“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive and then go do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” – Howard Thurman
Ask yourself this simple question: what makes that little muscle inside your chest beat? I mean, really, really beat. Insanely strong, in such a way that you can feel it furiously pumping blood inside your body. What’s your passion? What do you live for? What are you willing to die for?
If you can’t find those answers, ask yourself this instead: If the world were to end tomorrow, what would you do?
What is important to you? What is the one thing you can’t go a day without thinking about?
If you can’t answer these questions, find your passion. Go on a quest to discover what truly makes you come alive. It doesn’t matter what it is, as long as you do it for the most important reason of all: because it makes your heart beat insanely fast.
What makes you happy? What makes you proud? What makes you feel as if you’re making a difference? What makes you you?
That is the one thing worth living for. And it’s not about art, it’s not about sports, it’s not about being a world leader. It’s not about changing the world. It can be only about changing that little bit of world around you. It can be about family. It can be about friends. It can be about being kind to perfect strangers when they need it the most. It can be about encouraging others, about inspiring people to overcome their self-imposed limitations.
Anything in life is worth pursuing as long as it’s what truly makes you happy.
So ask yourself this: what makes you come alive? What makes you feel alive? What makes you feel?