Vincent 🐝 Manlapaz en Writing, Sales and Marketing, Marketing Business Development Manager • Ziff Davis Company 13/9/2018 · 2 min de lectura · +400

The "why"​ of your success candidly speaks about your purpose

The "why"​ of your success candidly speaks about your purpose


The most sophisticated questions never heard and asked if it requires one to answer with honesty. There are many questions looking for the right ears and mouths to meet but the privilege to speak and to know the difference is not always the same.

Yesterday, I was reminded again of this noble concept of why we do things as we do. Reasons are comprehended based on what is important to what is necessary. Both of this logic operates in the largest sum of our philosophy.

Yet, in our life and with the choices available to us - the dividing factor that separates us from the reality is in the idea of how deeply we are attuned to our calling and what is the consequences it holds if it is failed to be followed and learned?

Our culture has never set aside for casting which interest is best to attend. Same goes in developing a mutual satisfaction whether valid points are taken or denied so long the healthy trade of ideas are accepted and well regarded. With this realization - we can see that life, in general, is an idea waiting to be discovered. Few if not all, might view life in the earnest of power, honor, justice, wealth, people or learned and shared wisdom.

Speaking of persona, sometimes we found our purpose aligned with other people ideas and how well these ideas are. Take for example - Steve Jobs. He is known to many as the marketing genius behind Apple and iPhone. He literally changed the world how personal computers are built and how simple phones become a smarter phone.

Yet his success didn't happen overnight. Everyone knows it but does it really makes sense for us to follow what he did and contributed to the history of humanity? Even if we have the same minds as him - our destination is yet to be revealed (or reached) - as to Steve, he already arrived on his.

It was fascinating to study these people who have given their time and talents for the world to see and learn. Not just with Steve but from everyone who has walked before us and started a path that everyone can follow until we become comfortable on our own skin. Their insight and ideas are going to be remembered here and there. But ours is yet to be claimed and discovered. Pretty sure, most of them gave us the sight to understand their lives and gave us this push to keep our mind on the "greater calling" we called purpose.

I was intrigued how other people can easily touch the skies of our imagination and bring the right word or words for us to act upon on what they have suggested and referred as a guiding principle so we can grow and matured as a person.

I have learned that there are no two mirrors of ourselves and others. What have you seen and accepted is the reflection of you towards others. It is up to you to determine which one you should deal with.

If you are currently dealing with a mirror who is selfish, irresponsible, cruel then be forewarned that these qualities are self-imposed. Again - you're a dealing with your own self. Begin to view the mirror, the reflection, and see what you want to develop within yourself.

Make no mistake - our world is everywhere. It is not just where we are sitting at this very moment but where our thoughts have passed. East and West are the latitudes of seas and boundaries of terms yet when both ends meet - you can't tell which air from the East and which rain from the West. This sentiment speaks about our vision. It lives regardless of where our journey starts and ends. Know your purpose as it will impact others in a greater fashion. As the bible stated behold, a greater than Solomon is here.

That person is you.

We are greater than Solomon. Than Steve Jobs. Than anyone else for we have our own purpose, and that purpose magnifies our calling. Don’t get lost and drown in the sea of comparison. Find your purpose and be captivated by it.

May I share the bidding words from Steve Jobs.

Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.

Again - there is no reason why we can't follow our heart. Our purpose lives there. Chase and make it known to the world.

If you're a salesperson or a marketer - know your purpose well and surround ideas on how you can best serve your customers.

  • First - start seeing your customers as people, not just a fictional buyer persona.
  • Build a culture that positions your company as a resource for learning. The establishment of customer interest and earning their trust is built for this purpose.
  • State your purpose. Your business exists to do something to your customers; not the other way around. When the customer becomes nothing more than a number, you become nothing more than a number to the customer—and the entire organization suffers.


God wants us to do good (our actions), but even in doing good, God cares about our heart more (our intentions). Reality is, actions & intentions both matter in all areas of our lives. Scripture teaches us to be obedient (1 Peter 2:1; rid yourself of sin) as well as the necessity of a pure heart (Matt 15:8).

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