Sunday Thoughts: Find Your “Why”

Every human being exists on this Earth for a reason, and I believe that we owe it to ourselves to uncover out unique purpose in our lives. I feel truly alive when I can answer this question: “Why am I living today, and why am I doing the things that I do?” While this question is a loaded one, I know we are capable of finding our own unique response. We want to live a happy and successful life, and we have the potential to do so within us. We just need to unlock it.

Naturally, this is the quest of a lifetime. However, there is one rule that you can follow as you find your purpose on this Earth.

The best piece of advice I can give is this: imagine what you would do if you knew you could not fail. Let me repeat that; live your life as if you could never fail! Once you adopt this mentality of success, you will find that you are capable of much more than what you are currently doing. The fear of failure stops us from being true to ourselves because we have unfortunately been conditioned to be afraid of failure. If you can force yourself to work toward your goals despite the ambiguity and despite the fact that the outcome is not set in stone, then you can truly live freely for yourself and for others.

In a similar vein, ask yourself this: if money were no object, what would I be doing that would bring me joy and happiness? The answer to this question lies within you because you have been called to do something wonderful with your life. First you must remove the external distraction of money as an object to work for. Instead, think of money as a tool and as a form of energy that represents your services to other people. Work for yourself, not for money, and you will find success knocking at your door.

Finally, adopt a positive mentality everyday. I like to write down positive affirmations about myself each morning before the day starts in order to feel great about myself. Well that sounds awfully narcissistic doesn’t it? No, actually it’s one of the easiest exercises in self-love you can do each day. It’s a healthy degree of narcissism rather than a pathological one because it does not cause you to aggrandize yourself unto a pedestal to the point where you think you’re better than other people. That is not the point here. The point is to write confident things about yourself and believe them 100%. You can also write messages of prayer or requests for help from a divine source. I ask God for help each day to strengthen my weaknesses and to fill me with positivity and love so that I may carry that over to my daily interactions with others. Practice these two exercises, and I guarantee you that you will notice more positive interactions with people in your life. This is called the law of attraction, and it works because you get what you put in. In other words, put in positivity and love, and you will get it back from others.

Here’s some thoughts for you on this fine Sunday. Enjoy!


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