Having a clear set of purpose really gives you a whole new perspective on the way you work, the way you live.
Something great happened to me yesterday. I got reminded of my purpose. And the impact of it on my day : amazing. I used my working time better (cause I didn’t want any wasted when I could be doing something toward reaching my goal), I felt happier (and believe me, I’m already a happy person normally), also more motivated and excited to embrace what’s in store for me in the future.
When I was in college, I was fed a lot of talk on how important it is to have a vision, to have a set of goals that you want to achieve in life. And yes, I had an idea of what I wanted to be, of the life I wanted to lead, but I never let myself wanted it too much. I guess somewhere in the web of my life, I caught the wrong message from the wrong circumstances and the wrong people, and I started to think I was doing the right thing denying myself what I really wanted.
The result of it? A pretty painting of life with no particular pattern or sense, I guess. I worked, I performed well, I did all sorts of things happily, but even when I achieve excellent performance, or people praise me for what I did, I couldn’t appreciate myself. What’s the point? I didn’t know where I wanted all those things to take me to.
Now, though. Now. The past year, I’ve been reminded again of what I really want in my life, and I’ve been surrounded by passionate people who encourage me to pursue my dreams. And yesterday I got reminded about the notion of having a clear vision statement and really, really running towards it. As my problem used to be not letting myself wanting something so much, I found a quote that really spoke to me : “Don’t be afraid to give yourself everything you’ve ever wanted in life.”
When you know what you want, don’t hesitate to ask for it and work for it. I ponder on what the sentence represents to me, and it kind of summarizes some of the decisions I have made in my life that initially made people frown. I often had to leave my comfort zone. But I had figured out what I wanted. So I took my risks anyway and grabbed my chances. Now, I just have to apply the same thing toward reaching my dreams.
If you feel like you still have no idea where your passion lies, find it. Borrowing Pastor Brian Houston’s words, it’s amazing to have a reason to run toward and for something that is far more important than ourselves. It makes a lot of difference. Good difference.
- cheers to all -