Last time I wrote about how I have been able to discover a purpose for my life. More importantly, I talked about my beliefs (not because I need to clarify them for myself, but for you to see) and discussed why discovering, clarifying, and consciously defining your beliefs is paramount to discovering your purpose.
The question now is: What do I do about my beliefs? Tough question, right?
Yes, tough question….
How about we change it and ask some slightly different questions?
1) What do I like about my beliefs that I don’t like about the world (or on an even smaller scale, community, household, neighborhood, city, etc.)?
2) What problem(s) can my beliefs solve?
3) What if I started sharing what I believe with other people? Would that change their lives? How?
These are good questions to begin asking yourself because they require you to begin thinking about actions. The activities of your brain are the most important and influential parts of your life. Your thoughts dictate behaviors, patterns and attitudes. However, if no action is applied to your thoughts, nothing changes. The Bible states this best in the Book of James: “Faith without works is dead.”
Belief and action from thought doesn’t have to be on a grand scale. Someone, once upon a time, believed that the world would be a better place if they could have others drink a cup of coffee made a certain way… and now 30 years later Starbucks is one of the largest and best businesses on the planet. The point is it started with one guy and a belief.
Why can’t you be that one guy or gal?
We are put on this planet to do something that matters. The good news is we get to choose what matters and what we are going to do about it…. Start choosing… and start doing!