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Friday, May 18, 2012

Why Living Your Life On Purpose Is No Accident

We've all seen or heard something that makes us say "I could do that". Maybe it has to do with a shared gift we have that someone else is gaining more recognition for. Or maybe you are not as far in your life as someone who you believe is not as talented as you. If you've experienced this feeling the logical question to ask is "why?"

The answer might surprise you.

I recently learned about a product called the Portopong, the world's first inflatable beer pong table. Created by friends Jerry and Sal, it came out of a need that they saw and decided to do something about it. Today the original idea has evolved and has found fans around the world, even capturing the attention of celebrities who enjoyed it.

This to me is what it means to live your life on purpose. The success of Portopong shows what can happen when you recognize your ability and act on it.

I interviewed Sal on Conversations LIVE, and he told me that the "what if" questions were discussed with Jerry: What if it didn't work? What if they lost their investment? The decision to move forward, however, was something they knew they had to do. The possibility of failure wasn't enough to keep them from giving it a try.

It was that try and the passion behind it that allowed Portopong to thrive in a big way.

This is just one example that shows that living your life on purpose is no accident. Success is no accident. It comes from understanding that you have something to offer, and you are going to do all you can can to share it.

When I realized that my having a purposeful life was directly related to my living each day with purpose, my entire understanding of what was possible changed. You can experience this, too.

Identify what it is that makes you happy and look for ways to incorporate it into each and every day. Maybe you can't initially make a living at it, but you can begin to lay the groundwork for the day when that becomes a possibility.

How are you living life on purpose? I want to hear your stories! Contact me at cawebb4@juno.com or 601.896.5616.



Cyrus Webb, Editor-In-Chief
Conversations Magazine


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