He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how.
~ Friedrich Nietzsche
Your purpose in life is to find your purpose and give your whole heart and soul to it.
~ Gautama Buddha
When I was seventeen years old, a wise leader told me to write my own personal vision statement for my life. He promised me if I had faith in myself, my vision, and worked hard, I would one day achieve what I had seen in my mind’s eye (which can also be simply referred to as an “eye of faith”). I believed in this man and his promises and decided to create this statement.
I have kept this document and reference it periodically to see how I am doing. I’m pleased to report that many of the experiences I hoped for at seventeen have been fulfilled. This affirmation of the power of an eye of faith gives me strong assurance that the remainder of that vision statement will be experienced at some point in my life. This anticipation makes every day an adventure.
With the assurance in the power of an eye of faith, I have added to my personal vision statement. In the updated statement I captured what I believe my purpose in life is, how I plan to accomplish it, what my life will look like when I am living in alignment with my purpose, and the rules that will guide my journey. I continue to see and experience that this eye of faith process, when consistently applied, will deliver the expected results.
Here is the simple process of living with an eye of faith:
- Discover your purpose
- Believe in yourself and your potential
- Believe in the power of choice, change, and principles
- Create in your mind what you and your life will be
- Commit to and work toward that vision with persistence and sacrifice
I’m not saying the process is easy. However, I do know the journey on the path is rewarding.
Can you see who you are and who will become in your mind’s eye? Do you believe in yourself and your ability to achieve that vision? If you do, you are on the path to success.
Choose to see. Choose greatness.