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You often hear, “Hey, you need to live on purpose.” I’ve heard that for years. I’ve always been a proponent of the self-help world and personal development. No one really said you need to define your purpose first.
What’s your purpose? Answering that question can be a challenge because you don’t really have a formula. I’m going to give you a little formula. It’s not going to be what you think it’s going to be. What people are looking for is linear solutions for dynamic problems. That’s just not going to work.
When determining your purpose, you’ve got to think about who you are. Let me explain what I’m talking about. A lot of times people will try to create a purpose based on the expectations of other people, versus saying, “This is who I am.”
Let me give you an example of someone living on purpose and you’re going to think I’m a little crazy. Let’s talk about Hugh Hefner. He came up with an idea and concept. He wasn’t famous at first; he was infamous for what he did.
It was not a smooth road, but now he’s a Playboy icon and everybody loves Hugh. He’s doing the same shit he was doing in the 50s. The thing is, he said, “I’m going to do this.” He was living on purpose based on his nature. So, when you are trying to define your purpose, the big thing you have to define is: who are you. Everyone is trying to be like someone else they think is cool or worth emulating without any introspection about who they should be.
For you to find your purpose, you have to define yourself. It’s going to take some exploration. It’s going to take you trying some shit on to see if it fits. If it doesn’t fit, you take it off and you try something else. This is where the road gets tricky, because we live in a society that craves immediate success.
In my world, that doesn’t happen. Fail. Fail. Fail. There are multiple fails, until finally something works. That’s how that shit goes.
You’ve got to take some licks and figure out who you are. One of the hardest things in the world is having the courage to be yourself. A lot of people are just not that brave. People are worried they won’t be liked, or whatever.
So, figure out your purpose. This is where it gets really, really different. When you are looking for your purpose or trying to figure out your purpose, it may remove you from where you are, which brings fear.
I left home at the age of 18 ½ and didn’t go back for damn near three years. It was one of the best things I ever did because as long as you are in your environment or your comfort zone, you are not going to grow. It’s just not going to happen. You are going to have to push outside of that comfort zone.
For me, it meant leaving Alabama and going to the other side of the world to Hawaii. It was the best move I ever made. I got to see things and experience stuff. Growing up in Alabama, there were only three kinds of people. There were black people, white people and a few Asians. I only saw Hispanics on TV.
Put yourself out there. Here’s ten ways for you to discover your purpose. Number 1 – Do some different shit. Experiment. Number 2 – Leave your environment and stop doing the same shit you’re doing. Number 3 – This is going to be a real bitch for some of you. Start working out. When you work out and clear your mind, you come up with a lot of ideas.
Number 4 – Stop being a scared little bitch. That should have been Number 1, since that’s one of the biggest reasons people don’t move forward.
Number 5 – Know you’re going to fail. Get used to it. Failure is a part of life. The more you fail, the greater experiences that you accumulate. The larger your experience base is, the greater your chance of being successful and living a life of purpose.
Number 6 – Have some goals. Write down what you want to do in life. I hear people say all of the time, “It’s up in my head. I have goals.” I’ve heard people make that excuse for 10 years. You can start a whole fucking new career in 10 years if you write that shit down.
Number 7 – Turn off the TV for at least two hours a day. Cut your TV watching time in half. I would say you should eliminate it for a month. You will be amazed at what happens.
Number 8 – Go somewhere you’ve never been before and force yourself to talk to people you’ve never talked to before. It will grow you as a person, because a lot of you are afraid to talk to other carbon-based life forms.
Number 9 – Do something audacious every month. Do some shit that’s over the top. Do some shit you are fucking afraid of.
Number 10 – Learn to appreciate yourself. Take care of yourself. I’m talking about working out. I’m talking about eating right. I’m talking about feeding your mind good stuff. Realize you can’t be everyone’s best friend.
Number 11 – Practice appreciation every day. I focus on the beautiful aspects of life more frequently. I don’t focus on the fucked-up things. You have to be really careful about what you say to yourself because it can make stuff happen. So, appreciate life. Appreciate the simple things, like the beauty of a flower.
Let’s talk about this channel and the things I’m doing. A lot of people are extremely limited in how they see the world and how they see success. A lot of people are fucking lazy. That’s the biggest problem. The Hustler Mindset is designed to help you become a better person so you can have success based on what you want.
The more you improve who you are, the more you are going to improve your outside world. Most people are trying to address internal fuckery with external solutions. It’s not going to work. You have to work on “you” first and that’s how you will find your purpose.
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