31 Oct What is your purpose in life?
Restoring the greatness of humanity one person at a time is my mission in life…
“…Since the early nineties, unaware of why I was obsessed with greatness, my life has been dedicated to studying greatness and the great ones. However, I wasn’t interested just in any kind of greatness. My preoccupation was to understand the type of greatness that is fulfilling- greatness that sustains and endures.
Let me make a quick confession. When I began the journey as a student of greatness in the early 90s, it didn’t occur to me that it was my assignment in life. For many years, I couldn’t fully explain why I was:
• Fascinated to understand the greatness potential of humanity.
• Driven to conduct research, study, and fully comprehend true greatness.
• Passionate to inspire others to recognize that they are greatness material and meant to manifest
greatness in their own unique way.
Nowadays, however, I have enough clarity. I now know for sure why I was so enthusiastic about true greatness.
Today, I can explain why I had this inner drive. Restoring the greatness of humanity one person at a time is at the center of my life’s purpose.
Back then, since nothing in me and around me looked or sounded like any form of greatness, many wondered why I was even talking about greatness. Let alone stand up to such skeptics, I couldn’t even convince myself fully. So many times, I doubted whether I was the right person to
crusade for humanity’s greatness.
However, slowly but surely, after more than two decades, I now fully understand why I was preoccupied with investing my time and energy in this controversial and elusive concept, “Greatness.” This is because it is my assignment.
A quick takeaway: When you develop curiosity about something, you should ask yourself serious questions. For instance, ask yourself whether it’s something to do with your reason for existence. Don’t quickly brush it off. Don’t drop it because it isn’t popular in your culture or subculture.
When you have a burden for something, even if others don’t care about it, question whether this could be because you’re uniquely wired, designed, and destined to:
• Address that issue,
• Meet that need,
• Solve that problem, or
• Fill that gap.
Even if the inward witness you’re experiencing at the moment doesn’t make sense to you and others around you, don’t dismiss it quickly as irrelevant. Even though you couldn’t understand why you’re so obsessed with a thing fully, don’t downplay it right away. Follow your intuition. Give it ample time and check it out. Who knows, this thing could be yours:
• Assignment in life.
• Purpose with which you serve your community,
organization, and generation uniquely.
• Ticket to attain enduring and fulfilling greatness.
Remember, you cannot achieve greatness and attain fulfillment without discovering and pursuing your unique purpose single-mindedly. Your purpose:
• Hints the distinct path you should follow.
• Differentiates you from others.
• Sets you apart.
• Bestows on you favor.
• Is your competitive advantage.
• Makes you indispensable toward the collective fulfillment of your community in particular and
the human race at large.
• Attracts the resources and connections you need
to tap into your unlimited potential to unchain the
greatness entrapped in you.
Thus, don’t undermine and quickly drop an unexplainable urge that pushes you to pursue something. I’m glad that I gave my obsession the benefit of the doubt at the early stage of my journey. Through time, patience, and extensive exploration, I finally came across outstanding discoveries.
These discoveries altered my mindset. People around me began to see a difference in my attitude, behavior, and actions, even if it wasn’t so apparent to me at first. Finally, I was persuaded that empowering others to become worldclass in what they do and attain greatness in their own unique way is the primary reason for my existence. One of the avenues I pursue my purpose in life is writing books on the subject, this book being the first one in a series of books on greatness…” Taken from ‘The Highest Level of Greatness: Discover the 3 traits the great ones commonly possessed to become the best version of themselves.’ p. 18 – 21.
To learn more about the book, click here and check it out…