So, according to Adam Leipzig in his TEDx Talk "How to know your life purpose in 5 minutes", the key--and what I need to mostly improve on--is that most of the steps focus on others rather on on myself.
- Who are you? Gonzalo Vidaurrazaga (I hope you knew by now). A happy, 17-year-old PERUVIAN boy. Proud, positive, enthusiastic and charismatic. Love my family, friends and soccer.
- What do you do? I play soccer and I try to make people happy. In the following questions I'll answer how I can make people happy through soccer, taking my personal goals in collective needs and improvements.
- Who do you do ir for? My country. People love soccer but sadly our reality is really bad. I want to give them moments of happiness by having an impact in the Peruvian soccer industry. I do it for my people; to show my view on soccer and teach everybody how to do things, showing the importance of values throughout every project.
- What do they want or need? A culture of excellence inside the soccer industry. They want to get rid of delinquency. Above all, a team that competes amongst World Cups and other tournaments that is capable of bringing happiness home.
- How do they change as a result? They become happier. They believe in honesty, hard work and values as key to any project. Economic improvement in the country. Higher morale status. Development in the soccer industry will always benefit a country as passionate for the sport as Peru. And yes. This is the first one I'll refer to when they ask me "What do you do?" During my experience at Banco Financiero I've faced this situation more than ten times. When we said that we've started a business at school and they ask us the question, I always answered: "We have a smoothie company that raises funds to run an organization in which we give English classes to our school's janitors every Saturday.
It's clear how three of the five keys focus on others. And it's because how self-satisfacting is making people happy. That's what Corey meant about when parents picked up their kids after their Habla Roosevelt session. What people feel after a social service activity as Un Techo Para Mi País. That's what I feel when I make my family or friends happy through my presence and hosting events such as Powerlonches. That's what hopefully I could feel by working in what I most love, with the people I value the most.
As I said before, time and experience are two factors that teach lessons that are capable of making you discover vital things such as the purpose of your life through reflection. But in my opinion, the most happy--consequently successful--people are the ones who need the least time to learn the lessons and have more time to drive with a purpose in a direction and enjoy their life.
Thanks for reading!