If you think about it we are really lucky: humans that is. We are lucky because we are alive. Out of all the billions of planets and stars in the universe, we ended up on the one that is able to support us. We beat the odds of about one and a billion. However, I do not like to believe in luck. When people believe in luck, they see others’ accomplishments as luck instead of as a result of hard work and perseverance. Also, they stop themselves from going out and achieving their own goals because they would rather wait and let luck make them happen than make them happen themselves. So I do not believe that humans are lucky. Instead, I believe that humans, that each and every one of us, is here for a reason. Whether we know it or not, there is a reason that we landed on this rock in the middle of nowhere.
Mark Twain hard it right when he said “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” Although I agree with Mr. Twain, the days in-between are also important. The way you live those days decides whether or not you find the reason that you are alive. You can live each day just going through the motions but it may be hard to find your purpose. However, you can live each day as if our days on this rock are not endless, because our days are not endless, and make the most of them. You can change things up, experience new activities, get new perspectives on life and search for your purpose. The path this takes you down may not be the easiest to travel but I only imagine what the end of that path looks like. Knowing that if I look and fight hard enough I can find out why I exist, I do not see to many other things more worth fighting for. I may not have found my purpose yet and I may not know how but I will not give up until I find it. If you find yourself asking how exactly to go about finding your purpose, my recent post Finding Your Passion may help give you a good starting point.
We all have already experienced our first most important day and I am going to fight to experience my second day. Is the second day worth the fight to you?