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Written On Purpose

October 30, 2014

Most of us talk about having dreams and goals.  Having them gives us purpose.  It also helps us search for our specific higher purpose.

If life has purpose and meaning, and it does, then each one of us has a purpose.  So we must live our lives with purpose for a higher purpose.  A life of fulfillment is a life full and filled with purpose.

“The purpose of life is a life of purpose.” – Robert Byrne

“It is meaningless to talk about one’s purpose in life if there is no purpose for the existence of the world.” –  Rabbi Abraham Twerski

The world is made up of three kinds of people:

1. Those who don’t have a dream/goal/purpose and hence no sense of purpose.

“When a man does not know what harbor he is making for, no wind is the right wind.” –  Lucius Annaeus Seneca- Philosopher

2. Those who have a dream/goal/purpose but take no actions towards it, or struggle to stay on target, or are not specific.

“I always wanted to be somebody, but I should have been more specific.” –  Lily Tomlin

3. Those who have a dream/goal/purpose and infuse everything they do with purpose for a purpose.

 “There is hope in dreams, imagination, and in the courage of those who wish to make those dreams a reality.” – Dr. Jonas Salk

Which one do you think is the happiest?

For now something to ponder with more specifics to follow.

Heart and Soul

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Steve permalink
    October 30, 2014 10:04 am

    On point as always. “Higher” is not for me to know most of the time. Am I out of my narcissistic ego and helping/coaching/connected with others? Stuck in #2 is a comfortable trap. Honesty with trusted friends moves me to action.
    We are more capable than we believe!

  2. Michael permalink
    October 30, 2014 9:56 am

    Perhaps to state the obvious, dreams are important, but actions more so. At bottom, by my lights, what matters is lining up your values, dreams and actions. Without the chutzpah and reality of doing, we wind up seeking ad infinitum.

    • Fred Fox permalink*
      October 30, 2014 10:01 am

      So you vote for number three. It’s not enough to dream of making a layup, you have to drive to the basket and execute.
      Thanks Michael

      • Michael permalink
        November 1, 2014 7:45 am

        Spot on, my friend, whether you score or not!

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