Mark Twain (according to the Internet), once said: “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.”
“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.”
Since so many sites claim this statement to be his words, we shall go with it, regardless of the differing opinions in some of the prepositions and linking verbs he used.
Yes, authors notice everything—it’s part of how we discover our…drumroll please…purpose.
Well, I will add to Mark’s words: Only one thing spells unhappiness more than living without knowing your purpose for existence. It’s called living without giving a damn about a sense of purpose.
Think about it. If at the very least, we care enough to know we have a purpose, we can take steps to figuring it out; thus, leading us to a productive, happy life. When we don’t care, we stay forever trapped in a mundane life and cage as many other people to misery as we possibly can.
I can’t tell you how to find your purpose, and I can’t tell you to care about what your purpose is in this life. But I can tell you with one-hundred percent certainty that my life changed the day I discovered my purpose, writing.
I always knew I was creative; I always knew I could make things, enhance things, decorate things, change things, break things, and fix things. I also realized all of this equated to storytelling. Plus, looking at a bunch of old photographs at one time told me I could create magic through creating scrapbooks.
Each scrapbook told a story and I excelled at turning memories into glitter. Each page had all the makings for a specific theme: colorful cardboard frames, stickers, lettering, etc. From there, it all started to make sense. I needed to turn my creative outlet into words. I stuck to that notion and realized I had a passion for writing.
I have been writing ever since.
Passions are those activities we could do all day without tracking time and would do for free if we could. And they aren’t accidents. I believe they lead us to our purpose. We just have to tap into those feelings and not be afraid to embrace them.
Deep down, we all know the unique reasons for our being. It’s what we do with this information that matters—if we care to do anything at all.