I knew I was lost for some time.
- I did not know how to tell anyone "no". In fact I was a mostly a "yes" man.
- One of my two highest love languages at that time was probably "Acts of Affirmation". I lived for the few moments in busy times where someone would blow my head up.
- I lived to make my parents happy, my family happy, and deferred my Joy.
So at 38 years old, I set out on a journey to find my Purpose.
Here is what I found:
Putting your purpose on paper is not as easy as what everyone thinks and says.
For a whole year, I did research to figure out how to find one’s purpose. That was roughly in the year 2012. I do have to say that the Internet was a lot easier back then. It was not as cluttered with information, scams, and information overload.
- After distilling information from various websites, my next steps turned into an exercise to start outlining the things that I like to do.
- From there, my venture got me back to listing HOW I get to the point to do those things I like to do.
In the end, my approach as compared to all the research that I was doing helped me back into a very high-level summary, which would be my purpose.
All the things I like to do, my morals, and my values would be like a manifesto that would guide how I’ve executed tactics on my top level strategy and purpose.
Before I ramble more, I’ll simply just share with you my purpose and manifesto.
Hopefully I will be able to remember more on how I got to my purpose in an upcoming post.
To live a happy & meaningful life while being a shining example that life's worth living, that true dreams can come true, and beliefs with hard work produce lifestyle wonders..
What to do I want in life?
I want to create smiles.
I want to smile.
I want to comfortably provide for my family while earning money in ways that I feel empowered to make the rules.
I want to be a part of my family's life and yes, do things I want to do.
I want to fill my days with cultural learning, travel to exotic locations, and be able to make money from anywhere in the world.
I want power and the knowledge to discern when to use it. I want to be personable, fun, reliable, loving, and I want to make a difference ....
I want to maximize productivity in the time I have left.... I want to increase the big moments in life with positive milestones .
I want to work hard and play harder... I want to fix what I can and know when I don't control situations....
I want to be a better father, husband, son, brother, nephew, coach, confidante and friend....
I want to break dumb cultural norms and bring back the ability to cultivate dreams in young and old alike.
I want good health, good mind and good spiritual relations with God.
I want to create good habits. I want to pursue a lifestyle to "live" in the lives of those I love. I want to be happy and to have a spirit that I am in Gods image.
I want to share. Share my story.
I want to be loved, respected and admired. I want freedom and to free others. I want freshness and challenge and the ability to take good with bad.
I want to be me freely....a dreamer at heart... And an achiever by art....
I want..... To make things where I want so I GET....