What are things in life that we are sure of? Things that we can count on? Things that are consistent? When things stay the same, what happens?
The only certainty is that nothing is certain.
The unknown is what gives us fear, and what gives us excitement. Not knowing what will happen takes risk. Risk gives us opportunities. Opportunities to fail, to grow, to thrive, to be surprised, to get hurt, to see what we are made of, to find ourselves, to find our purpose. Risks are life’s great adventures.
We all want to feel important. We all want to be unique. Feeling significant could come in the form of money (wealth), being popular, cool tattoos or piercings. Significance could also come in the form of violence. What do all of these things have in common? They get a RESPONSE from others. If you provoke people, you get a response. And getting a response, good or bad, makes you significant in that moment.
Feeling love, or that someone cares about you, is something every human searches for in some capacity. We want to find people who understand us. Who can accept us for our idiosyncrasies. These connections help us not only feel validated, but allows for us to give love, acceptance, understanding, as well. And in that comes us understanding ourselves better.
In life, we want a purpose. In order to find our purpose, we need to grow. How do we grow? Through taking risks. Through failing and making mistakes. Through persevering when things get hard. We have NO idea what we are capable of as human beings. It would be frightening if we knew, and it would be anticlimactic. Perseverance creates growth. Growth is the best surprise we could give ourselves. It is not about the destination, but about the journey.
A “We” over “Me” mindset. It is great to have all the fame and glory for ourselves. But the act of giving has so much purpose and meaning. This meaningfulness helps us continue to uncover our calling in life. What do we get in return when we give?