Purpose - Daily Original Art Painting ChallengeWednesday, October 08, 2008
Purpose. Not porpoise (oh the groans - but you know I just had to). Are your days spent drifting or swimming?
So do you have one (a purpose!)? I'm talking big picture here. Do you know what you want, where you want to go? If you don't know where you want to go, how will you get there? Fairy wand anyone?
This piece was actually emailed to me. Great timing! "It really seems (at least if you read popular media) that who you know and whether you get 'picked' are the two keys to success. Luck.
Delete the outliers--the people who are hit by a bus or win the lottery, the people who luck out in a big way, and we're left with everyone else. And for everyone else, effort is directly related to success. Not all the time, but as much as you would expect. Smarter, harder working, better informed and better liked people do better than other people, most of the time."
And as a friendly kick-up-the-bum, freely plagiarised from here, "So the big question I have for you is how far do you have to be pushed before you’ll become extraordinary?
As you probably know but in case you don’t the mind is your most valuable tool in your entire arsenal. Ask any millionaire or billionaire and they’ll confirm for you the mind is your most valuable tool.
Because when you get a handle on your own mind and give the specific techniques on how to get the most out of yourself and your own creativity then the world opens up before you."