- Alex Hanse
- Winter Park, FL
- United States
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
Are you truly living life with a purpose?
I have realized that my life's purpose is to help others live out their purpose.
I was speaking in my old business course at Full Sail University in Orlando Florida when the strangest thing happened.
I took a day off from my part time job (and my only job at the moment) to come in to this classroom to speak to these bright eyed and bushy tailed students.
I spoke about what does it mean to live out your goals and dreams, the importance of networking, and what I have been through in my life. Losing my mother to breast cancer and then not having a father figure present.
Well, the presentation was great until I started crying. Yes, at the end of the presentation I was in tears. I got to the portion of my speech/lecture where I was talking about giving back. And I spoke on how my small business just established a scholarship program for low income and minority based students. I also spoke on how I never want to see another kid in debt again if that is humanly possible.
And I just went into tears. I couldn't get the words at. The passion took over me and it was a beautiful and embarrassing feeling, but I am happy it happened.
I told the kids that I came back to speak to them in their classroom because I wished there were more people who would have done it for me while I was in college. Yeah, of course there is always a few guest lecturers but sometimes it was merely a business trip, or maybe the person was doing a tour. Nonetheless, my purpose was to sit there for about an hour and talk about how to truly find your purpose.
Then it hit me! This is what I want to do. I want to use my life, my business, my words, and my actions to help others pursue their purpose. To live out their dreams, and the things that are truly on their hearts.
Does anyone else feel like this? Are you living out your purpose in life? I would love to hear how you all are doing so. And if not...what is holding you back?