The purpose of life is a life of purpose

Here is the second virtue of enlightened living introduced in Robin S. Sharma's The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari.

The Symbol

The Lighthouse: a symbol for the purpose of life

The Virtue
Follow your purpose

The Wisdom
‧The purpose of life is a life of purpose
‧Discovering and then realising your lifework brings lasting fulfillment
‧Set clearly defined personal, professional and spiritual goals. and then have the courage to act on them.

The Techniques
The power of self examination
The five step method for attaining goals:
1. Form a clear mental image of the outcome.
2. Create positive pressure to keep you inspired.
3. Attach a timeline to your goal.
4. Apply The Magic Rule of 21.
5. Enjoy the process.

Some Good Quotes
"Trust yourself. Create the kind of life you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into the flames of achievement." - Foster C. McClellan

"The secret of success is constancy of purpose." - Benjamin Disraeli
"Lasting happiness comes from steadily working to accomplish your goals and advancing confidently in the direction of your life's purpose. This is the secret to kindling the inner fire that lurks within you."

"You must know your life's aim and then manifest this vision into reality by consistent action."
"You change your life the moment you set your goals and start to seek out your Dharma."
"From Dharma springs inner harmony and happiness."

"Concentrate every ounce of your mental energy on self-discovery. Learn what you excel at and what makes you happy... Whatever it is, find your passion and then follow it."

"You master the art of goal-setting - and goal getting - by starting off small."

"Never do anything because you have to. The only reason to do something is because you want to and because you know it is the right thing for you to do."

"There is tremendous power in a ritual."

"Make sure that you have fun while you are advancing along the path of your goals and purpose. Never forget the importance of living with unbridled exhilaration. Never neglect to see the exquisite beauty in all living things."

"Stay focused on your lifework and on giving selfless service to others. The Universe will take care of everything else. This is one of nature's truest laws."

"There is a purpose for everything that has ever happened to you, and everything that will happen to you.. Every experience offers lessons."

"A burning sense of passion is the most potent fuel for your dreams."

"Take complete control of your life. Decide, once and for all, to be the master of your fate."

"Always remember that what lies behind you and what lies in front of you is nothing when compared to what lies within you."

"We all have been granted a unique set of gifts and talents that will readily allow us to realise this life work. The key is to discover them, and in doing so, discover the main objective of your life."
"You will never be able to hit a target that you cannot see."

"Enthusiasms is one of the key ingredients for a lifetime of successful living."

Key Words
achievement, Dharma, purpose, joriki (concentrated mind), ritual, passion

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