Live Life With Purpose

August 31, 2008

Today I logged in FS, and found out that someone had emailed me, commenting on my ‘shoutout’ post: ‘Live Life with Purpose’. My response was: “Well, Dear .. I do live life with purpose, otherwise I would not make any last minute changes in my decisions”. 😀

This is not a joke, My Dear … It is to assure that the choices I make may serve the purpose that was set right from the beginning.

In many cases, we get confused when facing a lot of choices and tend to delay in making decision. The only way to approach this situation is by weighing the pros and cons in relation to the ‘desired effect’, which in other words means ‘purpose’ 🙂 . To some people, best solutions turn up at the final moment. To others, decisions are best when promptly made and they stick by it resolutely. What you can do is find a way that works for you!

In other cases we often complain of not having any choices at all. The truth is .. there are times when we face dilemma of having to choose between unsatisfactory alternatives: either “to accept”, “to repel” or “to fight”. We are always given with choices but the unfavorable situation might lure us to turn away from reality.

Attaining our purpose has everything to do with the act of choosing and deciding. That’s life! Questions often asked are: “What if there are not enough information or resources to support a sound decision? What if we make the wrong decision? Wouldn’t we go off track?”

Hmm … my answer would be: So what? That’s perfectly fine. You can always get back on track. We learn through our mistakes. We achieve mastery by exploring, experimenting, experiencing and correcting. That is how we normally learn in life no matter which turn we take. So .. just live your life with passion!

When choices are laid … and when a decision is made … then there must be a sense of purpose involved. Regardless of the quality of the outcome and the undesired impacts, the person has exercised “living life with purpose” and there is always invaluable lessons to learn 🙂