Editor’s Note: This is an excerpt of interviews with Gabrielle Reece and JP Sears in the Human Longevity Project documentary film.
Gabrielle Reece: If someone says, Hey, my purpose would be to be a great parent, I think that’s an amazing purpose and simultaneously you have to transition with that purpose right? Because the purpose for 18 years is going to be different. So it’s also reminding people to adjust your purpose and be flexible within your purpose so that you don’t become disappointed or disenchanted or that it was like really great for 80 years and then you’re just kind of bummed the last 10 years, right? Like it’s like, who am I today? It’s sort of inner inventory and saying, who am I genuinely today as I sit here and what seems to interest me and excite me and what other things do I think I’d like to set as goals to create that purpose.
JP Sears: When it comes to finding our purpose that is so easy to say, like “go find your purpose, go find your purpose.” Like… it took me almost 3 seconds to say that sentence, but it’s a journey to find one’s purpose and I think even if we did find our exempt purpose today, guess what? It might change tomorrow. I think life, our life always wants to grow and evolve. I’ve never met a person who sat in a chair, thought about what their purposes and then connected with their purpose because they thought about it.
JP Sears: The people who I know who live on purpose and are genuinely fulfilled by what they do, they found their purpose because they were out there encountering probably a lot of failures, some successes, but it was like their feet walking the landscape of life. I think that’s what allows us to find the hidden treasure of our purpose. Otherwise we might be looking for our purpose where it’s not, which is our thinking. So you know the purpose of life probably isn’t to think about what the purpose of life is.
Gabrielle Reece: Purposes is a everything. If you said to me like, what are my hopes for my children besides good health and great intimate friendships and love, it’s that they find their purpose or their multiple purposes throughout their life. Because then you have a chance to express who you are and I don’t really know much of what we’re doing here.
Source: Human Longevity Project
Human Longevity Project originally created and published this article (Finding Your Purpose and Learning How To Evolve With It).
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