Friday, August 17, 2007

Know Your Purpose In Life

"The tragedy of life is what dies inside a man while he lives." - Albert Schweitzer

Everything is created for a certain purpose.

A glass bottle is created to serve as a packaging container for wine, spirits, beverages, and personal care products. It is ridiculous if we were to use it as a hammer. A glass bottle will break into pieces if used wrongly as a hammer.

Your life too has its purpose. Without a firm idea and the purpose of life, one cannot live and would sooner destroy oneself pursuing wrong things in life.

“We have not come into the world to be numbered; we have been created for a purpose; for great things: to love and be loved.” - Mother Teresa of Calcutta

"The meaning of life is to give life meaning." - Ken Hudgins

Purpose is what gives life a meaning.” - Charles H. Perkhurst

“You come into the world with nothing, and the purpose of your life is to make something out of nothing” - Henry Louis Mencken

“The way you get meaning into your life is to devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you, and devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning.” - Mitch Albom

“When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bonds:
  • Your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction, and you find yourself in a new, great, and wonderful world.
  • Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive, and your discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be.” - Patanjali
"Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission." - Zig Ziglar

"Make your work to be in keeping with your purpose." - Leonardo da Vinci

What would you think of a person who used up all his life before finding out its purpose? Make very sure you have find out your purpose in life!

Photo by Dr Phil taken from this source

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surjit said...

A wonderful message:
"The meaning of life is to give life meaning."
I wish to add further:
"Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you do hold well."
I agree with you Sam that leading life without any 'mission' is life wasted.
Thanks for another good post.You are doing a good job.
God bless you.

haze said...

Yes we must guide our own way I believe. We must know ourself and what we want in the future. This is a good passage for everyone...I really love all your articles here Sam. Thanks for your kindness to share it with us at least we learn and get a good tips in life everyday.

Jennifer said...

Hi Sam...

Such a fabulous post!

I am in need of this thought today.

I need to set some new goals and get with the program!

Between you an surjit, I'm going to have a clean closet and new goals this weekend!

Thanks for your inspiration in my life!


Sam Chan said...

Hi Surjit,
Thank you very much for the nice quote: "Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you do hold well."

Thanks for your kind support and encouragement! It means a lot!

God bless you too, Surjit!

Sam Chan said...

Thanks Haze for your kind and motivating words. I am glad that you liked all my articles.

Let's work toward the purpose that each of us have set forth.

My Best wishes to you, Haze

Sam Chan said...

Hi Jennifer,
Thanks for giving me your feedback. I really appreciate it. I wish you will be able to find even better goals in your life.

Your participation is indeed a source of inspiration for me. Thanks.

Many Blessings to you, Jennifer.

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Sam Chan said...

Hi Louise,

Feel free to share your wisdom. I hope to learn from you. Do stop by again.

BTW, thanks for the Invitation to your fabulous website.

Best Wishes

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By Far the best one I've come across so far

Sam Chan said...

Hi George,

Thank you for sharing to me the link. I find it very useful. That's indeed a great site.

Best Wishes