Helping You Discover and Achieve Your Life Mission
“Every person above the ordinary has a certain mission that they are called to fulfill.”
As human beings, we are born with certain inborn needs that tend to influence our thoughts and actions. More importantly, there appears to be an inborn desire to find happiness in life. I believe that we spend much of our life in an unrecognized search of happiness. There is no shortage of advice from those who claim to have discovered the way to happiness. Perhaps some of the advice that is readily available is good and will help in the pursuit of this often elusive quality.
On the other hand there are plenty seeking personal gain by linking products they are selling with happiness. The alcohol industry is notorious for connecting those who appear happy with using their products in ads. Restaurants and bars do the same with the words “happy hour” in a blatant attempt to link happiness to alcohol. While these products may bring a temporary high, it is highly doubtful that attending to a daily “happy hour” leads to happiness. Unfortunately, it is not just the alcohol industry that uses this technique to link products happiness. We are bombarded with advertisements for products from A to Z that attempt to do the same thing.
Happiness is not found in a product that is for sale. If it could be purchased, assuredly rich celebrities of our day would be the happiest people on earth, but that does not appear to be the case. There may be a price to pay to find happiness, but it will not come by purchasing it with money. So where is happiness found? Obviously family, friends, health and personal achievement come to mind for good reasons. These are definitely tied to lasting happiness.
These areas discussed over time, but the main focus of this website will be on a subject that seems to go unnoticed by the masses. I propose that an incredible source of happiness comes when a person discovers that they have a special mission to perform in life, a true purpose for being here. Achieving that mission, along with focusing on family, friends etc., will be the source of long-term happiness, unlike the temporary highs that are available with things we can buy. The brilliant poet, editor, diplomat and Harvard language professor James Russell Lowell made this profound statement: “No man is ever born into the world whose work is not born with him.” A life then without purpose will be of little effect.
Perhaps we could compare a life without a mission to a ship without a rudder. That ship, or life as the case may be, goes wherever the current wind leads. However, it will never reach its destination. When a person discovers their purpose in life, it changes everything. Insurance magnate and popular self help author W. Clement Stone put it this way: “When you discover your mission, you will feel its demand. It will fill you with enthusiasm and a burning desire to get to work on it.” When you discover that you have a specific mission, it will lead you to a life of passion, and greater happiness will be a byproduct. On another occasion Stone said: “Regardless of who you are or what you have been, you can be what you want to be.” I believe that statement is true no matter your age. It is never too early or too late to make a difference.
Over the years I have had the opportunity to meet a few individuals who knew exactly who they were and why they were born. They are inspiring to be around and have always motivated me to try to be better. I have noticed that they have also appeared to be happy people. I’m not talking about one dimensional workaholics who spend their lives on “pet projects” while ignoring their marriage and family. I don’t believe anyone was born to do that. I’m talking about well rounded individuals who realize that part of their overall mission is to have close relationships and bless others. As John Donne said: “No man is an island entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main…”
Have you discovered what your mission in life is? If the answer is no then our goal is help you discover what it is. If you know what you were born to do, then our goal is to help you make progress in achieving it. If you find that you like what we are trying to do here, please forward this link to your friends and relatives. http://lifemission4u.com/
St. Catherine of Siena
“Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire.”