“What is life meant to give us?”
“Why are we given lives?”
“Why are we here?”
“Life is a punishment!”
“It doesn’t make sense to be alive!”
“People should be allowed to end it when they want because it’s a punishment!”
These, were the words of a man who couldn’t make sense out of his life; a man who struggled everyday, sweated, but had nothing to show for it. A man without a vision…a man whose mission here is unknown. He would rather die than live a meaningless life.
Then! On the flip side:
“Oh! I have got that project going on”
“Oh! To get to the next level, I will have to do that course”
“Next week is the meeting with my investors, i need to prepare for it”
“Well, it didn’t go very well, but it’s better than nothing, i will make it up next time”
“I can’t wait for the next project”…
Words from the same man, who almost ended his life. Believe that? No way!
He found a reason to live.
He had a vision, and built a mission from it.
He realised his role in this crazy sweet world of ours.
He became conscious of the huge impact he could make…and most importantly, he got hold of the paddle wheel and started paddling!
You know what? The situation isn’t peculiar to one man alone. As i write this, i recall how i dealt with my own little fears of life. And how i tried to answer some of these questions about why we are here.
Yes, I have been there too. I once questioned my life. I was once never sure if i wanted to go on living a “meaningless” life. And this happened until not too long ago. Yes, just recently, life didn’t make much sense to me.
But! Just like the man in my story, I first got a vision, and then I built a mission for myself. And now, waking up every morning, I think about my mission and how to make it happen. I think about all the ways i could make a difference in other people’s lives, LIVING MAKES MORE SENSE TO ME because of my clear vision and mission.
Now, I don’t question the meaning of life anymore, rather, I ask life, “What’s next?”
Nobody says it’s going to be easy. It takes a lot of work, constructive thinking, and sometimes, help from some people around you to realise who you are and what you are meant to be doing with your life.
Sometimes (most times to be honest), you may feel like giving up. But keeping your eyes and mind focused on the mission, gives you all the courage that you need.
If you are one of those struggling with life, i hope you have that vision today and have the wisdom to build a mission out of your vision.
Even if it doesn’t make much sense to you at the moment, keep going and soon, it will all come together.
And remember, the higher you move, the clearer your path becomes.
Have a pleasant life!