Growth

Understand your deeper purpose and your strengths

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Last night I could barely sleep, I didn’t want to go to sleep early (although I forced myself), because I wanted to continue reading the book Rich Dad Poor Dad.  I ended up sleeping less than five hours in two sets and thoughts were still racing in my mind. In the morning my feelings were tired and excited. After shower only excitement remained.

At work I was able to give it my all, because today I didn’t work for anything else but the grandest purpose I knew. And this purpose came through the understanding that had clicked during yesterday and during night as I was reading the book.

I named this multilevel purpose, because I feel like it connected to a deeper levels of purpose than anything I’ve imagined so far: in my mind there was the vision of a three levels pinched through with a needle. It’s a understanding that its’ not just work for the money, or work for common goals, or even work for those people that directly benefit from the work that creates meaning. Somehow finally I assumed much longer term responsibility of my life and started to view this day as the time to seriously try to learn things for the future. I understood today that how I work for myself today are the lessons that I’ll receive for life and this will shape for who I am in the future and also those around me.

It’s not even work to satisfy the customers, bosses or anyone in the organization. It’s desire to grow big, grow out of the organization, learn everything worthwhile and move on. So suddenly it’s really beneficial for me, whatever or not I would get paid or not. I learned to frame my thinking so that I value the opportunity to do my very best in order to learn and get the gift of learning.

Present moment felt more precious than ever.

“What we do now echoes in eternity.” ― Marcus AureliusMeditations

We are all responsible for our learning. We shouldn’t stop at school and somehow for the past year I’ve tried to identify the serious skills that I need to learn. Now I’ve finally managed to identify some and gladly I already know some people who can help me to learn those skills.

It cannot be underestimated how much we might overestimate what school teaches and what are the requirements of life.

“Don’t let schooling interfere with your education.” – Mark Twain

Robert Kiyosaki names quite a few skills including learning, sales and marketing, writing, leadership, PR etc. to become wealthy in life. Even earlier there are some deep skills like accounting, investing, law and understanding of markets that he mentions. It’s a no-brainer that these all are on my list now. Furthermore Robert encourages in the book to develop diverse skills through various jobs. This made me also look my work history in a different light and view it as a strength instead of kind of weakness what I had felt before.

In accordance with the #firstsevenjobs boom lately here are mine:

  1. Packaging in Bakery
  2. Washing Boxes in Bakery
  3. IT-Support, internship
  4. Cleaner
  5. Café-conditory cashier
  6. Marketing internship
  7. Marketeer

The story we tell ourselves is really powerful. All of our experiences can be weak or powerful, depending on how we interpret them. In my case, I changed the interpretation and I feel empowered.

“Look within. Within is the fountain of good, and it will ever bubble up, if thou wilt ever dig.” — Marcus Aurelius

From all that you are, you can create your purpose in the present. Believe in the richness of your existence and you will have much more to give.

These are my words for you today, my friend.

Janne

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