The Point Is Not To Chase Happiness, But To Do Our Work

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Emerson says:

“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.”

When I was in my teens, and 20s, I used to believe the lie that had been perpetuated by society. That my sole purpose in life is to chase happiness. To run after it as if a demon from hell is going to murder me if I don’t.

I spent all of my time thinking, wondering, reflecting, dreaming about that special day when I would be happy.

Oh, what a great day that would be! It would be rainbows and butterflies, and everything would be oh-so-perfect. I would go tra-la-laing around the world, because at that point, I would have not a worry left in this physical realm.

Of course, I know how foolish I am. The more we chase after something, the more it eludes us. The more fervently we want something or desire something, the more it slips from our slimy grasp.

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When You Reach Your Goals And Think Now What?

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A friend of mine, Henrik Nordstrom, whom I really admire recently shared a story of his. He is originally from Sweden, and when he was 11 or so, he was overweight. He was made fun of in school and his life was pretty miserable. His mother had these Tony Robbins cassette tapes that she had bought, and one summer as he was sitting there bored, he started listening to these tapes. All about NeuroLinguistic Programming (NLP) and modelling. He was one of the slowest runners in school at the end of school year in the spring, and after going through these Personal Power II tapes and learning NLP and modelling a movie scene out f Jackie Chan movie (Police Story) where the character was running fast, he was able to improve his speed, without any actual training, but just through the power of his mind.

Brilliant, right? This is just the beginning. One of his favourite shows on TV was Miami Vice. He decided at the tender age of 10 to move there and start anew. He built a really successful business, had a Ferrari, a condo by the water, more money than he knew what to do with, and the whole shebang. He had made it at the age of 21.

The reason I love this man so much is because he asked the question that most people in his situation wouldn’t ask. That question was, “Now what?” 

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Life Purposes Are Malleable and Change Over Your Lifetime

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Having life purposes matters. So many people ask me how I came up with my current life purpose (I help people live their Level 10 lives with my words, videos, and podcasts). They wonder about my brand name, The Millionaire Hippie, and about the FB group with the same name that I created. Why are you doing all of this, they ask?

The Journey To My Life Purpose

When people start asking me all of these questions, I know it is because they themselves are going through a similar journey of discovery and are looking for answers. Maybe they are searching for their life purpose, or maybe they know what they are supposed to be doing with their life, but they are too afraid to take the first step.

They are asking me about my journey. In that moment, I wished I could have had someone following me around with a videocamera throughout my life. This way everyone asking me questions could see how everything in my life has been bringing me up to this point of discovery.

Everything that has happened in my life has happened so I could at this point in my life discover my life purpose and execute it. 

It seems like a bold statement to make. But it is the truth. Everything that has happened and will happen in your life is happening for a reason. A very clear reason that will only be apparent to you in hindsight. But that reason exists.

In that regard, I decided to forget about the videocamera, and document all of the different trends in my life that I believe have bought me up to this point. Maybe this will prove the idea to or not. But in my mind, right now, sitting on the ground in my condo in Toronto, it seems like a grand idea.

The Start

I was born in New Delhi, India on a hot summer day, or that’s what my parents tell me. The hospital I was born into is one of the best teaching hospitals in the world. I think that marks the start of my long career of loving to learn and wanting to learn more all the time. I’m one of the most curious people you will find on this planet.

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[Ep 5] Without Our Life Purpose, Nothing Sticks And Everything Feels Meh

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Goal: Find Life Purpose

In this episode, I’ll be chatting about our life purpose and why finding it matters!

You see until I found my life purpose, life was a little off-colour just like a movie played in black and white. It felt like everything was a bit bland. Before my life purpose, I:

  • Felt restless and moved around from country to country, feeling meh.
  • Moved from job to job, feeling bored, and useless.
  • Jumped around from relationship to relationship, feeling unstimulated, and unexcited.
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My Online Business Is My Life Purpose And It Drives Every Moment Of My Life

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I woke up at 439am today to work on my life purpose – my online business.

Yes, I’m a morning person. Please don’t hate me. But before I quit my 9-5 and started my own online business, I used to wake up at 7am thinking that’s early enough.

Even so, I had no real purpose in life or aim.

I meandered for a whole decade (from 22 to 32)

  1. I spent way too much of my time on drama. You know that needless drama created by yours truly to add some spice into your life (watch out for that drama creator in yourself and stop her before she gets too big for her britches).
  2. I spent way too much time:
    1. Crying over being single or
    2. Being in relationship with someone unworthy or
    3. Meeting the wrong kind of guys or
    4. Meeting the right kind of guys at the wrong time.
  3. I spent way too much time in my head:
    1. Over-analyzing useless crap,
    2. Incessantly worrying over inconsequential matters, and
    3. Feeling anxiety over the unrealized (and unpredictable) future.
  4. I spent way too much planning out my future purchases and spending the money I was going to earn before I had even earned it. All of my cash was earmarked for cute shoes, and lots of travel (travelling for the sake of travelling).
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13 Questions That Will Help You Find Your Life Purpose

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Are you living up to your infinite potential?

This is a hard post to write because it reminds me of the time in my life when I was miserable and unfulfilled.

But I want to do it to help everyone who’s dealing with this misery. It is such an important topic that I want to shout it out from the top of rooftops. I wish everyone knew what I know now.

Before I Knew My Life Purpose

Before I figured out my life purpose and started living up to my potential, taking advantage of my talents and abilities, living my true self according to my deepest authentic self, I used to walk around with a severe inferiority complex.

  • I had a hard time looking others in the eye.
  • I had a hard time looking myself in the eye.
  • I had a hard time with silence because I was afraid of finding out the truth – the truth being that I am wasting my time here on Earth and I have a limited amount of time to rectify that.
  • I had a hard time with my worthiness. I felt like I didn’t deserve to be alive, to take up space, to get my share of the pie.
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