When purpose ignites the spirit, it
generates an inexhaustible fire that burns in the heart of every unstoppable
person. That fire is passion.
By living on purpose and pursuing dreams
and goals that are consistent with your natural strengths and desires, you can
create unstoppable passion almost effortlessly. And when that happens, nothing
can stop you.
“You have to find something
that you love enough to be able to take risks, jump over the hurdles, and break
through the brick walls that are always going to be placed in front of you, if you
don’t have that kind of feeling for what it is you’re doing, you’ll stop at the
first giant hurdle.” George Lucas
“We all face obstacles of
one kind or another in life. But if you let your deepest passion serve as your fuel,
you’ll be able to travel the road back and move on to make your dreams happen.”
Dr. Francisco Bucio
“Only passions, great passions, can
elevate the soul to great things.” Diderot
“Doing something I really
love has served my career more than anything else.” Stepen Connel with dyslexia often labeled “Slow” and “stupid”
same as Albert Einstein, Thomas Edison, and Hans Andersen.
“Make sure that the career
you choose is one you enjoy. If you don’t enjoy what your are doing, it will be
difficult to give the extra time, effort and devotion it takes to be a success.
If it is a career that you find fun and enjoyable, then you will do whatever it
takes. You will give freely of your time and effort and you will not feel that
you are making a sacrifice in order to be a success.” Kathy Whitworth, Professional Golfer
“Many of us are afraid to
follow our passions, to pursue what we want most because it means taking risks
and even facing failure. But to pursue your passion with all your heart and
soul is success in itself. The greatest failure is to have never really tried.”
“I would rather be a failure
doing something I love than be a success doing something I hate.” George Burns
“If you want to achieve
great things in your life, you have to take risks. The first risk is daring to
feel deeply, to be passionate about what you want and care about. Enthusiasm is
the key to breaking through barriers, whether your dream is to touch one person
or millions. Ken Kragen organizer of We
Are The World 5.5 millions hands in hands for 4000 miles across 17 states.
“Do not allowed ourselves to
be define or limited by others. Follow your passion, follow your heart. They
will lead you to the place you want to go.” Evelyn
Glennie deaf soloist pianist
“Some people bring out the
best in you in a way that you might never have fully realized on your own.”
“You are destined for
greatness and you can do anything in life if you’re willing to work hard enough
to get it.”
“You may not started out
life in the best of circumstances. But if you can find a mission in life worth
working for and believe in yourself, nothing can stop you from achieving
success.” Kemmons Wilson
“When you come across challenges
when pursuing a goal, stay focused on your purpose, and remains determined to
deal with whatever comes your way. If you hang in there, your sense of purpose
will inspired others, and together, you’ll be unstoppable”. Wayne Barton
Personal Action Plan: Igniting Purpose in Your
- Purpose can ignite your
spirit, providing personal meaning and deep satisfaction to your life. Purpose
is the why-why you are here – and your own special calling. Purpose is the
unique gifts and insights that you bring to the planet and can contribute to
your world. Purpose fuels your efforts and gives you the drive to continue, no
matter what the challenges.
If the secret to living a
rich, meaningful life is to live in accordance with your purpose, the obvious question
remains, How do those who don’t know their purpose discover it? It’s a
difficult but important question, because lasting happiness depends on your
ability to answer it truthfully.
William Marsten, a prominent
psychologist, asked 3,000 people, “What have you to live for?” the results
revealed that 94% responded by saying they had no definite purpose for their
lives and it has been said that “everyone dies, but not everyone really lives.”
Meanwhile, they simply survive, going through the mechanical motions of living,
without ever experiencing the spark of aliveness, they watch their lives
quickly pass by and become increasingly fearful that their lives will end
before they experience any true joy or deep sense of purpose. Have you felt
that way – that something was missing in your life? I did.
Our True Purpose in Life.
Discover Your Purpose.
Action 1: Start
by writing “How I want to be remembered.” List the qualities, deeds, and
characteristics for which you would like to be remembered by your friends,
spouse, children, co-workers, the community, and even the world. If you have
special relationship with other people or groups, such as church, club, or
team, include themon the list too. In the
process of waiting, you will begin to uncover your true value and the sources
of meaning in your life. Ex. I want to be remembered by my wife as a loving
husband, who always believed in her, a partner who encouraged her to expand her
vision of what w
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1.Dreamers who dream only on small dreams.
