Thank you for taking this 4 week journey with us. Today we present our final installment of “How to fulfill your purpose in a world full of trumps.”.
In case you haven’t noticed, I’m extremely passionate about empowering others. There is a reason behind my madness…… I never would have been able to experience success in my life, had it not been for the many people who invested in me through education, mentorship, and words of encouragement. American labor leader and civil rights activist, Cesar Chávez once said, “We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our community…Our ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others, for their sakes and for our own.” I agree with his words. It is my belief and conviction that a fulfillment of life’s purpose is not an individualized journey. Rather it is a journey that is meant to be experienced with others. With this thought in mind, let me share the final word of advice that we have for fulling your purpose in a world full of trumps, “Empoderar a los demás” (Empower others).
Trumps aren’t satisfied with only oppressing you. They want to oppress everyone like you. This is easy to ignore if you buy into the social norms of society today. The climate of American culture is very individualistic. It is socially acceptable to solely focus on reaching your goals and neglect the fact that others, like you, are experiencing challenges on their pursuit of greatness. When tempted to follow this trend, it is important to remember our cultural values of familia y comunidad, and recognize that when we empower nuestra gente, we actually empower ourselves.
Here are some questions that I want to encourage you to ponder over the next few days. Then when you are ready, set some goals, and take action.
- Who is one person that I can encourage today?
- Who is one person that could benefit from having a mentor with my knowledge and skillset?
- What is one thing that I am able and willing to do to make my community a better place?
Ready! Set! Vamonos!
9 Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. 10 If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble. ….. 12 A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken (Ecclesiastes 4:9-10,12 NLT)