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? What excuses do you use in your life? How can you combat against these excuses and continue to push forward toward your passion? What do you think Larry means when he finishes his talk with the word “unless?”
I was the struck with the idea of “what is MY PURPOSE in life?” I haven’t really thought much of it until Dr. Strecher heavily emphasized that I am the one who gets to decide what steps I take to to have a purpose which revolves around having a goal along with what my values are. I think my purpose in life is to grow up, learn, serve, and give back to people like my mom who gave her all, my family, my friends, my community, and those who have helped walk and guide me where I stand today. I could have not possibly have made it to Michigan without the encouragement and support of those who would believe in me even though I may have doubts at times. I’m still in the hazy process of determining what my purpose in life is. Things that I might do I’m still unsure would be explore. I am in control of my life and I need to get the full experience of this world to truly figure out where my passions lay. Sticking with my current purpose now, I would maintain it by always striving to do well in school and hope to come back and serve those who has given me the encouragement and support to get here.
Excuses that I have used is that I always have time to figure stuff out and procrastinate a bit. That’s not true sometimes. Also, I would discourage myself many times when I didn’t do as well as I hope so I would use the excuse of a bad experience or failure to explain that I am not good enough for this. In order to combat this, I have to remind myself that I got here to Michigan for a reason. We are the Leaders and the Best. Talk to someone, find support and encouragement within the community. Nice thoughts are what always keep me going.
After watching the video of the Ted Talk by Larry, he ended on a particular word which is “Unless…” I think that this cliffhanger word leaves us to answer what I need to do get a great job. We as a people have to make some changes in our lives in order to get that job that we so desire using our goals and values to make a purpose and impact in our lives. We need to make the most of it in order to be successful.