How did you know what your life's purpose was?

This is a question I received on one of my latest blog post and to be fairly honest, I DO believe it is a positive thing to have a north, a purpose in life but I also feel it is a way of our society to put unnecessary pressure on us human beings.

My answer to Annie was that even though it might seem like I do that I always had everything clear. I didn’t and I still don’t. I actually do not know what my life’s purpose is.

I’d rather say I have an overall life goal but not that I have a perfectly calculated life. I will say it is more about living a thankful life where I appreciate all the blessings I have received in my life. I want to stay healthy, I want to stay positive and I want to work hard so that I can give my best to make my goals and dreams true.  

9 years ago, I was hit by a car when I was on the way to meet one of my best friends. This happened three weeks before my high school graduation and I am lucky that I didn’t get such serious injuries besides some scars, a broken toe and vertigo for a month.

Since then I decided that I was going to live my life without regrets. I did not want to look back one day and feel regret that I didn’t do something I wanted. All of this of course with restrain. I knew I wanted to study something that didn’t categorize me, that allowed me to work in different types of industries but at the same time that would allow me to make an income to keep enjoying my life. This is the reason why I studied International Business.

I then also knew I needed to obtain my bachelor so that I could apply for a scholarship so as soon as I completed my bachelor I applied for the scholarship that would then allow me to live and study in Germany. I won it and the rest is history.

When I look back, I can confidently say that these two years in Germany a life changer.  If I had to summarise it in one word I would take the word self-conscious. As a result, I changed my attitude towards life. I became more mature. I began focusing on myself. How could I be better. I became more emphatic and I began appreciating things that I didn’t treasure before.

But all of this just happened because I was brave enough to keep moving forward. Even at times when I was not sure if I was moving in the right path. I guess what is important is to keep moving because when you move, things change and change will always teach you more about yourself.


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  1. I’ve read this post and the next one, and I’m surprised every time by your honesty and by that positive and motivating spark of yours that teaches us from your life experiences. Your choices were a result of the only things you knew you wanted and the good results, the proof that you were truly brave and perseverant to chase them, also that you kept moving. Thanks for being real, candid and showing your doubts, questions, sadness and fears, but also your happy tears, good outcomes and smiles in good times. I’m sure that many, like me, are doubtful/scared/fearful as well, but find solace, inspiration and joy with your enthusiasm and sucess. I hope 2018 gets better and better for you…for me…for us. I would love if there were more comments of others speaking their minds and heart.I hope to apply for DAAD in Germany or Chevening in UK next year, it all depends on the results of my job search. Oh, or maybe it’s me procrastinating :s. As you said it’s a process and it definitely messes with our spirits.
    May the Lord help us all. Best regards, me 🙂

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