Monday, May 9, 2016

Living Beyond The Agenda

Your purpose is not your job; it is your calling.

 On a daily basis, you must ask yourself, “Why, me, here, now.” (Naim Akbar, PhD.)

This question of why was I born at this time and what is it about me that can make a difference, when asked and answered can truly change the world.

We keep looking for short-termed answers to beauty pageant questions pitched in elevators. Questions like, “What’s your story and if you were a cereal what brand would you be and why?

Stop playing. I mean it.

This life is meant for living and for evolving; first for you and then for the world around you.

If your bank, hospital and car dealer can clearly define their purpose, mission and values, why can’t you?

No one can tell you your purpose. No one can live your value for you.

There is a beautiful Arabic proverb that goes like this; “When a person seeks their purpose, the Universe conspires to answer.”

When you begin to ask that question of why, me, here, now, even the birds and tree will guide you.

You have to look and you have to listen. You have to see and hear from your heart, and you have to keep an open mind.

Start today.

Who are you? What qualities did you inherit from parents and guardians? What lessons have you learned along your life’s journey? What skills, talents and abilities, degrees and certifications have you picked up along the way? What do you love? What brings you joy? What are your dreams?

Begin to answer these questions for yourself and you will uncover the thing that lies within.

For we are not motivated, inspired or moved by agendas, brands, paychecks or punishments.
What moves you enough to change the world is and always will be your purpose.

If you don’t know and live your own purpose; you will be led by someone else’s agenda.

Be you, be well, be purpose.

Bertice Berry, PhD.

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