Leaving a Legacy ~ Living with Purpose
Is your life filled with purpose? Every single one of us has a reason for being here on the planet right now, and every one of us has a unique contribution that no one else can make. It's the reason you were born. Are you living the life you were born to live? This inspiring life purpose training takes you on a journey of exploration and evaluation. Course includes interactive web tools and meditations for living with purpose. Ask yourself the right questions and unveil answers that may surprise you.
"I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve."
Living with Purpose: Paving the Way for Your Legacy
By Melanie Votaw
Swedish industrialist Alfred Nobel invented dynamite and the detonator, and he made millions in the process. When his brother, Ludwig (another wealthy and successful man), passed away, the newspaper got their obituaries mixed up. This means that Alfred was in a position to read his own obituary. It was quite a shock to him when he read the headline: "The Merchant of Death." He knew that he would be known for creating something that was destructive, so he set out to change that.
When you think of the name "Nobel" now, you don't think about dynamite, do you? You think about the Nobel prizes for peace, literature, and science. Alfred decided that he would change his legacy, and he succeeded.
Leaving a Legacy
In your heart, what do you want to be at the end of your life? When you look back on your life, what do you want to be true about you? What do you want people to remember about you? How can you begin to bring these things into your life now? The answers to these questions are clues to your life purpose. In your heart, what do you want to be at the end of your life? When you look back on your life, what do you want to be true about you? What do you want people to remember about you? How can you begin to bring these things into your life now? The answers to these questions are clues to your life purpose.
When you think in these terms, you may decide to let go of some of the petty things that get in your way on a day to day basis. We all fall prey to these things from time to time. For example, the next time you're angry, think about your legacy before you act. How will you be remembered if you act on impulse? What is the higher choice? You may need to express your feelings firmly, but can you do so with dignity, while still honoring the dignity of the other person (whether or not you believe that person deserves it)?
The more you choose to act in a way that honors your divinity, the greater your self-esteem will be, and the closer you will be to discovering and living your life purpose. Nobel was a scientist who created something that was both useful and tremendously destructive. He chose to honor his divinity by creating awards that would honor the divinity in others. While you need not do something so grandiose, you can make a commitment to act in ways that are worthy of your true and beautiful spiritual nature. This, in and of itself, will fulfill a large part of your life purpose and will pave the way for finding a vocation that will also honor your divinity.
Melanie Votaw is the creator and instructor of the life purpose training course Discovering Your Life Purpose: Living the Life You Were Born to Live. Course includes interactive web tools and audio meditations. Learn more about Melanie Votaw and her life purpose training course now. Begin living your passion today!
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