Monday, March 13, 2017

How to Create a Whole New Mindset in 10 Simple and Powerful Steps (The Better Thinking Series) Part 7: Purpose

By Richard Kent Matthews - Coach | Author | Speaker

(The Better Thinking Series)

What the heck are you doing here?


You've been doing it all your life. It's served you well or you wouldn't be here, reading this. Yet, when you learn to think in better, more powerful and meaningful ways, you change not only yourself, but the world around you.

You've been thinking in habitual patterns. Change the patterns of thinking and a new world opens for you. When your mindset changes, your life changes.)

“This is the true joy in Life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a might one…the being a force of Nature instead of a feverish, selfish little clod of ailments and grievances, complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy.” George Bernard Shaw, “Man and Superman”

If you wonder what your purpose is here on Earth, wonder no more. Your purpose is clear. Nature has endowed you with the desire to reproduce. That's your basic purpose on this planet. Why? Well, like it or not, you're tribal. We all are. In order to perpetuate the tribe, we must reproduce. And we do. Like rabbits.

There are higher levels of purpose as well. 

Once you understand your basic purpose, you can move from a reactive/responsive mindset (reacting/responding to outer circumstances) to a creative mind set. You can become the dominant creative force in your life. You move from your basic purpose to calling to mission. But first, your purpose, beyond reproduction is as follows:

  • To seek truth. Seeking truth is a basic survival mechanism. It's also the way to understanding your own higher levels of existence. It comes from many places so be open to it, even if it's unpleasant now and then.
  • To enjoy life, to play. Playing is found in most of the higher animals, including humans. It's health-giving and life-affirming. It's necessary and also moves you in the direction of higher existence. Increase your daily laughter.
  • To be of service to the world. This is the highest level of purpose. You are serving the world on many different levels, all the time. Your daily life impacts those around you, even if you aren’t aware of it. The most menial tasks support the rest of the community. Again, you are tribal.
The point of this post is to help you develop the purpose-filled mindset, to understand how important your contributions are, even the ones you never think about. As your mindset becomes one of creative purpose, your calling will become clear, your mission will unfold.

“Neither a great intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of a genius. Love, love, love—that is the soul of genius." Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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