“Our essential purpose is to become the-best-version-of-ourselves….Once we discover it and place this purpose at the center of our lives, everything begins to make sense. Until we discover our essential purpose, nothing makes sense, and we wander around aimlessly, slowly being numbed into lives of quiet desperation.” – The Rhythm of Life by Matthew Kelly
WOW…such powerful advice. I’m in the process of reading Kelly’s book and I can’t seem to put it down. Kelly goes on to say that there are “FOUR simple steps that will empower you to make a difference in other people’s lives and lead you along the path of greatness.
- STEP ONE When you wake up tomorrow morning, remind yourself of your goal, your point B, your essential purpose—to become the-best-version-of-yourself.
- STEP TWO The next step is to ask yourself, “Whose day can I make today?”
- STEP THREE Now ask yourself, “How can I make that person’s day?”
- STEP FOUR When you have made these first three steps, shower and have breakfast, but then, just before racing into the day, take a few minutes to plan, reﬂect, and pray. Find a quiet place, and in that silence visualize how you would like your day to unfold. Make plans to fulfill your legitimate needs physically, emotionally, intellectually, and spiritually. Take a moment to become aware of, and to appreciate, all you have and all you are, and then you will be ready for the day.”
I can’t wait to incorporate all FOUR steps into my daily life.
Many Blessings, Jenn