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Finding Purpose Within

Finding Purpose Within

Have you ever wondered if you have achieved all you were meant to be? As humans, we are all united through one commonality: a desire to be happy. Perhaps the greatest irony is while we spend our entire lives on this quest, the reality is many of us do not know what will make us truly happy. Our Holdsworth coursework delves deeply into establishing a purpose for why it is we do what we do. A man who accomplished his purpose is Alfred Nobel.

Alfred Nobel was an inventor, entrepreneur, and an engineer. He discovered dynamite and commercialized it for the masses. It is through this endeavor that he acquired his wealth and success. One morning he woke to find that the local newspaper had erroneously written an obituary about him instead of his brother’s. What he read about himself crushed him. In the obituary Alfred was referred to as “The Merchant of Death,” the man who discovered ways to kill people faster than ever before. Alfred was devastated as he realized that all he was leaving behind was a legacy of death and destruction. It was then he decided to make a change. He invested the majority of his wealth into a foundation which bestows a prestigious award given to someone for their contribution to humanity. Although he only lived about eight years longer than his initial obituary, the work he did in those last eight years is what he is known for today -The Nobel Peace Prize.

TODAY you have the opportunity to determine what a life well lived is all about. Find your inner North Star, that which guides your purpose, values, and closes the gap between the life you live and the way you want to be remembered. Take a moment to reflect and write down what you feel is your purpose. If you do not know, then your purpose may be to simply find your purpose. Commit to the pursuit of your purpose. Most importantly, you must be committed to your own growth and walk away from the distractors which detract you from achieving your purpose.

At the end of your life, will you look back and be content you lived a life with purpose? If the answer is no, take the time to find your True North. Will you be like Alfred Nobel and change your legacy? How will you be remembered?


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