The purpose of life can’t possibly be chronic busyness, obsessive money making, or status chasing.
True, many people initially go to work to make money or make a name, but they always discover in the end that this didn’t really make them happy. Turn it around! Try being and doing whatever make you really happy and fulfilled—pursue you purpose—and you will inevitably find that money and success will follow.
Author Margaret Young put it this way: “Often people attempt to live their lives backwards, they try to have more things, or more money in order to do more of what they want so they will be happier. The way it actually works is the reverse. You must first be who you really are, then do what you need to do, in order to have what you want.”
Am I living my life by “have…do…be?” Or “be…do…have?”
Every day, at the stroke of midnight, exactly 86,400 seconds of life are deposited into your own personal time account. They are your most valuable possession. How many moments will move you? How many will be memorable? You are the one who ultimately decides how you will spend your time. Each moment is here for you to use and enjoy. And any portion of your time that you neglect to use during any 24-hour period is lost and gone forever.