So if you don’t know your purpose in life, what kind of life will you end up living? I’ll sum it up
with one word:owned. Your life is owned by others —their needs, their goals, their purposes. Why?
Because if you don’t know your purpose, others will put you to good use achieving theirs.
Advertisers spend billions every year to get you to take some small action. The company you
work for or the customers you serve — they want to own you too. And how can you say no? You don’t have a better option, do you? You might as well get a job and buy stuff, make some customers happy along the way, and die quietly. Oh, how cheeky? That’s what others have planned for you. That seems to be what everyone else is doing. You might as well
jump on the same bandwagon… seems safe enough.
Is that the plan you wish to follow?
If you happen to be someone who’s consciously aware of your purpose in life, then you already
know what’s missing from the above — freedom.
When you don’t choose your own purpose, a purpose will be given to you by others. As simple as that and you give up your freedom. Sure you still maintain the
illusion of freedom. You can decide the low level actions you take each day. But you’ve lost the greatest freedom — the ability to choose your own answer to the question, “What is the meaning of my life?” If you let someone else
answer this question for you, then you’re owned, with a stamp and price tag to it.
And it may not even be a single person giving you that answer. Most likely it’s a collection of many sources: advertisers, employers,
coworkers, friends, family, social pressures, etc.
Each contributes a small piece to your answer. But because there are so many contributors, the
answer that comes out is fuzzy and complicated.
So you end up living a fuzzy, complicating, zig zag life
crafted by third-party biographers, many of which you’ve never met. Omg how crazy could it get?
On the other hand, when you know your purpose
and live it consciously each day, you’re free. No
one else owns you. Whether you run your own business or work for someone else, you always
see yourself as self-employed. You’re your own boss. You lead your
own life, and although others may hold formal authority over you in some situations, you focus
on what you can control and don’t whine about what you can’t, and in so doing, your influence
expands to the point that you become a leader no matter what your formal position is. Your
leadership comes from knowing your purpose.
Just like sailing, You could be caught in a sea of external chaos, yet you’re always steering a clear straight-ahead course, which allows you to feel certain when no one else can. And that’s what finding your purpose feels like. Though your circumstances will change, your inner compass stays constant. It doesn’t
matter what position you hold. When you live
your purpose, you become a leader. When you
don’t live your purpose, you become public owned property.
When you choose the kind of work you do, you consciously choose what aligns with your
purpose. Every day your actions are your answer to the question, “What is the meaning of my life?” You’ll still be bombarded by messages from
others who want to own you in some way, but those influences will become harmless background noise, unable to sway you. Whatever
happens out there, it’s like the waves tossing
around on a stormy sea of monsters while you’re 1000ft
below the surface, where the water is calm.
By knowing your purpose, you begin living on a
deeper level where surface happenings like
corporate politics can’t knock you around. Your
purpose provides unshakable stability and security.
To Create a world of Legendary people, by Applying Ethical Principles and innovative ideas to be M.A.D–Making A Difference.
3 Simple Ways To Discovering Your Purpose.
- Set Conscious Goals
If you don’t live on purpose, then you don’t even
know how to set goals. Even when you think
you’re being proactive, where are your goals
really coming from? Ultimately, they’ll come from
your past conditioning, which means they’re
coming from others. You set a goal to buy a new
house or a new car, but if those goals aren’t
driven by your own conscious purpose, then
they’re really the bank’s and the car dealer’s
goals for you, both of which are spending lots of
money to get you to adopt them. Even if you
want to advance in your career and make more
money, there are many who want you to achieve
that goal too, especially since it will allow you to
spend more money and do more productive work.
So whose goals are you working so hard to
achieve? Yours or your owners?
- Empty Your Mind Off What you’ve Been Conditioned To Know
Sure you think you want all those
things. You’ve been taught to want them by your
In Order to break free of working on your owners’ goals,
you have to know your own purpose. And this
means you have to empty your head of all your
owners’ thoughts and conditioning and get deep
down to 1000ft below sea level, where your
thoughts are clear and calm, where you once
again remember who you really are. At that level
all the external fluff fades, and you can hear
yourself clearly. You have to squeeze your brain
like a sponge to get all those owners’ voices out.
The owners’ voices are the ones that make you
feel weaker and more afraid. Once you go deep
enough though, your own voice will begin to
reassert itself. You’ll remember what you’re here
to do, and you’ll recall the state of passion that
drives you to do it.
- Listen To Your Inner Voice
After that, the hard part is listening to this inner
voice and trusting it. It’s so easy to trust your
owners because they seem so certain, and there
are so many of them. Your inner voice is much
quieter, but if you let it drive you instead of the
external world, you’ll come to know your purpose,
and your life will become immensely fulfilling.
Then you’ll be finally free!
Over To You, Have you discovered Yours, What’s your “why” for living?
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