Sooner or later, each of us probably wonders, “What is my life’s purpose?” Why am I here?
This is your life, not someone else’s so you can forget what anyone including me thinks about your situation or our answer to this question.
Ask yourself, “What gives me genuine joy and fulfillment?” “For me, what would give me a sense of meaning to my life?”
Your answers to those questions will give clues to whatever the right direction is for you. Can you see how it may only be a matter of admitting to yourself what you really want out of life? It doesn’t matter whether someone else might think your answers are big, small, right, or wrong – they’re simply yours. From there you can seek out ways to make those things happen by yourself or somehow with other like-minded spirits make an active contribution to your mission.
Making ourselves a priority is far from being selfish and egotistical. The dance of your life is part of a much larger play – of which your contribution does depend on you and your individual performance. Think of how your gifts might ultimately be directly or indirectly put to use for the benefit of others.
Author Steven Pressfield perhaps said it best:
“Are you a born writer? Were you put on earth to be a painter, a scientist, an apostle of peace? In the end the question can only be answered by action.
Do it or don’t do it.
It may help to think of it this way. If you were meant to cure cancer, or write a symphony, or crack cold fusion and you don’t do it, you not only hurt YOURSELF, even destroy yourself… You hurt your children. You hurt me. You hurt the planet.
You shame the angels who watch over you, and you spite the Almighty who created you and only YOU with your unique gifts… for the sole purpose of nudging the human race one MILLIMETER farther along its path back to God.
Creative work is not a selfish act or a bid for attention on the part of the actor. It’s a GIFT to the world and every being in it.
Don’t cheat us of your contribution…
Give us what you’ve got!”