We’ve talked about the basics that go into creating an utmost life: purpose, passions, and priorities, which define your goals and how you want to get to them. We’ve also talked about the attitudes that will keep you on the path: imagination, focus, and courage. Now it’s time to take a deeper look toward transforming your life, and for that you’ll need search for what is unique for your life; search for your purpose. This goes beyond figuring out what you are going to do or what career path you are going to take. I’m talking about the thing(s) that separate you from the rest of the world, that is unique to you. The thing(s) you were destined to do…the wonder in you.
One of the most important steps in finding your purpose, the thing(s) you were destined to do, is to start looking for it. Anything is possible. If you can find your purpose, then you can make it happen, no matter how enormous it is. There are great things waiting to happen to you, things so wondrous that you can barely imagine them. Even if you began reading this sincerely wanting to change your life, sincerely searching for the wonder that’s in you, you may have been just turning pages so far, flipping through the menu, waiting for something or someone to make the choice for you. It’s like when you go out for dinner and everybody always asks everybody else what they’re having before they decide. You might be thinking, Maybe Tim will suggest what I should do next, so that I don’t have to do all that writing and thinking and stuff. You may not even be aware that you’re doing that. But unless you’ve started to feel that urgency, that sense that there’s a new life waiting for you around the corner, then that’s what’s going on. When you do feel that urgency, it’s so exciting and energizing that I couldn’t stop you even if l wanted to.
You learn in life that the only person you can really correct and change is yourself.
Of course, there’s no way I can tell you what you should be doing and you probably know that. They have to be your answers, your purpose, your passions. No one else can serve them up for you.