Daily Affirmation: I know what I need. But do I know what I am needed for?


Here is a daily affirmation to inspire and motivate you: “I know what I need. But do I know what I am needed for?”

Each of us is created with a unique mission in life, one that nobody else can fulfill. It’s easy to get caught up in survival mode. But, you can transcend the apathy that results from merely surviving by asking yourself what your specific set of talents and skills are needed for in the world.

To identify your uniqueness, take a close look at your strengths. What are you good at? Where have you contributed the most? Don’t feel bad if you haven’t cured cancer — look at your passions, hobbies, and the things you enjoy and do well. Your contribution to the world is as important as the ones that make headlines — you really don’t know the effect of your actions.

Once you define your distinct abilities, you are well on your way to becoming a giver instead of a taker. Armed with awareness of your gifts, and the self-confidence it exudes, you can live a purpose driven live — a life driven not by what you need but by what you are needed for. A proactive life instead of a reactive one.

Wherever you go and whatever you do, find ways to use your strengths, particularly to help other people. The daily affirmation, “I know what I need, but do I know what I am needed for?” will remind you to do so.

Go deeper into this subject: Possibilities | Your Life: The Ultimate Journey | Defining Need

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1 year ago

Amen 🙂 Moshiach now! Very blessed to have you all and all you do. Thank you!

1 year ago

Bless you, Rabbi Jacobson. Every single time I have a question and consider contacting you, I know I don’t need to – you always answer my questions within a day or two either through your YT videos, The meaningful Live website, or the Soul Workout email. It really is mind-boggling how you do that!
Thank you for being who you are – a great and wonderful teacher.

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