Life Will Answer Quote of Note from Richard J. Leider *

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An observation worth noting … and pondering:

A sense of purpose is rarely handed to us.
We get it by deciding to have it.
We get it by deciding that, yes, I matter.
A sense of purpose comes from within,
and only we know if we have it

For some, it doesn’t take too many years to understand and appreciate their “reason for being here.” We encounter stories all the time about a successful individual who articulated that he or she “has always wanted to be a _” or a variation of that theme. It must be especially gratifying to recognize both one’s talents and inclinations so early in life.

I suspect that for most of us, however, the search for recognition and commitment to one’s ambitions and motivations is the end result of much trial and error. Experiences we might initially check off on the “failure” side of the ledger often turn out to be the best inspirations for success.

But always the purposes and objectives we pursue can only come from our own assessments and decisions. Pursuing what anyone else offers or demonstrates as the best path to success will ultimately prove meaningless if not worse. If we cannot own the desire, we can’t manufacture it according to the examples and experiences of anyone else.

Who else is you?

Decide that you do in fact matter if for no other reason that it’s absolutely true! Start there, and learn to listen for the “signs” and intuitions which seem to draw you to one path more than any other. Trust those messages and passions, and then do all you can to nurture them day by day until they blossom on their own and leave you with no doubts about the value of and opportunities for making your unique contributions—however measured.

Choose. Life Will Answer

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Life Will Answer Quote of Note # 62 (K. Mansfield 1)

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An observation worth noting … and pondering, from Katherine Mansfield :

Could we change our attitude,
we should not only see life differently,
but life itself would become different

Life always offers us all kinds of opportunities in all kinds of setting for all kinds of reasons. We’re given the freedom to choose countless paths to achieve countless objectives, all as we feel compelled to honor … or not.

The first steps are always the most important. The vision, the dream, the ideal, the purpose … the label we assign doesn’t matter. We start with a thought of what to do or be. It might be a thought for the short-term just as it can be the thought for the rest of our days, and/or all the variations in between.

Those choices belong to us. What becomes of those first moments of inspiration and choice depends on the beliefs we take with us and the efforts we expend. Those essential contributions to the ultimate attainment of our objectives are framed by the attitudes we adopt along the way.

Casual effort with excuses at the ready will produce exactly what they can and should produce. Passionate commitments and wholehearted efforts will do the same. The approach we take to honoring our inspirations carry their own power and means of assistance.

If we deeply desire what we profess to seek—whatever that may be—and we fuel that desire with an attitude which makes clear that what we seek we will find a way to achieve, then Life Will Answer.

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Inspiring Different Ideas, Envisioning Better Tomorrows
by sharing observations about the ideologies
which motivate our political, economic, and cultural discussions.

 

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