So many of us spend a significant amount of our time, thinking about our safety, worried about our job, our money, our health, our relationships, our friends, our enemies, and what they may or may not be thinking about us.
We willing give the potential and power of our mind to these primary thoughts on a daily basis.
Primary thoughts because thoughts of survival are primitive.
Our primitive ancestors had a need to focus their thoughts on survival, because each day brought with it a very real possibility of death.
Today…we live in the dawn on the 21st century.
We live lives that are more advanced than our ancestors could have ever imagined.
Yet, we unconsciously give our minds to worry and dedicate our lives to survival.
How will I make money?
How can I be sure I won’t go broke?
We worry ourselves with the concerns of tomorrow.
Wondering what if…
What if this…
What if that…
We spend the precious moments of our lives fretting about what could be…versus using that same awareness and time preparing for when what could be; will be!
Why don’t we spend time thinking about the questions that really matter?
- Why am I here?
- What am I supposed to do with my life?
- What is my purpose?
Our worries blurs our vision.
Our vision provides the path to our purpose.
Our fears cast shadows on our dreams.
Our dreams are the internal source of our motivation.
A man without vision, is a man without purpose.
A woman without a dream, is a woman who has no motivation.
What is your vision?
Is it clear?
What must you do to bring it into focus?
What are your dreams?
Do you allow yourself to dream?
Have you allowed your fears to cast a shadow so dark that you no longer dream?
If you have no vision and you’re afraid to dream, ask yourself this one question.
Why do wake up everyday?
Is it just to survive?
Is it just to live, because your fear of death supersedes your fear to dream?
Is it just to make money and buy nice things?
Is it just to create another moment of pleasure?
Is it just to be entertained?
It’s okay to not have the answers…
The average person will live and die and never truly know themselves.
The problem with this is that you’re not average.
None of us are average.
Thus, to live an average life, is to live a life well beneath your purpose and your greatness.
There is so much more to the cycle of life than being born, growing old and then dying?
“Everyone has been made for some particular work, and the desire for that work has been put in every heart.” ~ Rumi
What is the flame that flickers in your heart?
Are you curious about the fire that burns in your soul, that illuminates a light despite the shadows of fear?
This same light provides the silhouette of your vision, that is blurred by your worries.
This light will lead you to your work.
This work is your purpose.
Your purpose is who you are…
Never forget that your job is what you do.
Your purpose, your work is who you are.
You can lose a job…
You can never lose your purpose.
There is no greater work than the work of knowing your purpose.
There is no deeper thought, than the thoughts that lead to the discovery of your purpose.
To live a life of purpose, is to live a life of meaning.
That feeling you have in the pit of your stomach that something is missing…it’s real.
What you’re missing is your meaning, your purpose…your reason for living.
So you have a decision to make.
Will you let fear, doubt and worry stand in the way of your greatness?
Greatness is your possibility.
You were born with the power and purpose to achieve that possibility.
What will you choose?
Will you choose a life of insignificance, and allow your greatness to be clouded by primitive thoughts of survival and worry?
Will you allow your imagination and your self-defeating stories predict the outcome of your life?
I hope that you will choose differently.
Life will always be challenging.
Why not be challenged by the attainment of your purpose?
Why not be challenged by your pursuit of self-actualization and truly get acquainted with yourself?
Why not be challenged by your vision, while you aspire to create your dreams?
Why not make the choice today, that you will survive, and that thriving within your purpose is your only concern.
You get to say…
Today you still have time to know your purpose, reach for your potential, create a legacy and blaze a trail.
Tomorrow you may not.
…and stay inspired; it’s lifestyle choice!
About the Author:
Global Entrepreneur – Certified Life Coach – Media Personality – Speaker
Linal Harris is a global entrepreneur, certified life coach, author, and media personality. As the founder of Inspirational Perspective® Publishing, LLC and Insights 4 Life™ Coaching, LLC, Harris challenges his global audience and coaching clients to Murder Mediocrity® and live their best life possible. Harris concentrates his work as an ontological coach with clients on what he calls the 4 pillars of life; the relationship we have to ourselves, the relationships we have with others, our relationship to work and money, and the connection we have to our spirit and life’s purpose. Harris coaches CEO’s, executives, entrepreneurs, athletes and celebrities. Harris is the author of “Slay Your Goals”, where he provides his readers with scientific and research backed tips for achieving their goals. Harris is an expert goal-setter and has been called upon by Fortune 500 companies to assist with setting their strategic priorities, facilitate goal-setting sessions and provide inspirational talks.
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