1. You are here for a reason and the most
important thing you can do in life is to find, live and share
your purpose. It's the one thing in life that truly matters and
if you don't pursue it, everything else is meaningless.
2. Follow your passion. It so often leads
you to your purpose. You may not know what your passion is right
now. That's ok. The important thing is to make it your life
mission to find it, live it and share it. To help find your
passion, seek out jobs and experiences that allow you to use
your strengths and talents. Do what you are good and what
3. Beware of hobbies. Just because you
love to cook doesn't mean you would enjoy owning a restaurant.
For example, I owned restaurants but I realized I didn't love
the food business. I loved the service and marketing aspect of
4. Quit for the right reasons. Don't quit
because work is hard or you're experiencing challenges. Quit
because in your heart you know there is something else for you
to do. Quit because you are not benefitting yourself or the
organization you work for. Quit because you are absolutely
certain you are no longer supposed to be there.
5. Learn from every job and experience.
Every job, good or bad, prepares you for the work you were
ultimately born to do.
6. Your job may not be your ultimate purpose
but it can serve as a vehicle to live and share your purpose.
7. Whatever job(s) you take after
graduation simply decide to serve. When you serve in small ways
you'll get more opportunities to serve in bigger ways.
8. Your dream job is likely not the one
you dreamed about. So often we end up in amazing careers that
have nothing to do with our college degree or childhood dreams.
9. The quest for your purpose is not a
straight line. It is filled with mystery, signs, obstacles,
victories, dead ends, delays and detours. Your job is to stay
optimistic and faithful on your quest.
10. Don't rush the future. There is a
process that seeds must go through in order to become all they
are destined to become, and you must go through this same
process to become the person you are meant to be and do the work
you are meant to do. You may want things to happen NOW but more
than likely if you got what you wanted NOW you wouldn't be ready
for it. The purpose process prepares you, strengthens you,
shapes you and grows you to be successful, not in your time, but
in the right time.
11. Be the Seed. Seeds surrender
themselves to the ground so they can be used for a greater
purpose. Wherever you work, decide to plant yourself where you
are and allow yourself to be used for a greater purpose. When
you plant yourself and make a difference you grow into the
person you were born to be and produce a harvest that will
benefit others and change the world.