When Sadie, our 12-year-old Golden Retriever, wakes up each morning, the first thing she does is bring me one of her toys.
She’s a retriever; that’s her purpose.
She starts her day doing what she’s made to do. The starts her day on mission to fulfill her purpose.
Mark Twains said the happiest two days of your life are the day you are born and the day you figure out why.
Simon Sinek, a popular motivational speaker, wrote about finding our purpose in his book: “Start with the Why.”
Vince Lombardi, the famous Green Bay Packer football coach would gather his players in the locker room, hold up a football, and say, “Gentlemen, this is a football.” It was their why; they were football players and everything began with that pigskin.
It’s early in the morning as I write this. at a desk in my library. Soon, I’ll hear Sadie slowly rise from her slumber and she’ll make her way to me. I guarantee she’ll have at least one of her stuffed animals, if not two, stuffed in her mouth.
I’ll rub her head, tell her she’s a good girl, and she’ll wag her tail, content with the knowledge she started her day doing what she was made to do.
I need to be more intentional to start my day doing what I was made to do.