Armageddon – Am I also meant to “save the planet”?
I recently came across this quote and though I think of myself as someone who has found her sense of mission (though not my finest hour yet!), I still find this quote daunting.
If you say you don’t feel a shiver down your spine when you read that Churchill quote, you’re most probably lying! To yourself! I don’t think there is even one single being who’s never asked him/herself this question: what if there is more to my life other than going to work, raising a family, going out, taking holidays? I don’t believe you that deep down you’ve never longed for more meaning, for significance, you’ve never dreamed of being a hero, doing one great deed that will make the difference in some people’s lives and will make your life worthwhile. Or else Hollywood’s repeated success with hero movies is phony!
I’ve had my peak crisis of this sort one night at 2 am in a hotel room in Brussels, on a business trip. I went out with my friends from there and we decided to go to the Atomium (a symbol in itself) and watch a movie. We saw Armageddon. Now, I’m not a particular Bruce Willis fan, nor a fan of fantastic movies. But that night, that movie hit me big: “I want to save the world too! I want to live for something bigger other than making housewives happy for washing their laundry impeccably clean with Ariel; other than bringing more profit to my company and making the stock go up in the stock markets! I want my life to matter! God or who’s there, give me a revelation, why have you given me life on Earth???”
It took me 9 years to find my higher and more authentic path. Though I liked and became very good at what I was doing before. (You don’t have to reach utmost desolation before you decide you should live even better.)
So… some people brag publicly about their precious mission. Is there such a thing though or they’re all (me included) smoking pipe?
Is there such a thing as a “life mission”? There is life to be lived and that’s all there is to it, right? Or not?
Well, consider these two questions:
• Have you given life to yourself? Nope. So we’re obviously pieces of a bigger puzzle or system and this “Above” apparently thought it was a good idea for you to appear and live.
• Have you chosen your height, the color of your eyes, your inner emotional profile, your in-born intellectual power? Nope. Then is it possible maybe that you have a pre-defined DNA of some higher spiritual sort too? Like a life mission, a reason for getting the opportunity to live?
Does this make you ponder?
The thing is nobody can tell you how and what you should live for, no guru, no expert, not your parents, not your wife or your boss. It is (always) up to you to live the way you want with or without meaning&mission:
1) To continue to enjoy the nice life ignoring “the big-scary” questions.
2) Or to face them “like a man” (even if you’re a woman) and look the monster in the eye.
So don’t take my word that the answer to the question “was I possibly born for a life mission of my own?” is a definite YES. Are you ready to explore that yourself?
If you’ve ever felt it in your stomach, heart or down the spine that there is more to it, you desire more in life, don’t turn your back to that thought now.
“…Man will occasionally stumble over the truth, but usually manages to pick himself up, walk over or around it, and carry on as if nothing has happened.” George Bernard Shaw.
A Transformative Coach, Magda Niculescu is equally versatile with corporate clients (Executive Coaching) as well as private clients (Life Coaching).
For 15 years she has built businesses, brands and managers in Europe with two of the most respectable multi-nationals (Procter&Gamble and Mars Inc.) and acquired a solid expertise in marketing, business management and leadership. In 2007 she made the choice to dedicate herself exclusively to building people and assist them to unleash their full potential.
Magda works now with leading companies in FMCG, advertising, media, PR; banking and financial services; law and consulting services to assist:
– professionals and entrepreneurs to top their performance,
– leaders to inspire their teams and make a difference,
– public figures to develop their charisma and influence.