Depending on where you are in life, those three words express your “motivators”! That which is most likely to “call you to action!”
Really! It’s what it comes down to!
If someone bangs on the door of your house and says “your house is on fire” I guarantee you you’re going to move fast to remove yourself from the danger.
Once you’ve got the survival thing down pat (breathing, eating, shelter, safe from harm) in general terms, love is the next greatest motivator. Same scenario someone banging on your door, your first thoughts survival, your second thoughts if you do not live alone, save those you love!
And finally, the third motivator – Purpose. This is actually, for most of us humans the big boy of the three. The reason we (each day) get out of bed and want to live our lives. Our own special purpose (“I have a special purpose?” a quote by Steve Martin from the movie The Jerk, if you haven’t watched it, you should, it’s very funny).
The waters get muddied here. Life is hard and confusing and scary and hurtful (See items 1 and 2). So how on earth can we keep our purpose constant and thriving and alive – So (regardless of what comes) we are centered and balanced – so we want to keep achieving over and above survival – so we can truly live – looking forward to the next day?
Survival instincts keep us physically alive! Loving others and all things living, keeps us emotionally aware and creates a purpose to improve our ability to not just survive but to thrive. This means taking some risks, loving unconditionally and accepting that change and hardships will occur. You just keep on loving.
Watch children, they start out loving all things (except green vegetables) until life experiences begin to slow them down – that’s the muddying I was speaking about!
But that same original energy and vitality is still available, inside you, right now! Reassess how you feel about things. Look for passion (In your creativity, Rearrange how you view things. Pick something you “love” doing. Renew yourself by reaching out. You are so needed!
“Survival + Unconditional Love = Your Purpose! A key mathematical equation!
Consider this post PURPOSE, banging on your door! You have so much to live for, far beyond just survival and it’s waiting just outside your door!
Have a great day,
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Great breakdown…or break ^^ up? I am mired on number one, again, but hope to return with a renewed purpose…:)
I think you will, you are after all ……. you! 🙂
Wonderful post, Penny, full of inspiration and motivation. Thanks for this Friday gift…have a lovely day and weekend! xoxo
Thank you Lauren, you are very welcome my friend! 🙂 xo
Well said, Penny ! Have a groovy Friday.
Thank you, I hope you had one too! 🙂
You inspire me my dear, Penny!
Loved this post. I hope your having a great day. Love and hugs to you. Paula xxx
Hi Paula, thank you, I am glad I did! Have an excellent weekend my friend! hug hugs! 🙂
My purpose in life is to write, as well as love my family, friends, guineapigs and myself. As soon as I realised I was born to write, life became so much brighter, happier and super fantastic. I feel much better when I write.
It’s a great feeling, isn’t it Sandra! I agree. 🙂
Yes penny, writing makes me feel on top of the world.
Same as opportunity knocks, for many things we need to open the doors to make our lives richer, “purposefuller” (new word:-) ) and more lovable.
I just love your word “purposefuller”! Yes, your description so true, Ute! 🙂 xx
May peace and love be with you in the heart of all mankind.
Thank you Charlie! 🙂
Your welcome. 🙂
Maybe I should answer the door when I get home then. 🙂
I hope you do Alastair! 🙂 xo
I hope so
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