The older I get the more clear I become in what my purposes in life are.
Growing up I always loathed the question of “what do you want to be?” Because I wouldn’t have an answer. It was such an unsettling feeling.
Despite of going to schools, getting an MBA, and a job, I still don’t have a definitive answer about what I want to be. In someway, I have been lucky. Lots of choices and little pressure (thanks to my parents). I just became what was available at the time.
Then I decided to get married and have a family. Working to support my family became my top priority. Day in and day out, it has been so for twenty-five years. My hair has grayed, perspective fine-tuned, and heart softened.
I am still thinking about of my priorities (and what do I want to be). A bit more urgently, you may say since my retirement in January. It is something I think about daily and wondering if I am making a difference.
The process of life is eliminating the non-essentials for me. Call it maturation, running out of time, or whatever, I am becoming clearer about what my purposes are. Maybe I will figure it out before life is over. At least I am more clear than before.
Ran 6 miles easy (9:00 to 9:45).
What about you? Do you know your life’s purpose?