About your purpose

My vision seems to get worse each year. 

Literally. And figuratively.

I became short-sighted at some point. But I didn't acknowledge it. Someone else had to point it out.

Thank goodness. I couldn't see the board in class. I couldn't see the puck at practice. But I had convinced myself otherwise. I had adapted to blurred vision.

I was 13 years-old when I finally got contacts. They're useful. But I still have trouble seeing.

We have prescriptions. But we need perspective.

Eye appointments are now a part of my annual routine. 

But who prescribes contacts for the eyes of my heart?

Apparently everyone. Everyone with an opinion.

Family, friends, colleagues, mentors, etc. 

Some are good counsel, but are they the right counsel?

Do you go see an optometrist for your sore throat?

We offer advice from the context of our own experiences. And limitations.

I love you. But your experiences will always be different than mine. So now I'm limited. Or just confused.

I'm still short-sighted. Sometimes. Aren't you?

You have a need for affirmation. To know you're making the right choices. Because wrong choices could steal your happiness.

Happiness. That's all you've wanted anyway. That's what this whole thing is about. Yes?

No, I'd say. More. You want purpose. That's what gives you happin--- no, joy.

When you know why you're here, something inside you will come alive.

When you know why you're here, what you do will naturally pour out.

Do you want to live life more purposefully?

The best advice is often a question.

What makes you come alive?

Let's talk about it.

“Don't ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive, and go do that, because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” - Howard Thurman