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If How-To’s Were Enough We Would All Be Skinny, Rich and Happy

Recently I finished reading a book with the unlikely title of “If How-To’s Were Enough We Would All Be Skinny, Rich and Happy” by Brian Klemmer. In one chapter he challenges the reader to ask the question, “What is the point of your life?” This prompted me to ask a whole series of other difficult questions like “Who am I?” “Is this what I’m supposed to be doing?” ” Is there more to life than this?

Of course books like this tend to leave me with more questions than answers, but he did go on to make a few good points. He suggests that it is only people who know “WHY” that will be able to work out “HOW”. Klemmer puts it like this:

“If you want fire and passion in your life, you need to discover a purpose.

You need to find a vision and define the “why” behind your goals”.

Do you have a vision for the future? What are you going to do about it?  Don’t put it off, do something about it now because:

“Vision is essential for survival. It is spawned by faith, sustained by hope, sparked by imagination and strengthened by enthusiasm. It is greater than sight, deeper than a dream, broader than an idea. Vision encompasses vast vistas outside the realm of the predictable, the safe, the expected. No wonder we perish without it!” (Charles Swindoll)

Chaplain Ian Whitley

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