Finding Your Passion & Purpose Quotes
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The answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe, and everything.
Have you ever asked yourself what is the point of any of it? I mean life, what is the purpose of being here? I asked that question often when I was little.
I was told answers like, “you will find your purpose,” “everyone has a purpose for being here,” or “god knows your purpose.” No one every told me it was 42. I had to get that from reading a book.
I came to the conclusion that no matter what my purpose was, or where and when I find it, ultimately the only real purpose we can know for sure is that we are here to live and have experiences.
Many people often find the idea that there is no true purpose even more depressing then feeling lost trying to find their purpose and passion in life.
I don’t mean to be a downer, but as you know life can come with way more suffering than anyone needs to experience.
I’ve even gone so far as to question if it isn’t selfish and wrong bringing others into this world knowing all the pain and suffering that may occur, with no real point to it all in the end. I still have yet to settle on an answer to that question, even after having two children of my own, one born with a congenital heart defect.
At five months, she has already had two heart surgeries, a heart attack and a stroke, resulting in a large amount of brain damage. Amazingly enough, she is doing very well, meeting her milestones, and developing like nothing is wrong.
She is one of the happiest babies you will see, she smiles and giggles and just enjoys life’s challenges that comes to any 5 month old. Many people ask, “Why me?” And others find comfort in God having a plan for them.
When I found the quote,
“We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience,”
I felt the click of “this is it!” This is what life is about. We need to experience. That makes whatever happens in life, neither good or bad, it just is.
It’s an experience and that is exactly why we are here.
So here we all are having our experiences and although life can throw in some things we would rather not experience, we need to remember that we are still driving the boat, making us the biggest influence on the experiences we chose to have.
If you haven’t already, jump in, have fun, and experience your life. It’s time to celebrate! Whenever you can. Where ever you can. What do you want to experience today, tomorrow, in your lifetime?
There is a great show on Netflix I highly recommend if you are struggling with depression and uncertainty.
Even after coming to this conclusion on life, that doesn’t me I don’t lose my way every now and then. We all need regular reminders that we are in control of the majority of our life experiences.
If that is where you are at sit back and watch the above movie. If you don’t have Netflix check her most watched TED Talk, then get Netflix. 🙂
Get moving, get doing.
Finding Your Passion TED Talks
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Find Your Passion Quotes
“Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” – Harriet Tubman
Happiness is not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.” — Franklin D. Roosevelt
“Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.” – Oprah Winfrey
Hard work is painful when life is devoid of purpose. But when you live for something greater than yourself and the gratification of your own ego, then hard work becomes a labor of love.” — Steve Pavlina
“If you feel like there’s something out there that you’re supposed to be doing, if you have a passion for it, then stop wishing and just do it.” – Wanda Sykes
“The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” – Steve Jobs
“If you don’t love what you do, you won’t do it with much conviction or passion.” – Mia Hamm
“ Pursue your passion, and everything else will fall into place. This is not being romantic. This is the highest order of pragmatism.” – Gabby Giffords