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5 principles of Purpose by dr. Myles Munroe that will help you be successful in life

Have you ever wondered about your purpose? If you are among the lucky few, you have figured it out by now. You didn’t leave your life for the unknown, unplanned. Rather you take actions. Dr. Myles dedicated his life to teaching people to discover their purpose and “die empty.”

He says many people die without discovering their true purpose, without doing anything of value with it. ‘The richest place in the world is not the mines of South Africa’, he says, ‘it is, in fact, the cemetery. Because, it is a place filled with the dead who left with untapped dreams, unwritten books, and unfinished beginnings. ‘

Here, I share five powerful principles of finding your purpose.

 1-Time is too short. The best way to waste time is by not knowing the purpose.

It is logical that if you walk without purpose in this short life, you will end up nobody. It is fair to say one should discover its unique purpose and be entwined with it. 

purpose dr myles munroe2- What matters is why. Why am I here?

The purpose is the original intent for the creation of a thing, that is in the mind of the creator of the thing. Nothing in life is without purpose.

“God does not think without a purpose”

3-Not every purpose is known.

Where purpose is not known abuse is inevitable. Even medical drugs have the addictive drug in them, enough to make you addict if abnormally used. Have no child, if you don’t know the purpose. Don’t buy a car, if you don’t have a purpose for it.

4-If you want to know the purpose of the thing, never ask the thing.

People ask other people to discover the purpose of their life. And Myles says it is wrong. The purpose is only found in the mind of the creator of the thing.  People assume to know how to use the equipment by only knowing the basics. Instead, the manual of the equipment gives the purpose and warnings and procedures of how to use the equipment and warranties. That is the reason why most shoppers don’t read manuals, they assume. This also limits the use of the equipment. He says most people know not more than three keys on how to use many pieces of equipment. Taking the equipment to an unauthorized dealer for a fix, you could get a temporary fix but permanent more damage later. The bible is the manual. And he says one should know the bible to understand the full purpose of the self.

5-Purpose is the key to fulfillment.

Fulfillment is measured by the individual against the purpose they had when they were born. If you know your purpose and walk with it then you will probably end your age with fulfillment.

 7 Secrets of success from Dr. Myles Munroe

Sources: Speech Azusa, 1990 “The power of purpose”

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10 simple lifestyle changes that will change your life forever

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That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” , said he astronaut when stepped on the surface of the moon. Some things seem to be small when done at the time but their effect has a giant impact.

Here are 10 simple but effective lifestyle changes that will make your life better.


Exercising is ignored in the contemporary life style where everything becomes fast food, long office and education hours and social media. People prefer to sit idle than physical activity. However, we humans are made for the work. If you see the ancient man, they worked and produced with tear and sweat. They fought with each other on the rest of their time; they fought to tame animals and struggled through the harsh climate and infertile ground. The body cannot survive for long without exercise. A daily 30-minute jogging would make a giant change in your health, body size and even your confidence.

lifestyle changes 1: exercise 30 minutes a day.

2-Have private peaceful time.

Some call it meditation others call it calmness. And it is necessary in this fast-changing world. Efforts are nothing without protecting the one’s self. You can be the hardest working person alive, but the world won’t recognize it for you unless you live to tell it. You should learn to have a reflection time alone. Question your ways, plan your future and criticize your purpose. Here you become the master of your ship.

lifestyle changes 2: have private time

3-Cut negative people out.

Years before I met a dark woman whose hope, she claimed, was death. Her attitude about life stressed me out with in few minutes of our engagement. The more we talked, the more I discovered that she was surrounded with negative people who fed off her meek and introvert personality. These people were so endearing to her that it was hard for her to admit that. But after a few discussions, she was able to let them be independent and she became free. Guess what? Within a month time she changed her clothing and she returned her natural hair. Within 6 months, she became the happiest person I knew.

lifestyle changes: cut negative people

life style change _grandself4-Learn something new

The mind is like the body, without exercise and challenges it becomes weak. When you learn something new each day, you become mentally stronger. Learn to learn something new each day. This could be as simple as saying good morning in another language. Or learn about your cat. These simple tasks create new habits or interests in your life.

lifestyle changes: learn something new

5-Learn to make your work tangible

Success is not measured,lets agree, and is relative. Most successful people are not successful only because they read a book a day. They are successful they used the information to create something tangible. This is ambiguous issue but true. For the world to appreciate you, they should be able to see something. This means, instead of telling you are a musician, show them your clips or recordings. Instead of telling you can paint, why not show your paintings. That is where you are successful.

lifestyle changes: do something tangible each day.

