If youâ€™re unclear on how to find inspiration and meaning turn to service. In my experience, you can find purpose, meaning, and fulfillment by serving something greater than yourself.
I recently gave a TEDx talk where I spoke about a time that my father unwittingly gave me some of the best advice Iâ€™ve ever received at one of the lowest points of my life. He said, â€œSon, I canâ€™t understand everything youâ€™ve been through and I know youâ€™re hurting, but if you could find a way to make your new mission about helping someone else, to attempt to put value in someone else, then I think youâ€™ll find that will help you.â€
Iâ€™ve found that the reason for living is giving. Itâ€™s really that simple. If you’re hurting and not sure what to do or where to turn, start thinking about what you can do for somebody else. From there a life filled with purpose and fulfillment is yours for the making.
More details appear in TALES FROM THE BLAST FACTORY: A Brain Injured Special Forces Green Beretâ€™s Journey Back From The Brink. These lessons weâ€™re paid for in blood, it is my honor to give them to you. What I once thought was the worst thing in my life is now the best thing in my life, it can be the same for you.