Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Why I do what I do...

I always try to find a purpose for why I do the things I do in my life. I understand that I will not live the perfect life, but I will continue to strive to live a purposeful life. In the beginning of my personal mission I state my first objective as determining purpose. What is my purpose for my life? God already has THE ultimate purpose for me, but my purpose is that my works are in accordance to His.

So why do I do what I do?

The reason is that we live in a world where many people can use a helping hand, an open ear, or a word of encouragement. We live in a society where people are hurting emotionally, physically, and spiritually. I believe that if ever I had the opportunity to intercede in someone's life, it should and, hopefully, would be to the benefit of their well being and personal success.

1. Why do I Play? I continue to play baseball because I began to remove myself solely from personal gratification which was less fulfilling. When it was just for me, it became less fun because I carried all of the pressures of trying to get the big contract. So, I lost the drive and almost quit. Then, I saw a little child smile, and noticed the  fans cheers and enjoyment; and hearing them say that they enjoy watching me play, made me realize that it is bigger than me. I was helping to brighten someones day.

2. Why do I write? I write because I have a story to tell. I have a message that if kept inside may prevent someone from receiving a blessing in their own lives. I write to inspire. I write to uplift. I write to empower.

3. Why do I smile? I smile because everyone needs a smile. A simple smile can change somebody's day, week, or life. I smile because it uplifts me, and because it lifts others. I smile because I'd rather not frown.

4. Why do I give? I give because much was given to me. I give because though I like to receive, seeing others benefit from my hand is more fulfilling. I give because what God provides  is not mine to keep.

5. Why the foundation? The foundation exists because hopelessness exists; children in need exists; poverty exists. I founded the foundation, because I want children to develop into leaders, not only in their communities but in their own lives.

In my life, purpose is followed by passion and validated through integrity. Hence, my mission is to determine purpose, pursue passions and demonstrate integrity. This is what makes doing what i do easy and rewarding.

We all should ask ourselves, 'why do we do what we do?' in order to recognize purpose in our lives, and to allow us to remain relevant.

God Bless

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