6-Learn to smile and to greet

Especially the west has trained itself to become so individualistic everyone becomes a robot. We socialize on occasions. Social gestures are not appreciated. We ignore people as if we communicate telepathically. Learn the very simple art of a smile. Learn to greet people and to thank them on necessary occasions. This is the basis of social interaction, in case you are not born in the era where people used to interact physically.

lifestyle changes: communicate

7-Say “no” often

Who would have thought that a simple gesture of saying no would change a lot in life? Life is full of choices. You can go left or right. It is a matter of choice. And each choice has consequences. The amazing part is you can’t blame anyone for your choices. In this age no one can force you in to choosing against your will. Your parents can’t be a reason for your failure. One thing the world does not teach us is to say no. This is considered not polite. Here are what matters most, to say no. When you say no to things that doesn’t benefit you in the long run, then you become confident and you save yourself from trouble.

lifestyle changes: say no

Simple life style changes are the basis for a giant productive life. When you decide to exercise and to mediate and learn new things, you make your body and your mind become stronger. Negative people are bad for your life. learn to filter them out. Make sure your work is tangible so that other can see. And your social life is also necessary. Learn to smile, to say “Hi” and to say “I love y”ou to those who matter to you. In the rest of your life say no to push the unnecessary away.


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16 inspirational time management quotes that you should read today

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Time management quotes

Quotes are great way to metaphorically understand the complicated way of life. Here are 16 time management quotes that talks about time management and time and life. read and use these time management quotes as a life principle or motivation when you feel low in life.


Time = life; therefore, waste your time and waste of your life, or master your time and master your life.- Alan Lakein

Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend.-Theophrastus

Time is money. –Benjamin Franklin

Make use of time, let not advantage slip. –William Shakespeare

A man who dares to waste one hour of life has not discovered the value of life.Charles Darwin

“Until you value yourself, you won’t value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.” – M. Scott Peck

“Know the true value of time; snatch, seize, and enjoy every moment of it.” – Lord Chesterfield

“Transform a wish into a goal by putting a date on it.” Peter Turla

“The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.” – Bertrand Russell

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”Benjamin Franklin

“Time lost is never found again.” – Benjamin Franklin

“Make sure you set SMART goals. They should be Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Timed”Peter Turla

“A plan without action is not a plan. It’s a speech.“ T. Boone Pickens

“Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.”Will Rogers

“You don’t really manage time, you manage behavior.” Peter Turla

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what do I want to do with my life? figuring out what to do with your life

what do I want to do with my life? figuring out what to do with your life is not that hard. Your are probably here to figure out what to do with your life. you could be confused. there are many people like that who keeps asking what do i wan to do with my life? This happens at every age, not only at young age. Sometimes you become what you want to be and all is set and you have no more to do. or you have even never tried yet.

what do I want to do with my life_imagesometime life becomes too demanding and overwhelming for many. That is alright. There is a lot going on in the world. It is normal to feel lost and to ask what do I want to do with my life, especially if you don’t have a proper coach or guide.

Here i will show you three main ways to answer the question “what do I want to do with my life?” and i will help in the process of figuring out what to do with your life.

What if some magic or miracle happens and someone asks you “what have you done with your life?” Stop reading and think 3 things you have done with your life. If you can count three and if you believe these things are aligned with your purpose and if you are happy, then you are on to something.Read no more.

But if you are like most people , you are stuck on the first list. You even don’t believe what you did was useful. “I got your degree but so what?; My pretty face doesn’t do nothing for me…” This is what many people i meet say to  me.

Most say “I want to be someone great, known , a celebrity.” But they don’t know how and doing what.  The problem is most people out there want to be something but they can’t say what it is. They want to marry but they can’t say what type person. They say they have a plan but they have done nothing the last few years.

The world is full of people who does not know what they need. They only hope tomorrow and curse today.

The first short cut to becoming do something fast is to think in details. To figure out to what niche to stick to. There is a small book that talks about changing life by changing the general perception of life.(i don’t remember the title, it has been more than a decade since I read it) In one of the chapters the author talks about a story of  a woman he met on his workshop. She told him she wanted to be an author for all of her life but she could not start.

Then he noticed the problem and he continued asking, “what kind of author?”

She paused. “What do you mean?”

“What type? Comedy, children, horror, romantic story…”

It was all of a sudden clear for her. the answer was all in front of her all her life. what she had to do was to think smaller.  And one simple question gave her few books with in a year time.

I believe that one has to think in little details. Details matter much in life since the world is going for specialisation. Specialisation is efficient way of solving a challenge, no matter how it confines one in to a corner. One can become laser focused into being one thing and strive to be good in it.  Many known authors specialise in one genre. Musicians also do that.

Instead of being an author, think what kind of author you want to be. If you want to become entrepreneur then what type. Online, offline, what do you want to sell.

This leads you to the second step. Here you need to identify your strength. If you can’t sit long hours, don’t try to be a programmer. If you can’t speak don’t be journalist, although possible. It is similar to believing your DNA. (term borrowed from Gary vaynerchuk)What you are good at since birth. if you can write, then learn what to be in relation to the first step.

Read an article on Entrepreneurial DNA. Do you have it? 

Third, just list as much as you can things that you can do in the three columns. Ask your self  “what do I want to do with my life?”

