If you are willing, here is a little thought exercise for finding purpose and shining “…. as brightly as possible” throughout the year. Three questions to ask yourself:

  • Did you ask to be born?
  • As you were being born and opening your eyes for the first time, did you receive an instruction manual telling you what to do with this life you were just given?
  • Do we all eventually die?

The moral of the story lies in the answers to the questions above. So what is our purpose? Our purpose is to LIVE! Everyday that you open your eyes, you have succeeded! Now the question is what do I do with my time in between? Let your heart lead and your mind keep council. Love what you do and do what you love. As Mark Twain once aptly stated, “Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” Make this your best year yet.