Tuesday, March 24, 2015

25.entry: Life`s purpose

"You can always turn around. Its better to come to the right place later, than to not get there at all." - A.Zalokar 


So I am sitting in my class and I am thinking to myself: "what the fuck am I doing here???" Is business really the thing I wanna do, is marketing my forte? What is my purpose in life? I believe all of us have the same problem. We don't exactly know what we wanna do, we just know we don't want to work in a grocery store. Don't get me wrong, I believe all jobs are important, but I guess I just want to make a difference in the world in another way. Why have I started to write about the job anyways? Where does it say that my job is my purpose?


I love people who know exactly what they want to do. That's why I love kids, they have a perfect vision of what they want to do in life and they are not afraid of a failure because they believe everything is possible. When have we/I forgotten to dream and to believe? When have we/I forgotten we/I can make a difference, When have we/I forgotten that we/I can make it, and we/I will make it?


I guess this blog post is meant for me as much as its meant for you guys. I just feel numb sometimes. I feel the world made my skin too thick, I forgot to wonder at things, I forgot to believe in the good in people. We are so busy with the little things that we forget to see the bigger picture. I don't know what my purpose is, I went through some of the quotes about life`s purpose and they are all about helping others and making a difference and staying alive. But there is a difference between staying alive and making your life count for something. I would say a purpose is to make a difference in other people`s lives. Either in your small circle of friends or in a huge circle like the world. You wont be Mahatma Gandhi, you wont be Mother Theresa, you wont be Albert Einstein, but you can always be you. And maybe that is our purpose, to be the best version of ourselves, that we need to keep getting better in the public in private aspects of life. We need to make a difference everyday. Everyday we have a purpose to make our day the best it can be, and to make other people`s days better.


Is that it though? Is that the purpose. It seems so simple. I believe nobody is born without a reason. We all play some part in a great scheme of life. We are all actors of our destiny and the destiny of others. Our lives are intertwined with the lives of others. So it matters what you do and what you say. You make impact on people everyday, so be careful of what you do. Make it your life's purpose to help others in the best way you can. 


So, back on the search of my life's purpose. Or maybe to rephrase that. On my mission to find what I am good at. I did one exercise once which was quite helpful. You make 3 circles. In the first one you put down words of what makes you happy or what interest you. (animals, sports, arts, travelling, movies,...), in the second circle you put down things you are good at (conversation, math, solving problems, singing, writing, making friends,...) and the third circle contains the job market suitable for your experience or what you might want to do. Now when you filled in all your circles, do you see that middle part where all the circles connect with each other? That's your life`s purpose. You don't need to fill in it just yet. Keep that scheme in the back of your head and one day you might find your purpose. Until then do what makes you happy and do what you are good at. 



I will leave you with this. Think of your 8 year old self. And think what he or she might say about you. Would you be proud of yourself or would you be ashamed of who you have become?


And last but not least. Sometimes we need time to figure out what our purpose is. I keep on traveling and traveling and hoping that one day I will wake up and find out what my purpose is and I will be complete. Maybe me writing this blog is my purpose. Maybe traveling and meeting all these new people is my purpose. Anyways I will keep on doing what I am good at and we will see how that turns out. Always believe in yourself. My faith was shaking at times, but writing these last lines of this entry I feel like I know what I am doing. I do know better. I don't need a Degree or a certificate for it. In my heart I feel like its the right thing. And maybe that's it. Maybe doing the right thing is a step in the right direction, it has to be, right? 


If you have something to say about today's topic please do comment or follow the blog as it continues. I would love to hear your thoughts on the topic. Until next time! 

Lots of love,

“Our lives are not our own. We are bound to others, past and present, and by each crime and every kindness, we birth our future.”