- What do you think your purpose is? How will you find it if you don’t know? How will you maintain or change it if you do know?
Sitting in lecture brought up some introspective moments. We looked inside ourselves to find the main reason we all enrolled into the University of Michigan. We tried to find the one reason that made us choose to come to such a challenging university. From wanting to be a part of a bigger community to simply wanting to be able to say Go Blue everywhere, we all have our different purposes. My purpose in life is to make the people who love me proud. I want to work hard and give all the people who have put their faith in me a reason to continue. Finding this reason was not easy, and it took a lot of time. I had to think through all the things that truly mattered to me, and start seeing what encompassed everything I cared about. The two key concepts that continue to drive me towards my purpose are motivation to put a smile on my family’s face, and persistence to keep that smile there. My goal is to work hard at everything I do, and hopefully that will lead me to my purpose.
- What excuses do you use in your life? How can you combat against these excuses and continue to push forward toward your passion?
The excuses I always use are “This doesn’t matter” or “I will do it later.” Instead of working hard at every little assignment or task I have in life, sometimes I slack off. I don’t always give my 100% if the topic isn’t interesting to me. In order to truly excel in the way, I want too, I know I have to rid those bad habits. The only bad part is, this is all easier said than done.
- What do you think Larry means when he finishes his talk with the word “unless?”
By ending the talk with the word “unless,” Larry hooked in all the listeners. It made us think “What can we do, so we don’t fail at life?” He wanted us to think about what the “unless” was for our lives. He wanted us to not forget about the talk after it ended and try and find a path that will lead us to a successful and happy life.