It’s Never Too Late to Discover Your Purpose
Although I’ve always thought about my purpose and how to discover it, it never came as clearly to me as it did about two years ago when (as the doctor said) I “died twice”. I was in a restaurant and coded. Luckily a nurse who was in our group performed CPR. After they put me in the ambulance I coded again. It turns out I had a splenic aneurysm. The doctor said not many people live through it, so he told me to go out and enjoy life.
It took about three months to get back to normal and I really wasn’t thinking about “purpose”. But the more I recovered, the more I started to think about my purpose in life. In fact, people would ask me what I thought I was put on this earth to do now that I had a new chance.
So it’s never too late to discover your purpose, but I believe it’s important to think about it. Some people call it the “why”. Why was I put here on earth? What is it I should achieve in my career? What should I be doing for my family to support them?
For me, I discovered that I have two purposes. My LIFE PURPOSE was to let my wife know how much she means to me and that I want to spend as much time as possible with her on cruise ships to have the time of our lives. My CAREER PURPOSE (as an Executive Coach) was to help my clients go deep so that they realize the full potential they could reach.
QUESTIONS TO ASK YOURSELF
So now I ask you: What is your LIFE PURPOSE?
It may involve a gift you have, a strength people tell you they notice or something else that stands out. And if you are still working, perhaps you have a CAREER PURPOSE, too.
Today, ask yourself what you WHY or your PURPOSE is here on this earth.