Carpe diem. Seize the day.
Time passes so fast in our hands that we no longer notice that twenty or thirty years have already flown away from our vey hands. Reflecting back to those years that you’ve spent living here on earth, is there something you’ve done in the past which you regret? Are you one of those people who keep on wishing for a time machine to be invented and go back to what It used to be in the past? But maybe the most crucial yet trivial question that most people ask but cannot answer is: What is your purpose in life?
It is kind of funny and a bit ironic to see that the simplest questions we have at the back of our minds are the most difficult ones to respond to. We are in the perpetual and endless search for answers to these philosophical queries of ours. Most of us, even, come and reach the point of confusion and no longer knows which way to go. This is where the greatest life lessons come in. Most of the time, we tend to cast our eyes on something that is very far away when in fact, the answers lie in front of our very own eyes. The first step to knowing our purpose is to see and look at the greatest life lessons of the forefathers that came before us – those who have already lived their life at the very end and left a legacy of life lessons for us to learn.
Here are some examples of the greatest people that have ever lived and also the life lessons they’ve illustrated in their journey.
He served as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945, and again from year 1951 to 1955. He was not only regarded as one of the greatest wartime leaders of the 1900s, he also excelled as a writer, artist and historian.
His motto, and arguably one of the greatest life lessons he shared, is : “Never despair”. He has experienced many victories and has also undergone many failures. Despite that, Churchill is known to go back up to his feet, and do another go at things.
He was best known for his invaluable contributions in the formulation of the theories in evolution. According to him, all life species share the same common ancestors. He was also one of the pioneers behind the “Survival of the Fittest” theory.
The greatest life lesson he shared when he was alive was nothing is too little nor too small to be unimportant. The more little something is, the more crucial it is for one to explore and see the potential opportunity behind it.
It doesn’t mean that you have to follow the lives of these great, famous people. The most important thing is that you use these greatest life lessons as a guide in your search for your purpose in life.