Weekly YES Quote
“The purpose of life is to be happy.”
Happiness should never be measured by the amount of money in ones bank account, the quality of clothing on ones back, or the number of stamps in ones passport book.
Though it can be true that having more money provides you with the ability to afford to do activities that bring you joy, American-made clothing doesn’t promote sweatshops and provides those talented persons making the clothing with a fair wage and benefits which may make you feel more at peace with your spending, and experiencing cultures outside of your own can make you a more well-rounded and aware person when making choices that can affect others.
Recently a friend asked me what my purpose in life was.
It’s been a long time since someone with genuine ears at the ready asked me a deep and meaningful question that forced me to look inward and really analyze myself.
I paused to give this solid consideration before answering him that I believe I was meant to lead people.
I believe that I am meant to help others get to where they need to be by leading, coaching, and inspiring them. Helping someone to achieve their goals brings me immense happiness, and therefore, I believe leading is my purpose.
I am so grateful that he asked me that question.
That question inspired me the to share with you the importance of striving for what makes you happy.
I challenge you to ask yourself the simple question:
“How am I today?”
Seriously! Don’t you roll your eyes at me.
How… are you… today?
I want you to stop and give this simple question some real thought. I want you to give this simple question your undivided attention.
I want you to put everything else you’re doing down, away, or out of sight, close your eyes, take a deep breath in, take a deep breath out, and really answer this question as yourself to yourself.
If you can’t answer it right away try clearing your mind again. Bring focus to yourself, your feelings, your emotions…
Be confident in your answer. Don’t even think about bullshitting yourself.
Now that you’ve centered yourself, ask yourself: what is my purpose?
Again, if the answer doesn’t immediately come to mind, take a deep breath in, let the breath out, and then ask yourself:
- what drives me forward?
- what gets up me up in the morning?
- when I reflect on the great things that happened during the day, what sticks out the most?
- and ultimately, what makes me happy?
Now, write it down, and put your purpose in a place where you’ll be able to easily access and see it.
I challenge you to reflect on your purpose every morning you wake up this week, and may it drive everything you do each day towards achieving your well-deserved happiness.
Reminder to Just Say Yes!
As always, say yes to experiences that present themselves to you! Life is full of fun and wonder – don’t be stuck at home wondering what life could be like, should be like, would be like… drop that nonsense! Get out there, say yes, and never look back!
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