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To be noticed, give us a call: (850) 547-0102 or e-mail: or the threat of force, against another person or their property. It’s an ideology that embraces freedom and peace. In brief, I believe it’s wrong to hurt people and take their stuff, and there are NO exceptions. When I went back and reviewed my collection of short stories, novels, and novellas, I discovered a unifying theme. They were all - in some aspect - about being bullied and standing up to the bullies. (It made sense: I was severely bullied as a kid, and it took me years to overcome it.) I had found my purpose: helping people deal with bullies. It was driving my interest in politics, and it was emerging subconsciously in the words of my fiction. I have been passionate about this cause ever since. Today, I define my political belief as voluntaryism (look it up). Having a purpose is all about finding what activities make you happy, while at the same time being able to use your nat- ural talents to pursue them. Then, it’s all about getting so involved and absorbed with your passion you completely lose track of time. If you don’t know what your purpose is, how do you find it? It’s easy - you follow your joy. When you feel joy, it is such a powerful emotion it speaks the truth from the depths of your subconscious. Think of things which have brought you joy in the past. Next, make a list of those times, and look for a pattern. Sometimes, you have to search for your purpose. The way to do this is to force yourself to try new activities: take a class; join a club or other group; volunteer; learn a new skill; start a new hobby. Try to remember anything in which you’ve ever expressed interest, then go back and explore them. Having a purpose in life is vitally important! Studies have shown having a purpose leads to a longer, healthier, wealthier life. According to a 2010 study published in Applied Psychology, people who have a purpose live longer. Now that’s a real value! And accord- ing to Time Magazine , purposeful living has been linked to a lower risk of disease, better sleep, and other healthy behaviors. Another study in JAMA Psychiatry shows having a purpose in life helps aging people maintain their function and independence. People in the study who reported having a sense of purpose, were less likely to have weak grip strength and slow walking speeds, both of which are signs of declining physical ability and risk factors for disability. They also noted people with purpose are more proactive in taking care of their health. Additional studies reported purpose- driven people have lower levels of inflammation. Last but not least, a 2016 study published in the Journal of Research and Personality found “individuals who feel a sense of purpose make more money than individuals who feel as though their work lacks meaning.” There’s some solid motivation for finding a purpose. Go find your purpose. It doesn’t have to change the world; it just has to engage your passion. Once you’ve found it, go live a longer, happier, healthier, wealthier life. Robert Robert is an innovation/change speaker, author, and consultant. He works with companies that want to be more competitive through innovation and with people who want to think more creatively. C ontact him via e-mail to michele @ June 23-24, 2020 The West Virginia Water Well Drillers Association Spring Conference & Trade Show is set be held at the Flatwoods Days Inn & Suites in Sutton, West Virginia (rescheduled from April). The plan is to have classes for license renewals, along with exhibits, on both days. E-mail or call 804-387-8395 for more information. Are you planning to go? WorldWide will be looking for you! More events can be found by clicking below in our online issue: Join WWDR Wilson cont’d from page 8. 12 MAY 2020 WorldWide Drilling Resource ®