I was listening to a Tony Robbins audio book on our way home from Sedona when Tony asked, “What is your life’s purpose?” If you don’t know don’t worry you’re in good company. Majority of people don’t have the slightest clue. We’re too busy studying, working, tending to family, trying to get in shape, partying, learning work/life balance, etc.
Tony said something that I want you to do: “Stop what you are doing and pull out a pen and paper. Ready? Don’t over think it. Ask yourself that question and write down the first thought that comes to mind. Practice this exercise over and over again. The idea is to get your purpose on paper so you have something to build on. Now visualize how you have lived your purpose in the past and how you can continue to do so.”
I’ll share mine if you promise to share yours.
I love inspiring and touching lives. I practice my purpose by being a great son, brother, friend, employee, business partner and advisor. Now the challenge is how do I scale my purpose so I can touch more lives?
When I started this blog my thought process was really straightforward. If I can interact with more people then I can help more people. Along the way I’ve been confronted with restrictions. That’s neither here nor there, so I’m going to stick with what I can do to keep building on my purpose.
Focus on things you can influence:
I can commit to more structure in my blog posts. I can commit to more blog posts per week, month, year. I can invest more time in people’s lives. I can mentor a colleague. I can write an e-book. I can volunteer to speak to small business owners and organizations like the Chamber of Commerce. I can create podcasts and video blog posts. I can attend industry conferences. I can live a purpose driven life.
The soundtrack of my life has been overcoming obstacles and odds. That’s why my favorite hip hop songs are anthems. They motivate, tell a story about rising above a challenge and celebrating the victory. My favorite class in school was recess, excelled in college but dropped out to pursue my passion in business, first generation American, etc. the list goes on. Even against an overwhelming number of statistics I’ve defeated the odds thus far.
I’ve been asked where I find my motivation and up until recently I really didn’t think I had a choice. It’s all I knew. I decided I’m going to analyze my own thought process so I can share and connect with others.
Off the top of my head I can say the following keeps me more than motivated:
- My faith in God
- Helping people
- Living my purpose
- Competitive mentality
Now if you have your purpose written down I’d like to hear what makes you tick. Or what’s preventing you from starting. Sometimes we know what needs to be done, but instead of taking a step out of our comfort zone we over analyze which leads to paralysis.
I challenge you to take a leap of faith. Don’t be afraid to live your life to the fullest. The only obstacle preventing you from being your best version is yourself.
I recently heard a quote that ties into my purpose, “There’s no such thing as a stranger, just people I haven’t met yet.”
I hope you leave a comment so I have the opportunity to meet you.