“The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.”
Henry David Thoreau (1817 – 1862)
Do you feel like you’ve wasted away so much of your life that you’re now living with regrets? Where have the days gone? When did I detour from the dreams and designs of my life and get in a rut? Have I become a person as Thoreau described – one who is living a life of “quiet desperation”? Fear and doubt cloud judgment, belief, and confidence.
Take heart! Your purpose is an antidote that redeems the past, inspires the present, and directs your future. What once appeared as a waste of days transforms into a season of preparation. There’s a full harvest of past life and work lessons that are now readied for gathering. In due season you plant seeds that bear fruit in the future born from the lessons of the past.
Purpose provides boldness and clarity. Deliverance from past transgressions may be too hard for you to imagine. Yet, time and again, miraculous turnarounds begin when the simple act of articulating your purpose takes place.
Gordie Allen, CEO of Leads Plus, Inc., of Killarney, Florida had three brothers scattered across the US. Since their parents had died the sons drifted apart and seldom spoke to each other. Gordie attended an On-Purpose® Person workshop in 1994. There he clarified his purpose and felt compelled to reconnect with his brothers. He devised a simple strategy. Each Tuesday he would contact one of his brothers in order of birth. So the first Tuesday he would contact his oldest brother, the second Tuesday his second oldest and so on. Years would pass. When Winston, his second oldest brother, died suddenly of a heart attack, Gordie was the only family member who could give a meaningful eulogy because through those years he had followed the routine. Since the funeral the three remaining brothers have grown closer.