Two friends and I were on a long drive home from Batangas last Friday when the formidable topic on “life purpose” was once again brought up. We all agree that most people of our generation will really go through the so-called quarterlife crisis, i.e., the period in our mid to late twenties where we get confused on what we really want to do with our lives, because we’re longing for something more meaningful and enjoyable. It made me happy to hear one of them saying that she thinks she’s meant to do something in the lines of event styling, because she’s always wanted to create. It comes naturally to her. It makes her come alive. She has this itch within her waiting to be scratched.
I’ve said over and over in my past entries that whatever it is that we’re meant to do is already within us. We all have something special to offer to this world. We just have to accept it, embrace it, develop it, and yes, flaunt it! This also reminds me of a quote by Victor Frankl, as cited by the great Stephen Covey in his 7 Habits book and workshops:
“We don’t invent our mission. We detect it. It is within us waiting to be realized.“
And how exactly do we detect it? I came across this quote on Pinterest last night, and I think this is the only way:
Let that special person out! Let’s make this our mantra for the coming week, shall we? Happy Sunday and have an awesome week ahead!