Every single day, I try to remind myself of one compelling fact that I have come to learn about life.
That fact is that you create it.
It is a simple but misunderstood truth, and it isn’t going to change. We are all born with free will. We create our lives. If we want to be loved, we need to start loving others. If we want people to be faithful to us, we have to faithful to others. If we want patience, we have to show patience to others. We can be the change that we want to see in the world. And that is something that no one can ever take away from us.
If you want to be okay with who you are, then start being okay with who everyone else is.
Find yourself, know yourself, and believe in yourself.
Because if you can’t, how can you expect anybody else to?
So when people ask you, “What is you purpose?”
You can say, “Yeah, I have one.”
“To love. To change. To listen. To speak. To learn. To live.”
“To make damn sure that ever person that I meet is affected positively by me.”
How do I do it? How can you do it?
Be honest and genuine in everything that you do.
Forget what your parents told you, forget what your friends tell you, forget every piece of media you have seen that’s aimed at controlling you to believe anything you don’t truly believe in. Go outside of your comfort zone, meet people, ask questions, and find out for yourself what your purpose is. Live on principle. You can take control of your future by being true to yourself, and by being true to others.
Do not ever think that you aren’t good enough, or smart enough, or creative enough, or beautiful enough to do something extraordinary.
All you need to do is listen, learn, speak, and then act; to make our community a place where you’ll want to raise your children, and give them a template for how to raise theirs.
Today I challenge you to convince people that you’re genuine by the fire in your eyes, the passion in your voice, and, most importantly, the smile on your face.
Did you ever just suddenly get the impulse to tell someone how awesome you really think they are?
That’s my life; That’s how I feel most times of the day.
For most of my adult life, I’ve heard people complaining that the only thing that separates man from animals is that were conscious of our own eminent death. But I’m saying forget that. I’m here to say that what separates humans from animals is not the fact that we know we’re going to die, but the absolute truth that we are so conscious of the fact that we are alive. We see, feel, touch, taste, and smell; we have feelings, and then we have feelings about those feelings; we care for people around us and want to be loved and held and cared for. We can always see hope in life, love in hope, and life in love. Or at least we will always be looking for it.
Not just for ourselves, but for our brothers, sisters and children, and for every other living creature on the planet.