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Utilizing Your Gift to Fulfill Your Purpose

Updated on March 22, 2016

Purpose of Life

“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

“You were put on this earth to achieve your greatest self, to live out your purpose, and to do it courageously.”
Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

“The purpose of life is to contribute in some way to making things better.”
Robert F. Kennedy

Every Person Has A Gift and Purpose

Each person is granted a gift and a purpose in life. Your gift is that which you excel naturally doing and have a passion appreciated by others. Your gift can be music, acting, motivating others, or poetry-the list goes on and on. In your pursuit to perfect your talent and excel beyond your expectations there is an emptiness to the meaning of your life if you don’t tap into your purpose. Why is it so important to know your purpose? When you discover your purpose, and act on your gift, you have the responsibility to impact the world in a positive manner with that purpose. Where would we be today if people like Gandhi or Mother Theresa decided to keep the things that troubled their souls to themselves?

Life is like an hourglass full of sand. We have no idea when we will run out of time so it is our job to remember that when it comes to living one’s purpose. We may have 10 years to wait to perfect our gift and live in our purpose, but then again you may not have tomorrow. This is not a sad notion but the reality to our mortality. Learning to live and love others with passion on a daily basis and do not take loved ones for granted. Sometimes we witness injustice, pain of others, lost souls and that compassion in your heart has to call you to act on that connection.

Do you know your purpose?

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SECRETS TO LIFE

“Each one of us has a special, unique purpose in life. Understanding that is key to life. Living that purpose is the real joy in life.”

Oprah

Gift-TalkShow Host/Actress/Producer, Purpose-Issues that effect women, aids/hiv, education initiatives
Gift-TalkShow Host/Actress/Producer, Purpose-Issues that effect women, aids/hiv, education initiatives

Bono

Gift-Music/Artist, Purpose-ending poverty, hunger and promoting international debt relief
Gift-Music/Artist, Purpose-ending poverty, hunger and promoting international debt relief

Angelina Jolie

Gift-Acting/Filmmaker, Purpose-Humanitarian Efforts
Gift-Acting/Filmmaker, Purpose-Humanitarian Efforts

Elton John

Gift-Music/Artist, Purpose- Awareness and prevention of HIV/AIDS and AIDS-related discrimination
Gift-Music/Artist, Purpose- Awareness and prevention of HIV/AIDS and AIDS-related discrimination

Kendrick Lamar

Habitat for Humanity, Compton School District,  concerts to benefit battered women’s shelters and Indian rural development programs, raising funds for the American Red Cross for superstorm Sandy
Habitat for Humanity, Compton School District, concerts to benefit battered women’s shelters and Indian rural development programs, raising funds for the American Red Cross for superstorm Sandy

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