I finally figured out the purpose of life. After all these blogs and all this thinking it is so clear to me know. Just joking, that would be too easy. However, I did learn something valuable about purpose and that is everything major action of my life needs a purpose. I am not saying every single action I do is for a reason. I don’t calculate my steps so that I will step one place instead of another. I am talking about all the major actions in my life.
I thought of this when I was trying to make my decision from my last post, which you could read here. One of my deciding factors of that decision came in the form of purpose. With everything I am currently doing in my life, I have a reason why I am doing it. I am a Resident Assistant because I love to interact with people and I want to help and inspire people. The facts that the school pays for my room and board and that I get my own room don’t hurt either. I started up my club because I want to change the atmosphere on campus. I want to show students that what seems to be the “norms” of college don’t have to be. These are just two examples of the purpose my actions have.
Although these purposes seem so clear to me know, they did use to be. Don’t get me wrong I always knew why I was doing what I was doing but I never realized how important the purpose was. That is until my recent decision-making process. As I was going through the process I was trying to figure out why it felt so wrong. I examined all the other things that I was doing and found that the common denominator was purpose. With this decision, there was no real purpose or reason why I was doing it. That is why I couldn’t put myself into the decision and why it felt wrong. With that, I discovered how powerful purpose could be.
The purpose for your actions is what gives you motivation to endure the struggle it takes. The reason for your choices is what makes you put everything you have into them. If two equally skilled boxers are in a fight, who do you think is going to win? Is it going to be the one that is fighting for money to put food on the table for his family; or is it going to be the one that is just fighting for the fame he will receive? I am going to put my money on the former. He has a more vivid and stronger purpose. He has more to fight for.
I challenge you to evaluate your life. Look at the things that take up the majority of your time and see what their purpose is to you. If you are like me, this should help you find new motivation. You probably always knew why you did something but you never really said it aloud. Give it a try and if you find that the purpose of something you are doing is a little foggy, maybe it is time to re-evaluate what it is that you are doing.
What is the thing that takes up the most of your time? What is the purpose of it?