FIND YOUR PLACE IN THIS LIFE
Everything in this world was created and made with a purpose and a reason to function in this life. The land, ocean and the plants were all created with a purpose. Fish were made to swim in the sea. Birds were made to fly in the sky. The stones, rocks, trees all have a purpose for which they were made, and they all have a place in this life. And human beings, just like any other creation, have a purpose in this life as well. Some were made to be teachers, doctors, engineers. Others were made to be musicians, actors, lawyers, comedians etc.
And the value of all these is in the purposes for which they serve and same is you.
Over seven billion human population on earth, each individual has a purpose and if out of this number, only 5% are living for the reason by which they were created, the question is how come and what has gone wrong?
This is because, the system of the world has been designed in such a way that, if a child comes into the world, the educational system, which is supposed to help the child discover their innate potentials and gifts and live their purposes, instil into them things that are not them and deprive them of the real people they are supposed to become. Things have been made in such a way that, you dare not go beyond the limit of what society thinks you could and become who you are supposed to become. Things are forced on people that, their real selves, do not show up.
Believes and myths have been created to determine who a child should become in this life instead of who they are created to be and anything beyond that is unacceptable. And this is causing a lot of psychological and physical problems in this world. Many are working at jobs and being people, who they were not born to be. They wake up doing things which they have no passion and joy for, which is killing them emotionally and psychologically because they are not being themselves and living the purposes for which they were created. And to discover who you are and the purpose, for which you were created and live by it, the following will help you;
The first step in discovering your purpose and being at your place in this life is to be curious about yourself and find out about the thing or things, you do well with the least amount of effort. And this can only be possible by asking yourself questions such as; who am l? What am l good at? What do I love to do? And what are the things that excite me and bring me joy in doing them? It might turn out that, it could be one thing or many things. And as you ask yourself these questions, take a piece of paper and write out all the answers that come to you. After that, ask yourself another question about all the answers you have, which one is it that, if you have to bet your life on, you will, and go for that. This is because, the one thing in this life that, you will be willing to die for, is the thing that you will put in your all in doing and make the decision to pursue it and do not look back. This is not about the formal or the worldly education you’ve had but what will make you happy in doing and will bring value and meaning into your life. And going for that particular thing will help you be at your place.
After you have been curious and defined yourself, the next thing you will have to do is to develop yourself in that area or in that thing you are good at and happy doing every day without stopping. And this is where the real work comes in. Because, having the talent and potential alone, is not enough to become that person, you are supposed to become. Working and practising will come in every day, to be at a point where you cannot get anything wrong in expressing that gift. To become means to grow and to grow means, constant practice every day and this is said to be a quality of everyone in their places in this life. You can talk of athletes, artists, speakers, doctors, inventors etc. Each one of these individuals is always working on themselves to be at their places in this life and after being there, still, practice because nobody stays the same. It is either you are growing or dying and to be your true self, you must keep working until the end of time.
The third thing to do to be at your place in this life is to express or serve your gift and talent to the world. Discovering and defining yourself and working on your craft alone, does not put you at your place in this life. You must express and serve who you are to the world, as it is the reason for your existence. You were created to solve a problem in this world. And you are the solution that, the creator knew the world will need and providing that solution to the world, was the reason for your creation. You, therefore, must express and serve your gift to the world to solve that problem. And this is where sometimes many, in fulfilling this mission get it wrong by focusing on money at the initial stage. In doing so, do not focus on money. Give it away for free. As, when you give away it for free, people will be attracted to it and as they do and find your gift valuable, in return they will pay for it.
Also, at this stage, it is important to use the opportunity of serving your gift, to measure your result to find out how you are doing and charging for a fee, will not be helpful to you as it would drive people away if they cannot afford it.
The fourth thing you will need is consistency and persistency. In his book, Think and grow rich, Napoleon Hill talked about the fact that, for anybody to be successful in becoming themselves and achieving their goals and be at their places in this life, everybody will have to pass the test of persistency. Nobody has risen to the top of this world and become who they were meant to be, without passing this test. This is because, that moment that, you have discovered yourself and want to live by that, is where life will also come in to test if what you are carrying is true. Therefore, on the journey to being at your place in this life, you must be willing to go through the challenges and the obstacles that might arise from your family and friends and the world in general.Because the system of the world does not permit people to be themselves and as you take the step to become that person you are meant to be, life will try to bring you down. You, therefore, must be aware of this and make up your mind to not give up and fight and as you do, if what you carrying is truly yours and that is the person, you are meant to be, life will hand you that permission. And this is where the true winners and losers are identified.
And finally, after you have gone through all the process above, it is time to multiply and distribute your gift and dominate the world with it. In Genesis 1: 28, after God created man, the first commandment he gave, was for the man to be fruitful (Become), multiply (Grow), replenish (Distribute) and subdue (Dominate). Therefore, no matter who you are and what you are doing, if you are not multiplying and distributing and dominating the world, you are not doing enough. As you get to be at your place in this life, you must always make sure, you are not only becoming that person you are meant to but are multiplying and distributing and dominating the world.
To be at your place in this life requires all the above-mentioned things and you want to look at McDonald’s, Apple, Microsoft, Kentucky fried chicken etc. All these companies and the people behind them are serving their gifts to the world and are multiplying and dominating and the same is what you must also do.
Study these five simple steps, analyse it and apply it to find your place in this life, because you were born for a reason, and not living by that but society’s will not grant you happiness and fulfilment and you will regret being in the world without being that person you were meant to be. The time is now. Find your place in this life.