Tuesday, 25 July 2017

To People Who Often Ask What Is The Purpose Of Life - Read This

Published by Chukwu Emmanuel on Tuesday, 25 July 2017  | No comments



The purpose of life is quite deeper than what anyone can fully comprehend, the best we know about it - is only but a tip of an iceberg. I'd like to remind you that - aside from your unique life purpose, there are some purposes you share with other humans.

To make significant impact in your world and standout in life, you have to make fulfilling these life purposes your daily business. Whilst there are so many purposes for living, I'll outline four - as seen in Leo C. Rosten's quote:

"I think the purpose of life is to be useful, to be responsible, to be honorable, to be compassionate. It is, after all, to matter: to count, to stand for something, to have made difference that you lived at all."

I have included the definition for each purpose of life, with some quotes to motivate you to fashion your life after them.

4 Purposes For Living

Be Useful

Definition: Do something that is of some value or benefit to someone.

To be useful is to become a magnet of opportunies. Being useful to other people paves way for terrific success in life.

The following hand-picked quotes on being useful will not only motivate you but will also challenge you to make being useful a lifelong goal:

1. "Do not be too moral. You may cheat yourself out of much life so. Aim above morality. Be not simply good, be good for something." ~
Henry David Thoreau

2. "Get busy living, or get busy dying." ~ Stephen King

3. "Nothing can have value without being an object of utility." ~ Karl Marx

4. "If my life is of no value to my friends it is of none to myself." ~ Joseph Smith Jnr.

5. "Worthless people live only to eat and drink; people of worth eat and drink only to live." ~ Socrates

Be responsible

Definition: Having sound judgement; fair and sensible.

Being responsible is quite difficult. However, it can be easy with strong determination. You might find these quotes helpful for daily motivation:

1. "All business depends upon men fulfilling their responsibilities." ~ Mahatma Gandhi

2. "Unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall much be required." ~ Luke 12:48

3. "In times like the present, men should utter nothing for which they would not willingly be responsible through time and eternity."
~ Abraham Lincoln

4. “Every person who has changed the world has taken responsibility for something that mattered not just to them, but to mankind.” ~ Mike Stutman

5. “The time is always right to do what is right” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

Be honourable

Definition: Possessing or characterized by high principles: honourable intentions.

Being a honorable person is non- negotiable if your life must count. The following quotes from thoughtful leadefs will motivate as you to be a honorable person:

1. "The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

2. "A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent doing nothing." ~ George Bernard Shaw

3. "In giving freedom to the slave, we assure freedom to the free, - honorable alike in what we give and what we preserve." ~ Abraham Lincoln

4. "An honorable man or woman is one who is truthful; free from deceit; above cheating, lying, stealing, or any form of deception. An honorable man or woman is one who learns early that one cannot do wrong and feel right. A man's character is judged on how he keeps his word and his agreements." ~ Ezra Taft Benson

5. "Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody's going to know whether you did it or not." ~ Oprah Winfrey

Be Compassionate

Definition: Feeling or showing sympathy and concern for others.

Here's a collection of clever thoughts on why being compassionate should be your uppermost concern daily:

1. "Life is an exciting business, and most exciting when it is lived for others." ~ Helen Keller

2. "Compassion is not religious business, it is human business, it is not luxury, it is essential for our own peace and mental stability, it is essential for human survival." ~ Dalai Lama

3. "Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries without them humanity cannot survive." ~ Dalai Lama

4. "A person with much compassion is likely to be more favorable to another than a human being with little or no sympathy." ~ Jimi Akanbi, The Power of Grace, Favor and Honor

5. "God wants you live your life to be an example to others. He also wants you to share his compassion and love with those around you . Your purpose is not for you to continue to live only for yourself." ~ James Strand, First Steps to Faith.

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