My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive, and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.
This is a great quote for many reasons. It speaks to that mission in life that we all should have, it speaks to thriving which betters our lives, and it speaks of passion. Living a passionate life is, I believe, what we are all here for to begin with; living that passionate, well-intentioned life. That life that puts all the impossibilities out the window. How do people get to passionate living? It is certainly a journey and takes time and dedication to get there, but is well worth a try. Reflecting on and living this quote would be a great start to that passionate living. Maya Angelou gives us some of the ingredients and it is up to us to complete the recipe with our own passion, style, and flair.
I often reflect on this quote, and try to incorporate its words into my everyday living. It satisfies the seeker’s quest by giving it instructions it might not have had before or have lost sight. Its motivational overture inspires me to take on the obstacles of life on a level that allows me to embrace, not turn away. And that makes such a difference in this journey.
I encourage you to reflect on this quote, and then read it again. Open up to the words and let them transform the way you think about your mission in life and how you will continue moving forward to that passionate and well-intentioned life.