When one asks someone what their purpose in life is, they can’t always expect a simple answer. It’s quite difficult to pinpoint that one thing that your life on earth is supposed to be devoted to. For me, I don’t think I can really know for sure. I’ve hardly experienced what life has to offer. But, I believe to find one’s purpose, you find something that gives you fulfillment and joy beyond anything else. I’ve found a joy like this when I serve others. I’ve been told by others that I have a gift for working with and understanding children. Perhaps this is my purpose. I plan to explore the things that bring me joy in life and pursue a career in medicine and working with children.
I often find myself preventing myself from trying new things or taking risks because I’m afraid of failure, vulnerability, and not being ready or skilled enough. I counteract this by being optimistic, being more comfortable with vulnerability, and knowing that it’s okay to fail. I am learning to take risks because I know that it will only lead me to the goals I have for myself and to a life of happiness.
I found Larry’s choice to end the talk with unless interesting. The unless gives the audience the chance to look into themselves and think about what excuses they are making, and about how they can pursue their passion in their career in life.