Things I enjoy and cant get enough as a hobby Things i have learn Things I already know
1-Fashion 1-Fixing my car 1-I have degree in     economics
2- 2-real estate

After than come back after few hours and revisit your list. Cancel out these you really cant do now . This could be due to time constraint or resource, money or even passion. Then come up with three on the top. Next is to go back to the first tip, that is to go in details. Instead of saying i want to write about fashion, say i write about a specific brand or specific out fit. Do that for one year. And improve along the way.

what do i want to do with my life is a common question among many. I gave you the three short cuts to figure out what to do with your life. What you have to do what you have chosen after reading this article without hesitation. Then your will be fine.

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What is the boundary of self sacrifice?

  1. Self sacrifice

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What is the line between empathy and self sacrifice?

Well, it is contextual. It should be. For a hopeless romantic like Steve who has no boundary for others but who is yet virgin and jobless and his new girlfriend threatens she would leave him if he doesn’t sleep with her as soon or if can’t afford the new dress she wishes, it is a sacrifice. He gives his last 25 dollars away to a homeless looking thief that danced in front of him only to rob him . His empathic self gave him the knife and alter of self sacrifice.

I spent most of my life worrying about what others think of me, pretending and to fulfil the social self to make everyone happy .

My recent emphatic endeavour to create peace for couple with dysfunctional relationship took my time and decency away. I endangered my wellbeing and freedom through the process. 

I finally felt… they all have one thing in common: for everything they receive, they expect more. And they need you until you have something to give.

I know…life is good when lived for self first. Even the book says, “if you have two,give one.” If you only have one, how can you give?

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They ate off of me alive and left : the boundary of self sacrifice

Self sacrifice

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What is the line between empathy and self-sacrifice? Well it is contextual. It should be. For a hopeless romantic like Steve who has no boundary for others but who is yet virgin and jobless and worrying if his girlfriend would cheat on him if he doesn’t sleep with her. He gives away his last 25 dollars for a homeless looking thief who danced in front of him only to get in to his pocket.

I spent most of my life worrying about what others think of me. My most life is on top but pretending to fulfil the social self , I have to make everyone happy .

My recent endeavour creates peace for couple with dysfunctional relationship but took my time and decency away. They all have one thing in common: for everything they receive, they expect more. And you are needed until you can give.

Life is good when lived for self first. Even the book says, if you have two,give one. If you only have one, how can you share?

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The cost of working for others

The cost of working for others vs the opportunity of working for yourself.

The cost of working for others

Now a day seems that every guru and every teacher claims you should be working for yourself. The once known world that slaved the society willingly to enrich few capitalists has seemed to have passed and being replaced with new way of diverse capitalism. We are on a time that a small kid in his mother’s basement making apps and creating platforms, trying to become the capitalist, starting only with 100$. When their story is told it goes like this. ‘they started with only 100$ in their mother’s basement and they now have more than 500 employees.’ This is a new way of capitalism given to anyone who has talent.

The question is whether you should work for others the rest of your life or start your own journey. The real question is ‘’what is the cost of working for others compared to the opportunity of working for yourself.’’

I am currently working for a design firm that is paid in millions and that pays me a half a penny out of a dollar. I wonder what’s worth half a penny for doing the whole work. But we are still living in this imperialistic world where the ‘industrialist’ is the owner and the rest poor has to work their thing off to get the penny to survive for the day.

Our parents lived in this era of hard work for nothing only to dream of the future, appreciating their relative settlement from neighbours. In fact, some lost their life thinking of pensions and life after 60. They bought a house on loan, they lived to pay for it. They worked hours on a factory ground, and they paid hundreds if not thousands for the medicine in latter days. As they worked hours and hours for the dictator (could be enclosed with the skin of entrepreneur) they barely knew, they cried their eyes out telling their love for them and left their position for that young cocky guy graduated from prestigious college.

Working for others is a great way to express yourself or make use of your talents or you can eat for the day or live to pay rent like our parents did.

But the questions is should we be doing this even today?

I will show you two reasons that you should consider working for others.

1-If you are young.

If you are that sassy girl fresh from school then go for it. Sometimes my students at the university ask me what should I do after school. I would say ‘You should have figured that out while you were at school’. Of course, for a jock. But I often say, looking the fear on their face Work for two years for a firm that could teach you how to handle clients, how to engage in bids, how to be prominent, how to manage employees and how to do the work.

2-If you don’t have the capital to start.

This generation, the internet generation, has  unrealistic expectation of life. Some say do what you love and go for hiking for weeks. Some walk on tiny rope in Russia. The notion of motivation motivate us to follow our small passion but avoid the giant in the room. The truth is whatever you do it is never new. You could progress the world but it’s hard to reinvent the world. That’s why the philosopher says, ‘’stop changing the world. The world does not change. It only progresses.’’ Work is necessary. You can’t jump of off a cliff living off you mother’s couch. In this case start your carrier working for others.

If you have both, then I say it is costly to work for others than work for yourself and build a legacy.