- 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?
- My encompassing purpose in life — while somewhat abstract — is to be content and satisfied. I do not want to ever feel that I could have done more, but I want to work as hard as I can. I think as I continue to grow wiser, I will find a more definite purpose. While I do not know my purpose exactly, my goal currently is to do well in my courses, exams, and activities so that I will be able to attend medical school.
- What excuses do you use in your life? How can you combat against these excuses and continue to push forward toward your passion?
- My continued excuses is revolved around my own self-esteem/self-doubt. I believe myself to be “not good enough.” That is, not smart enough, not pretty enough, not talented enough that I cannot achieve what I aim to do. It continues to hold me back and it impedes me from success. I quit piano, I stopped all sports I tried in my youth because I was “not good.” To combat this way of thinking, I remind myself that not everyone is perfect on the first try and that I should continue to work hard to achieve what my goal is.
- What do you think Larry means when he finishes his talk with the word “unless?”
- I think that Larry means that we are our own barriers, that nothing is holding ourselves back but our own insecurities. We can continue to have all these goals, but they are meaningless of we use the excuse “unless.” To achieve success, we have to overcome ourselves first.
Now for a question for all of you guys: what is your plan to achieve your “purpose” in life. If you do not know what your purpose is, what is your plan to achieve your next goal?