10 People with a Purpose Driven Life

Imagine finding out the exact reason why you are here on earth

10 People with a Purpose Driven Life

Imagine finding out the exact reason why you are here on earth

To be an inspiration, whether in politics, art, sports or entertainment, you must have a clear purpose. Read about the real-life inspirations and how they got started.

MICHELLE OBAMA

The lawyer and former first lady of the United States of America was a victim of racism while studying her bachelor’s degree at Princeton University, which didn’t prevent her from graduating Magna Cum Laude. Later she entered Harvard University where she studied law and met Barack Obama at a job where she was his boss.

“Fear is a useless emotion. Don’t make decisions based on fear. Make them based on hope and possibility.”

ELON MUSK

Named one of the most powerful people in the world according to Forbes Magazine. Elon Musk has found purpose in life changing the world and humanity drastically. His strategy? Betting on renewable and clean energy. It’s good to have people on our side.

“There have to be reasons that you get up in the morning and you want to live. Why do you want to live? What’s the point? What inspires you?”

JK ROWLING

British novelist, better known as the author of the fantasy series “Harry Potter”. Her first book about the wizard’s adventures, “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone,” was rejected 12 times by different publishers. Today we know how this story ends: the author is the richest writer in the world.

“I don’t believe in destiny, but in hard work and luck. The first usually leads to the second. ”

JORGE VILADOMS

Originally from Durango, Jorge is a change agent. He began playing piano at age 15 when his father died. In an attempt to find answers he found consolation in music and at 18 was accepted at the Lausanne Conservatory in Switzerland, where he successfully completed two master’s degrees and obtained recognition for teacher of the year. In 2012, he began creating the “Crescendo with Music” foundation, thanks to which hundreds of low-income children in Durango and Jalisco have access to a musical training that seeks to improve their quality of life.

“I started playing when I was 15 and since then the piano has become my life partner. With it I could find what I was looking for: the words of the soul. In my case, the way to achieve this was music.”

SERENA WILLIAMS

Widely known for excelling in tennis, a caucasion dominated sport, tennis, she has become a symbol of persistence and physical excellence. Among her greatest achievements is having managed to remain number 1 in the WTA rankings for more than 300 weeks as well as winning multiple Open Grand Slam and Masters.

“Luck has nothing to do with it, because I have spent many, many hours, countless hours, on the court working for my one moment in time, not knowing when it would come.”

WARREN BUFFETT

Considered one of the largest investors in the world, “The Oracle of Omaha” is committed to austerity despite his immense wealth, a wonderful example for entrepreneurs of great ideals and purposes.

“There comes a time when you ought to start doing what you want. Take a job that you love. You will jump out of bed in the morning. I think you are out of your mind if you keep taking jobs that you don’t like because you think it will look good on your resume. Isn’t that a little like saving up sex for your old age?”

ANNA WINTOUR

Anna Wintour, also known as “Nuclear Wintour” is Vogue editorial director and Art Director of Condé Nast. She is considered the most powerful woman in the industry. Fun fact: When she was 16 she left school to devote herself to fashion.

“You really can’t worry too much about what the competition is doing or what other people in your field are doing. You have to have a true vision. ”

PEDRO ALMODOVAR

The Seventh Art also has references regarding what true purpose is. The director and film producer Pedro Almodóvar has managed to stand out in categories that make him an out of this world character. With several Oscar Awards, Goya Awards, a Gold Medal for Merit in Fine Arts and the presidency at the Cannes Festival Jury, he is truly a remarkable artist.

“Curiosity is the only thing that keeps me afloat. Everything else sinks me. Ah! And vocation. I don’t know if I would be able to live without it. ”

LYDIA CACHO

Internationally recognized for her research and human rights work, this journalist is a living example of the results you can obtain by living with purpose. She has been recognized internationally for her efforts in favor of children’s rights. Lydia has received awards including “Human Rights Watch”, CNN “Hero” and “UNESCO Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Award” among others.

“I know that social transformations have to do with strategies, not sacrifices.”

GUILLERMO DEL TORO

Guillermo is an Oscar winner and founder of the International Film Festival in Guadalajara. He turned his love for monsters and all that is different into a profession. He has been characterized by his simplicity and support for young Mexican talents. He recently funded a group of students to attend a Mathematics Olympiad in the Dominican Republic, where they won the gold medal. In addition he has awarded scholarships to study cinematography to young artists from all over the country, and on another occasion he supported a team of sportsmen who ran out of lodging and food in Tokyo.

“Since childhood, I’ve been faithful to monsters. I have been saved and absolved by them, because monsters, I believe, are patron saints of our blissful imperfection, and they allow and embody the possibility of failing.”

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