If you want to understand anything, begin with purpose. If you want to understand yourself, begin with purpose. What are you here for? What’s your purpose? You are here to become the-best-version-of-yourself. This is your essential purpose, and everything makes sense in relation to your purpose.
What makes a good friend? Someone who helps you become a-better-version-of-yourself. What is the essential quality of good food? It helps you become the-best-version-of-yourself. Good entertainment – books, movies, music – help you fulfill your purpose. What is the primary purpose of work? To make money? No, making money is the secondary outcome. The primary value is that when you do good work, you become a-better-version-of-yourself.
Everything makes sense in relation to your essential purpose. Next time you have a choice to make, simply ask yourself, which option will help me become the-best-version-of-myself? You will be astounded at the clarity this one question will bring to your heart and mind.
Embrace, nurture, celebrate, defend, and take joy in the-best-version-of-yourself!
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