EVERYONE has a purpose, a destiny to fulfill. No one is given this human body to wander around aimlessly, feeling hopelessly lost. We were all created for a reason.

You may ask what is my purpose? You may be struggling with trying to define “your existence” and you may feel as if you’re getting to “no where land” extremely fast! You may have tried different projects, worked several jobs, and volunteered your time with different agencies, but still have yet to find your purpose.

Some of us know our purpose from birth or from the earliest thought we can remember, while others are well in their mid thirties questioning their life path.

For those of you struggling to determine your purpose, here are a few things you can do. Hopefully this exercise will bring you one step closer to happiness.

1. Jot down on a piece of paper the things that make you most happy when doing them; i.e., volunteering, building homes, teaching, entertaining, counseling, taking care of children, catering, etc.

2. Jot down the things you would love to do if fear and lack were not factors.

3. What’s the one thing you love to do and can do with ease? The one thing that did not require any formal education on your part, yet you perform it with perfection?

4. Last, but not least, meditate, pray and ask God to lead you to your calling. Listen to your inner voice, your intuition, your gut feeling.

I feel that if you complete the first three tasks in the exercise and commit to praying and meditating, you will arrive at your destination, which is your purpose!

It is my belief that people perish because of lack of vision AND knowledge. Living a life of purpose, peace, and passion is what God intended for each of us. I highly recommend the 3 P’s (purpose, peace, and passion)

As a man thinketh, so is he. The picture you paint of yourself in your mind is the outward portrait the world often sees. If you consider yourself worthless, pathetic, inadequate, and a waste of matter, energy, or space then chances are great that others will see you as such, too.

Negative people begat negative things. Negative minds think negative things. I am amazed by persons who become intensely frustrated when reoccurring bad things happen to them. They pass it off as pure “bad luck.” Truth is, there is no such thing as “bad luck,” at least not as far as I am concerned.

We create our own destinies. We create our worlds by our thoughts, words, and actions. If you believe in your heart and you feel strongly that bad things will always happen to you, that you will never win, and that you’re not good enough, hey, chances are that 98 out of 100 times you will prove yourself absolutely 100% correct.Your next statement after a negative event would then be, “See I told you so. Nothing good ever happens to me.”  Again, you’re right, nothing good will probably happen because you’ve decreed negativity as your plight in life.

You create a negative existence by having powerful negative thoughts. How can you expect good, positive things to happen when you continuously fill the majority of your thoughts with negative images, ideas, and preconceived notions that your life is destined for failure?

Ever wonder why the percentage of people who succeed is far less than those who fail? Yep, there are more failures than winners. Did you stop to wonder why it seems certain people have all the luck? (Mind you, I do not believe in luck.) Why some people appear to be the chosen ones?

It is no coincidence that positive, strong-willed, innovative thinkers succeed. Yes, positive people experience temporary failure, but it’s not truly a failure in the sense of the word because typically, positive, determined minds learn from their failures or setbacks. They Don’t Quit. They continue to follow their dreams.

Change your thoughts, change your life.

Change your thoughts, change your world.

Change your thoughts, change your existence!

As a man thinketh, so is he. Today I encourage everyone to take the vow of oath to change your thoughts. Watch what happens when you do!

**** Chapter 3 From the book, “Don’t Quit – Follow Your Dreams!”****

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