Why Are You Here?
“I’m young. I’ve got time to figure out what I really want to do”
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard this from friends and coworkers over the years, and it makes me want to slap them and wake them up from whatever Disneyland bullshit dream they’re in.
Time is actually the one thing you don’t have. Our lives on this earth are brief, and they only move faster the older you get.
I feel bad for anyone who doesn’t desire clarity to the question “why am I here,” as early as possible. Unfortunately, they are destined to live a life without meaning.
Mark Twain once said:
“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.”
Another one of my mentors once told me:
“Every moment is either on-purpose or off-purpose. And every moment off-purpose is a moment wasted.”
Many of us run through life with a minimal sense of direction, but no real clarity or idea of why we are here.
If you never know exactly where you want to go, how can you ever expect to get somewhere you want to be?