Thursday, August 29, 2013

My Life's Purpose- Why I'm Here

 

I've been doing a lot of soul searching lately and I have read a lot of self help books. We all have those moments when we want to know why we were put on this planet and that is something I've been seeking to find over the last several months. After really digging deep I've come up with my mission statement for my life:

My purpose in life is to learn how to be financially independent and how to take care of my mind, body and soul and to teach others how to do the same...

There it is. Why I'm here...To teach.

I have actually known this deep within myself for years and had that epiphany while I was in my freshman year of college. I remember a random bike ride with my mom where I broke down crying and told her I wanted to change my major to education.

Fast forward to today and for anyone who doesn't know my major and the degree I ultimately graduated with was mass communications. However, the desire to teach never left me.

What I have realized over the past decade (wow- has it really been a decade since I was a college freshman?!? holy crap!!!) is that my mission in life IS to teach, but not in the traditional grade school setting I thought of many years ago.

I think this is why I was feeling the strong pull to become a writer. I want to learn something and then share what I've learned and writing has been a wonderful medium I've used to teach.

Now, that I have officially determined and written out what I know my full life's purpose to be, I feel like I can create goals and passion projects that are centered around it.

It may seem silly to you, but simply defining what my purpose is has given me a new sense of excitement and a strong desire to fulfill it.With every project I think of going forward I will know how to center it around my life's purpose and therefore be more passionate about the things I do and the life I live.

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