The year was 2002. The top grossing film was Spider-Man. The winner of best picture was Chicago. The top album was by Eminem. The Champion of the Super Bowl was the Cinderella New England Patriots. The most amazing class in the history of high school classes graduated that year (my class). Also that year Rick Warren released The book Purpose Driven Life.
The book mentioned was the start of a movement. 30 million copies would be sold by 2007. Countless home groups would meet. Journal entries would be wrote. Pastors would preach. All in hope to help find life’s purpose. The self help industry grosses $12 billion a year. Americas obsession with the purpose of life is evident. In a recent poll 51% of people don’t know why they are here. 75% don’t think others know. That means the majority of those you come across are floating through life.
Unfortunately I can’t tell you what your purpose in life is. Neither can an author, spiritual leader, boss, sports coach, or highschool English teacher (sorry mrs Crowe).
I can however share a secret. Your passion can lead you to your purpose. Steve Jobs made his mark through his passion. Martin Luther King changed the world through his passion. Tony Hawk, Tom Brady, Bill Gates and others. You can think of people in your life that through passion changed your surroundings. There are people all over the world that aren’t searching for their purpose because they are flowing in their passion.
I surely don’t want to float through this life. I want to flow with passion.
A quote from Seth Godin
“Perhaps your challenge isn’t finding a better project or a better boss. Perhaps you need to get in touch with what it means to feel passionate. People with passion look for ways to make things happen”
Perhaps we need to find our passion.
Thankfully we are in an era where we can pursue it. If you want to write. Then write. Sing then sing. Act then act. Photography? Take pictures. We have a social platform to pursue our passions.
Don’t waste your money on books. Pursue your free passions and change your world.
Thank you and please come back.