I believe we all have a purpose in life. Some people are fortunate to find their purpose at an early age, while others find it later in life.
For years, my purpose was alluding me. Not because I wasn’t seeking it out, but because to truly find your purpose you have to experience life – the ups and the downs.
Only then will you fully understand why you exist.
It wasn’t until I read The Alchemist (I highly suggest you read this book – it’ll change your life) by Paulo Coelho that I finally figured it out — my purpose was right in front of me all along. But I couldn’t articulate it in way that clicked in my mind for the life of me.
But that changed.
My purpose is both simple, yet complex. But it’s the guiding light that I use to steer my life in the direction it needs to go.
In one two word mantra, my purpose is to progress humankind.
What does progress humankind mean exactly? In essence, it means to improve people’s lives in some way — whether it’s through business, philanthropy, or any other vehicle I choose to get the job done.
Will Smith once said, “If you’re not doing something to better people’s lives then you’re wasting your time.”
I’ll leave you with this. When you find your purpose the world around you changes. You start seeing opportunities clearer than ever before. And you start seeing the signs (past and present) that point you in the direction your life needs to go for you to have the most meaning.
Don’t rest until you find your purpose.