Many people whose greatest achievements in life are behind them. A
dreams in the past is a person whose life is over. That person needs to
a dream in the future in order to come back to life. It is also people
who still celebrate in getting good grades, being prom king or queen,
from a prestigious university, or being in the military. In other
best days are behind them.
2.Dreamers who dream only on small
dreams. These types of
dreamers will dream only small
dreams because they want to feel confident they can achieve them. The
is, even though they know they can achieve them, they never do achieve
These type of dreamers are often the most dangerous. They live like
turtles, tucked away in their own quiet padded room. If you knock on
the shell and steal
a quick look in one of the openings, they often take out and bite you.
lesson is let dreaming turtles dream. Most are not going anywhere and
perfectly fine with them.
3.Dreamers who have achieved their
dreams and have not set a new dream.
This is an example of
someone who has successfully achieved his dream and continues to live
dream. “Twenty years ago, I dreamed of becoming a doctor. I became a
doctor and now I am just bored with life. I enjoy being a doctor but
something is missing.”
4.Dreamers who dream big dreams
but do not have a plan on how to achieve them...so they wind up achieving
people say, “I’ve just had a major
breakthrough. Let me tell you about my new plan,” or “This time things
different,” or “I’m turning over a new leaf,” or I’m going to work
off my bills, and invest,” or “I just heard of a new company coming to
and they are looking for someone with my qualifications. This could be
my big break.” “Very few people achieve their dreams on their own.
People like this
often try to achieve a lot, but they try to do it on their own. People
this should keep dreaming big, find a plan, and find a team that will
make their dreams come true.”
5.Dreamers who dream big achieve
those dreams and go on to dream bigger dreams.Most of us would like to be this kind of person.
The network marketing business encourages people to dream big dreams and
achieve their big dreams. Many traditional businesses don’t want people to
dream personal dreams.
KILLING THE DREAM
aware of people who want to kill your dreams. There is nothing worse than a
friend or loved one killing your dreams.” There are people who may innocently
or not so innocently, say things such as:
can’t do that.”
is too risky. Do you know how many people fail?”
“We all have dreams, but to live our dreams, we have to pass ‘some
kind of test’ by honoring our commitments in the face of many temptations”
If you are sincere about improving your finances, you have to start
by improving your thinking.
“Just as a gardener cultivates his plot, keeping it free from weeds and growing the flowers and fruits which he requires,so may a man tend the
garden of his mind, weeding out the wrong, useless, and impure thoughts and
cultivating toward perfection the flowers and fruits of right, useful, and pure thoughts.”
Like weeds in a garden, negative thoughts keep popping up from time
to time because the seeds (which were planted in our minds years ago) lie
dormant in our subconscious until one day, booing, a handful of negative
thoughts. As a gardener, it’s your job to dig up the negative thoughts and replant healthy, positive thoughts in their place.
One of the ways to do that is a technique I call Effective Erasing. Whenever a negative
thought enters my mind, I imagine the sound of fingernails clawing down a
blackboard, followed by a giant eraser wiping away the negative thoughts. That
imagined sound reminds me to erase the negative thought and replace it with a positive one. I encourage you to think your own Effective Eraser.
the sound of a garbage truck backing up to empty a garbage can containing negative thoughts. The key is to think of a sound and an image that eliminates
the negative thought. Sound corny, but it works.
Excuses: The Hardest Weeds to Kill
Just as there are there are hundreds of hardy weeds in a garden, some are harder to get rid of than others. Same goes for negative thoughts, and
the most stubborn weed of negativity is called excuses.
We’re all prone to excuse making because excuses allow us to rationalize/lessen our failures. Excuses are weeds because they encourage us to
give in and give up, instead of remaining positive and thinking of ways to
overcome obstacles. People generally make excuses in one of the following seven
#1 Fear of Failure“I
won’t try because I might fail.”
#2 Pain of Change“I’m
not comfortable doing that.”
#3 Self Doubt“I’m
not very good at (fill in the blank).”
#4 Blaming Others“Mistakes
were made by (blank).”
cuts corners, so I did, too.”
problems is (company, products, etc.).”
#7 Lack of Skills“I’ve
never been able to talk to people.”
Excuses might make you feel better in the short run, but in the
long run, they won’t you get R.E.A.L. and get rich.