On Purpose: Don’t live your life by accident

There comes a special moment in everyone’s life, a moment for which that person was born. That special opportunity, when he seizes it, will fulfill his mission—a mission for which he is uniquely qualified. In that moment he finds greatness. It is his finest hour.

~Winston Churchill


Why are you here? Is it to be a great parent? A movie star? An author? A Doctor? Do you know what your purpose is? What is it that you are called to do? If you don’t know what that is, maybe you can recall one thing that you always wanted to do back when you were a child which still makes sense today? Or what would you love to do right now?

As a teenager I wanted to be a rock star. But as they say, life happened. After a car accident left me injured and unable to play (temporarily), I broke down and got a real job. However I didn’t give up entirely. With the support of some great people I kept the dream alive and got my fix by writing music. Eventually I started drumming again, got my break, went on tour, got radio airplay and shared the stage with some of the very same rock stars I looked up to, including Sebastian Bach, Rob Halford, members of Twisted Sister and Anvil.

Very often we do things by accident. We might end up in a job that doesn’t reflect our passions or doesn’t take advantage of our true talents. Maybe we select a partner who doesn’t fit well enough into our own personality and likes and dislikes. If you like yourself you won’t look for someone who is completely the opposite, because over time that can create opposition.

It’s the same thing in a job. If you choose a career for the money, maybe your motive is off. Also, you might not see the stress that comes with that type of position. If you take on a position because of the passion that it ignites in you then the money will come, even though money may not matter as much because you are living your purpose on a daily basis.

To dream . . .

When I was trying to figure out my own purpose someone asked me this question: What’s the first thing you think about in the morning? If your first thought is “Get me coffee!”, that doesn’t necessarily mean that’s your purpose, although it worked out pretty well for the owner of Starbucks.

Another question to ask yourself is this: What would you do if you didn’t need the money? If you think of lounging on the beach all day you might be selling yourself short. However, maybe you should own a bar or little shop on an island somewhere.

The point is, discover or rediscover what your passion is and dream big! Where do your talents lie? And if you feel that you’re out of the loop, you can always learn the talents necessary to propel your passion forward. So don’t let that stop you. It’s possible that you may have many talents or interests. See if you can connect the dots and create a career path for yourself out of those talents.

It’s always easier to do what you enjoy. You will excel at it because you’re fully equipped for it. When we’re not pursuing what we love and enjoy or are best suited for, it’s not a fun journey. Deep down inside we know we are meant for more. Search within your heart and soul and reignite your passion. Do it on purpose.

Follow your light and brighten the world!

Rob Liano
Rock Star Life Coach & Sales Trainer
1.855.832.ROCK (7625)

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About Rob Liano

The Rock Star Success Coach & Sales Trainer, Rob Liano is a best selling author and a Certified Life Coach empowering others through Personal Development & Professional Achievement!
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One Response to On Purpose: Don’t live your life by accident

  1. Pingback: Getting Paid for Your Passion, it’s not a bad thing. | Rob Liano – The Rock Star Success Coach

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