Friday, February 12, 2010

Discover Your Purpose? You Already Have...

What about those sneaky little thoughts that pop up in our know, the ones that say, "I don't know what I want to do with my life," or "I haven't done anything with my life," or "I have wasted my life". 

These thoughts crop up for all of us at one time or another.  Guess what these thoughts really are?  These are Acts of Self-Sabotage (ASS) if you don't move past them into discovery, motivation and action.  The ASS thoughts (pun intended) just keep you in a demoralized place, if you let them roam freely around in your mind.  

I have a couple of suggestions to help you take progressive steps to move from negative mental miasma (an atmosphere that obscures; fog) to realizing that everyday you fulfill a purpose...everyday your thoughts and actions mean something to someone...everyday your life is purposeful. 

Begin by asking yourself some questions:

What would happen if I weren't here...yeah, really....
  • Would someone else pack your kids' lunch, plan their birthday parties, or yell for them at their sports events?
  • Would someone else make sure your mom, dad or grandma, get to participate in holiday events, birthdays, or take in the new movie the way you do?
  • Would someone else talk your best friend out of the blues the way you do?
  • Would someone else work the food line at the homeless shelter?
  • Would someone else be as diligent or take the same special care with your work projets?
  • Would someone else talk to the guy behind you at the checkout counter because he just looks like he needs a lift?
  • Would someone else encourage your husband/wife the way you do?
  • Would someone else express love, gratitude, intelligence, friendship at the right time, in the right place, in the same way you do?
  • Would someone else put all the love, hard work, effort and courage into your life, with all the simple kindnesses you do everyday? 
Do you think maybe those qualities and expressions listed above are purposeful?  Do you think, perhaps, you actually shape and even change lives? 

Here is the point I am sharing...

"There isn't any wasted experience.  You aren't a fragmentary idea, you are whole, complete and express your purpose everyday, in small and large ways". -- DCR 

I planned to contribute some ideas on how to take action steps regarding purpose, but I discovered a great site that covers everything I would have said and more.  Here is the link: 

Have a great weekend.  Move on from the ASS thoughts...Love yourself and share that love with someone else...

Happy Valentine's Day,


  1. Fabulous thoughts. I hope many get to read this. Quite encouraging and insightful, DCR. Thanks!

  2. Thank you, TLR!
    My friends on FB will read it and share with their friends. I have discovered that most people read the blog, but don't leave a comment -- interesting -- they email me or FB instead.

    I am hopeful it gets out there, as well!

  3. If one really took the time to consider this thought... and grasp it, it might help them pull out of the ASS zone!! ::) great insight!!

  4. Thanks, Glen. It is so easy to sabotage ourselves with thoughts that tear us down. Everday builds into the next and what we think about shapes our experience. I appreciate your thoughts. DCR

  5. We must pull our heads out of our ASS, and instead put worthy and loving thoughts in our heads. :)
    Thank You for the great read, I'll be sure to pass this along.

  6. Thanks, ShesAFreeBird -- exactly my point. We so often dwell on the negative and let those thoughts define us. I appreciate your comment!


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