- 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?”
My purpose in life is a concept that I’ve never thought about well other than the religious aspect of it. Thinking about it now makes me realize that I don’t actually have one yet. I think this is due to being in the same environment for almost all of my life as well as having no real mentor (career wise) in my life. There’s my father who is the person that I try to mimic most of my personality traits. Things like being honest, caring, trustworthy, hardworking and an all around great guy. However, life never gave him the opportunity to think about his passions so he just works for family. I think I’ll be able to find it if I go out and experience things out of my comfort zone or things that are just different.
I have used many excuses throughout my life from the real to the ridiculous. Usually, I blame it on my laziness or do the mistake of comparing myself to others (because everyone is different). I combat these excuses by just picturing myself at the end goal whatever it might be and see the reactions of my friends and family. It gives me a very big morale boost. At the end of the TED talk, I believe Larry finishes it with “unless” to get the audience thinking of what they can do in order to have a great career. People learn more when they come up with the solution themselves rather than getting the answer hand fed. My question for you all is how has your role model who ever it might be, helped your path to finding a purpose?