Week 41.2 - Finding our Purpose


Self-actualizing people – highly functioning people who live at extraordinary levels of awareness – train their minds to focus on what they intend to create and what they intend to manifest, and they won’t let anybody change their mind. Wayne Dyer

Too much sugar leads to a heavy body, and too many distractions lead to a heavy mind. Naval Ravikant

Knowing what to leave out is just as important as knowing what to focus on. Warren Buffett

“On the road to your target, you see other roads to other targets! Those who are hopeless from their target often turn to these new targets and disappear on the horizon of these new roads! The lover cannot usually reach his targeted love for the same reason! All targets require strict concentration and all distractions are the enemies of reaching the targets!” - Mehmet Murat ildan

“What are you running so hard and fast from? Are you immersing yourself in self-inflicted chaos and distractions to stop yourself from thinking? Is it working? Often we prefer to turn up the music, so we do not have to speak or listen to others. It can be the same way with our thoughts; do not shut out that inner voice with noise, but instead become a witness of your thoughts and master them instead of allowing them to master you. “ - David Scott

“Stop getting distracted by things and people that have nothing to do with your goals. Focus and find clarity in world of thousands of possible distractions.”

“When a man does not know what harbor he is making for, no wind is the right wind.” – Seneca (Roman Stoic philosopher, 65 AD)

Your attention has value. Don’t give it away. They will say it’s important but it’s not. Stay focused. Maxime Lagacé

Where focus goes, energy flows. Tony Robbins

Always remember, your focus determines your reality. George Lucas

“Your work is to discover your purpose and then, with all your heart, to give yourself to it.” – Buddha

The two most important days in a human's life is the day they are born and the day they find out why." Mark Twain

Focus like a laser, not a flashlight. Michael Jordan

“The path to our destination is not always a straight one. We go down the wrong road, we get lost, we turn back. Maybe it doesn’t matter which road we embark on. Maybe what matters is that we embark and where we are heading. “Success is sequential, not simultaneous”

“The mystery of human existence lies not in just staying alive, but in finding something to live for.”

If you look deeply into the palm of your hand, you will see your parents and all generations of your ancestors. All of them are alive in this moment. Each is present in your body. You are the continuation of each of these people. ~ Thich Nhat Hanh

“The person without a purpose is like a ship without a rudder.” ―Thomas Carlyle

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” ―Maya Angelou

What is one thing you are so passionate about that you lose track of time?

Mother Theresa taught that the best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in something you are passionate about. In her case it was serving others.

You don’t create or design your purpose; you discover it. If you cannot discover your purpose in life, follow your passion and your passion will lead you directly to your purpose.”

If you chase two rabbits, both will escape. Russian proverb

It is not enough to be busy. So are the ants. The question is: What are we busy about? Henry David Thoreau

Your mind isn’t unfocused. It’s just focused on something that another part of your mind want’s it to be focused on. This creates self-conflict. Naval Ravikant

“May you never be so busy looking for your pot of gold that you miss out on appreciating your rainbow.” – Karen Salmansohn

“Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” – Joshua J. Marine

Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment. Lao Tzu

"Those who danced were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music." ~ Friedrich Nietzscheh ‎

The more we learn that we know, the more we realize that we just don’t know. “The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.” – Stephen Hawking