful goals you would soon begin to live out the man of purpose inherent in you. Never rest your oars but rather set out to attain your dreams one day at a time, one goal at each shot. Set up your success staircase with meaningful personal development, realistic growth efforts, and go get the goals!
- Be unique, be different, and outstanding!
Through self-discovery and personal development efforts, every man and woman must strive to become purposeful and successful. Never accept the Xerox copy lifestyle, trying to copy the Joneses and the Johnsons.
Work hard but work well to emerge your successful true self. Make the difference, the stand-out and outstanding guy between the busy, purposeless, and unproductive crowd and the successful life. Live out the resourceful, productive, and purposeful life.
Move out of the crowd this day and begin to make a difference. Look to this day and say to the world in clear tones that you are the difference. Let the whole world know from today that you are a man of purpose, a resourceful, productive, and purposeful personality.
- Take time to do things with determined purpose
A vital aspect of personal growth and self development is effective time management. This is the way to get things done, and the way to do them very well. The Lord God has taught us to number our days so that we may apply our hearts, our mind, our plans, and our ways unto wisdom.
Highly efficient and very effective time management practice is vital to a happy, purposeful and fulfilling life. Knowing what one needs to achieve is one major part of the process. The second vital part of it is setting adequate time and mileposts with dedication and focus to accomplish that goal.
Never try to overlook the crucial and mundane aspects of the process, they are the very vital elements of the big picture. Dream dreams, set goals, but set rules with timeframe to accomplish your goals.
- Make yourself the doer, the one who make things happen!
Let the world recognize you as the doer who make good things happen, no matter what. Develop yourself into the skilled and successful achiever whom others look up to.
Stick to a purposefully determined task and carry it through. The real world actually admires the stern determined doer. People always regard the doer who makes things happen.
- Be a man among men, Master Your Destiny!
Accept early in life that your destiny is in your own hands. Apply credible personal development trainings and aptitudes to master your own fate and perfect your own calling in life. Your future lay squarely on your own hands, therefore 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”! 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.
Only successful people understand that fortune favors the bold.
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!