Diligently seeking your passion and the purpose in life
20 May 2018
Courage to pay the price
Leap, and the net will appear.John Burroughs - American essayist
Everyone’s life seems to be incomplete until we have found that one purpose we have been living this whole life for. Nothing like the feeling of accomplishment and the sense of knowing that you have lived a worthy life. Like most men and women I have always had troubles When I felt like I didn’t have a purpose in life. The feeling of disappointment and frustration when you can’t seem to have a purpose in our lives shatters our lives so much that we can’t live happily.
Most of the times it happens that people who failed to know their purpose in life fail miserably. There are however a few who does great things in life because they have been successful in discovering their passion and making sure of their purpose. One who is persistent to diligently see his or her passion and the purpose in life is sure to do great things in this world. You may seem like a failure, you may be meek, you may be poor and you may seem to have nothing to qualify to make an impact in this world, but your persistent efforts to diligently seek the passion and the purpose will take you up the ladder to success.
Consequences of a momentary fall
Failure is unstoppable. However, reasoning the cause and effects of failures and falling can help us take one step further to success. Imagine tripping off a stone in a garden. You have temporarily lost your balance and fallen down. You may have a minor injury to your knee but you can be sure that you will walk away from there in no time. However, if you pay attention to the effect of your momentary fall to your surroundings, you will realise that you have left damages to the pathway, spoiled some green grass in the garden, and probably killed a few ants or insects. If only you had been careful to walk in the garden without stumbling, you would not have caused pain and loss to yourself or others.
Similarly, in all our lives, any momentary fall not only affects us but also the society we live in. The momentary fall can include our failures in our daily lives, a blunder or even a wrong decision made purposely for our own selfishness.
The price to pay
Everything in this world has got a price to pay. Even if you chose to be corrupt and take a bribe, the price you’d pay is the curse from many. Unfortunately, the price to pay to do the right thing appears unattractive and therefore seems expensive that not many want to do it. Discovering your passion is just one thing. Some live in a very comfortable zone that they wouldn’t even want to know their passion. However, those who have discovered their passion still have a price that is even more expensive to pay so that they can find the purpose in their life.
Not many are willing to pay this price as it involves leaving your comfort zone and getting rid of all the attractive distractions throughout our journey. Paying the price in full and in advance with no guarantees of success prevents us from even to consider it. However, those who were willing to pay the price have lived their lives full of purpose. Their success may appear to be something overnight but it was only because they have paid their price to come to where they came to be. A few of them I can think of is the late Princess of Wales, Diana, Ms Monica Lewinsky and Ms Madonna. They all were willing to pay the price because they diligently sought their passion and the purpose in their lives.
Let us, therefore, be even more diligent to make our call (passion) and election (purpose) sure, for if we do these things we will never stumble!