Every individual is born with a Higher Purpose in life. However, only those who are able to identify their ultimate goal, live their dreams and attain this higher level of human achievement. Often people are unable to define their higher aim which seems unattainable, unreal – like a mirage.
These excerpts from Barack Obama’s speech at a Conference highlight Higher Purpose in life, “Focusing your life solely on making a buck shows a certain poverty of ambition. It asks too little of yourself. And it will leave you unfulfilled. Listen to what’s inside of you and decide what it is that you care about so much that you’re willing to risk it all. Because it’s only when you hitch your wagon to something larger than yourself that you realize your true potential.”
Understanding your role at your place of work is paramount. But, the differentiating factor for many human beings is the sheer desire to move beyond a specific job, role or task, exercise some degree of creativity and innovation, and leave a mark. It is all about making a difference and your everyday acts become habits over time.
You often plan your daily routines, vacations and other events with meticulous care, but how often do you plan your life? Your attitude and passion makes you the unique person you are. If you have that fire in your belly, it will give you boundless courage to attain your Higher Purpose. Of course there will be setbacks but the true victory is the ability to eschew negative thoughts and maintain a calm, monk-like focus throughout the journey.
While one’s aim or obsession to achieve goals invigorates, blaming others for creating hurdles in your path merely drains one’s energy. Realize the importance of your role at your work place and consider the vacuum your absence will create if you are not there anymore.
Drawing inspiration from role models is pertinent, but it is imperative to be the current zeitgeist as no two stars are alike in the Universe.
When we help others and perform extra kindness, our brains release endorphins, the chemical that lifts our spirits and injects refreshing feelings of fervour. Help others achieve their bigger goal and witness the delightful change it does to your brain chemistry. Team work is everything. Savour this quote from H.E. Luccock – “No one can whistle a symphony. It takes an orchestra to play it.”
Prying yourself out of that routine requires a Higher Purpose, something that makes you wake up every morning, something that is bigger than yourself, something which makes you intrepid. Pursue that Higher Purpose with passion, zeal and perseverance. Stay focused. Aim for stars, live your dreams with your eyes wide open – with your heart, mind, body and soul.