Saturday, February 24, 2007

The Power of Purpose

The world only makes room for a man of purpose. His words and actions will always show he knows where he is going. In reality, we are built to conquer circumstances, solve problems and attain goals.

There is no real satisfaction and happiness in life without obstacles to conquer, goals to achieve and a purpose to accomplish. Most people usually say they want riches, but all they actually need is the fulfillment of a purpose. Happiness only comes when we loose ourselves for a purpose.

In your heart lies a sleeping lion that needs to be awakened. Always be on a mission. You must have a definite sense of direction and purpose for your life. Successful lives are only motivated by a dynamic purpose. God can only bless your plan and direct you in accomplishing it if only you have one. Strong convictions always precede great actions.

As soon as you resign yourself to fate, your resignation is promptly accepted. But realize today that you don't have a fate, but you only have a purpose. George Elliot said, “It is never too late to be what you might have been”. Billy Sunday also said “More men fail through lack of purpose than lack of talent”.

So many people are just on their way, but really do not know where they are going in life. Robert Marger said that “If you're not sure where you are going, you'll probably end up somewhere else”. Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell. Always move forward with a purpose. Lord Chesterfield said, “Firmness of purpose is one of the most necessary sinews of characters and one of the best instruments of success”. Without purpose, a man will only waste his effort in a maze of inconsistencies. You will definitely find another cross if you flee from the one you are initially meant to carry. The man who has no direction is the slave of his own circumstances. Also note that the poorest man in the world is not the man without gold, but the man without a goal.

In the absence of vision, there is no clear and constant focus. No wonder Dr. David Burns said, “If you don't have a vision for your life, then you have not focused on anything.” Once your purpose is clear, decisions will jump at you. And that’s why Clement Stone said, “When you discover your mission, you feel its demand and it also fills you with enthusiasm and a burning desire to work with it”.

Discover your purpose in life today and begin to work towards its accomplishment. Life is too short to squander away just like that. Be remembered for something positive!