Melvyn Tan
October 22, 2013 — By tanmelvyn@gmail.com

Are You ABC (aimless, bored, and comfortable)?

[blockquote source=”Psalm 90:17 (GWT)“]Let the kindness of the Lord our God be with us. Make us successful in everything we do. Yes, make us successful in everything we do.[/blockquote] Recently, I heard this podcast on Entrepreneur on Fire, where Joseph Michael suggested that the best way to start a business is to do this: Find […]

[blockquote source=”Psalm 90:17 (GWT)“]Let the kindness of the Lord our God be with us. Make us successful in everything we do. Yes, make us successful in everything we do.[/blockquote]

Recently, I heard this podcast on Entrepreneur on Fire, where Joseph Michael suggested that the best way to start a business is to do this:

His first point was so profound that I simply cannot stop thinking about it – “find a pain point”

Why?

For the longest time, the way we have thought that business was about finding that something, which you are passionate about and do it. And you’d never have to work a single day in your life.  Which reminded me of the quote by Seth Godin “Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, maybe you should set up a life you don’t need to escape from.

To take the point further, you would want to consider this:

  • What are you passionate about?  For instance, for me, it is to read the Bible daily, learn the Word of God, live it, and lead others in having an “engaged” life.  An “engaged” life is one where you do not just have a purpose, but it is a purpose that will bring about the betterment of others.
  • How does your passionate address a pain point?  Everyone of us has six human needs, or at least according to Tony Robbins.  At the highest level is “Contribution”, which is defined as a sense of service and focus on helping, giving to and supporting others.  When you are at that level, you will have an “engaged” life.  While all of us have that needs, we may not all be able to fulfil it.  And if we do not fulfil that need, then there is a gap.  While the gap is real, some of us fill that gap by doing things that are empowering, whereas others do things that are disempowering to fill that gap.

Question: What is your life’s purpose?  Did you know that every single one of us in this world has a purpose in life?  Yours will be different from mine.  But do you know what your purpose is?  Would you want to uncover your purpose?

Send me an email and I’d love to walk you through the process to uncover your purpose.

Father, thank You for giving us a purpose in life.  That purpose that will bring about the betterment of others.  I continually pray that the ABCs (aimless, bored, and comfortable) people will find this blog, will read this post, and will send me an email; so that I will be able to help them uncover their purpose so that they can learn, live, and in turn lead others in having an “engaged” life.  In Jesus name, Amen.