The greatest truth is that life should be a fruitful journey. God put you on earth so that you can enjoy life and equally He blessed you with so much talent that you can manoeuvre and overcome anything. He created man to be a master of all creatures here on Earth.
There is reason why God put man at the top of the list on the ecological system; He wanted you to be in control of your destiny. Happiness is out there He just wants you to find the purpose for which He created you and as a result open the door to abundance and fulfilment.
We are going to share practical ideas on transforming your life by becoming alive to the purpose of why you live. Because if you find your purpose you would have found the burning desire of your heart and you will summon all your energies and talents in pursuing that which you like.
This article will give you absorbing reasons why great men and women across the world commit and sacrifice everything for their burning desires. It will explain the mental thought of man like Nelson Mandela who with an opportunity of being freed chose captivity over freedom for a greater purpose.
If you find your purpose nothing even the greatest adversity will sway you away from going after what you cherish most. You find one thing that you would rather die than not do
If you are in pursuit of happiness, abundance and truly believe that life is a gift, and if you believe that money is not an evil but source of good, then finding purpose is the first major step to fulfilment.
There is no right time to start finding purpose, as you read through this article your heart is pumping and you are thinking what is my purpose? Every single person on this earth is looking for a happy life abundant with the riches of this world. But finding this riches without purpose will not give everlasting fulfilment but the right order will be finding purpose and then your pursuit for life abundances become more purposeful.
If you do not find purpose then you will have no purpose. You will become aimless and wonder around the world without understanding what exactly you want to do. Circumstances will create you and you will become a product of the various forces marauding on Earth.
The difference is that when you have found purpose you are able to choose events and circumstances that are more aligned with your purpose. You try and shape tomorrow to be in line with what you truly desire.
Wanting and desiring are different. If you desire there is mixture of emotions and spirituality involved. Your instincts and conscience tells you immediately that this is what I truly desire.
Psychology scholar Susan Biali draws an inspirational summary of finding purpose “connecting with and living your purpose is a beautiful journey that typically unfolds in mysterious and surprising way…”
If you have not found your purpose then you must continually seek out in this intriguing journey of finding the inner self. When you have found your purpose it such an amazing feeling that it cannot be described succinctly by word but once discovered there is no need asking.
You become so happy about your newly found self that criticism become less persuasive because the conscience and the soul tells you it is the right thing to do.
We cannot all contribute at a higher level but we can make an impact in our own little corner. If thousands and thousands of people make impact in the little corners then effectively the whole world is covered.
The reason why we fail to find purpose is that society comes with a lot of prescriptions and expectation that forces us to adopt as our purpose that which is another man’s purpose.
You need to find your purpose because only then can you unlock your potential and leverage on your talents and abilities.
Finding abundance without purpose will only lead to a life without meaning. The primary duty of man is to find purpose; the purpose for which you were born. Mark Twain’s famous quote captures the issue of finding purpose, “the two most important days in your life is the day you were born and the day you find out why”
We are not talking religion in this article, there are so many men and women like Nelson Mandela whose religion was never in the fore but went on to achieve amazing things and we can only feel that there were God guided.
Finding purpose is the contact with spiritual self, a self-discovery of the greatest kind. When you have found purpose then you have found self. When you have found self you go through life with a glide because the destiny is now known.
This is not to say there will be no challenges, in fact challenges will be more but the determination of men and women who have found purpose is so much that nothing can virtually stop them. When you find purpose the spiritual, soul and physical being comes into sync.
You become complete and easily express your abilities and talents because your purpose corresponds with your abilities.
The issue of purpose is strongly linked to the issue of legacy. What memories will those around have about you? Certainly no one was born just to wait for the last day. During the time of your life you need to make an impact on Earth and create a legacy.
As you head into the New Year this is the greatest opportunity to look back and see if you have found purpose if you have not then this is the time.
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Lucrative and highly anticipated national lottery tender that saw several Batswana businessmen partnering to form a gambling consortium to pit against their South African counterparts, culminates into a big power gamble.
WeekendPost has had a chance to watch lottery showcase even before the anticipated and impending national lottery set-up launches. A lot has been a big gamble from the bidding process which is now set for the courts next year January following a marathon legal brawl involving the interest of the gambling fraternity in Botswana and South Africa.
Households representing more than half of Botswana’s population-mostly residing in rural areas- do not know where their next meal will come from, but neither do they take into consideration the quality and/or quantity of the food they consume.
This is according to the latest Prevalence of Food Insecurity in Botswana report which was done for the 2018/19 period and represents the state of food insecurity data even to this time. The Prevalence of Food Insecurity was released by Statistics Botswana and it released results with findings that the results show that at national level 50.8 percent of the population in Botswana was affected by moderate to severe food insecurity in 2018/19, while 22.2 percent of the population was affected by severe food insecurity only.
According to the report, this translates to 27 percent of the population being food secure that is to say having adequate access to food in both quality and quantity. According to Statistician General, Burton Mguni, when explaining how the food data was compiled, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), is custodian of the “Prevalence of Undernourishment (PoU)” and “Prevalence of moderate or severe food insecurity in the population based on the Food Insecurity Experience Scale (FIES)” SDG indicators, for leading FIES data analysis and the resultant capacity building.
“The FIES measures the extent of food insecurity at the household or individual level. The indicator provides internationally comparable estimates of the proportion of the population facing moderate to severe difficulties in accessing food. The FIES consists of eight brief questions regarding access to adequate food, and the questions are answered directly with a yes/no response. It (FIES) complements the existing food and nutrition security indicators such as Prevalence of Undernourishment.
According to the FIES, with increasing severity, the quantity of food consumed decreases as portion sizes are reduced and meals are skipped. At its most severe level, people are forced to go without eating for a day or more. The scale further reveals that the household’s experience of food insecurity may be characterized by uncertainty and anxiety regarding food access and compromising the quality of the diet and having a less balanced and more monotonous diet,” says Mguni.
The 50.8 percent of the population in Botswana which was affected by moderate to severe food insecurity are characterized as people experiencing moderate food insecurity and face uncertainties about their ability to obtain food. These people have been forced to compromise on the quality and/or quantity of the food they consume according to the report on food insecurity.
Those who experience severe food insecurity, the 22.2 percent of the population, are people who have typically run out of food and, at worst, gone a day (or days) without eating. According to the statistics, rural area population experienced moderate to severe food insecurity at 65 percent while urban villages were at 46.60 percent and cities/town were at 31.70 percent. Those experiencing the most extreme and severe insecurity were at rural areas making 33.10 percent while urban villages and towns were at 11.90 percent and 17.50 respectively.
According to a paper compiled by Sirak Bahta, Francis Wanyoike, Hikuepi Katjiuongua and Davis Marumo and published in December 2017, titled ‘Characterization of food security and consumption patterns among smallholder livestock farmers in Botswana,’ over 70 percent of Botswana’s population reside in rural areas, and majority (70%) relies on traditional/subsistence agriculture for their livelihoods.
The study set out to characterize the food security situation and food consumption patterns among livestock keepers in Botswana. “Despite the policy change, challenges still remain in ensuring that all persons and households have access to food at all times. For example, during an analysis of the impacts of rising international food prices for Botswana, BIDPA reported that food prices tended to be highest in the rural areas already disadvantaged by relatively low levels of income and high rates of unemployment,” said the study.
According to the paper, about 9 percent of households were found to be food insecure and this category of households included 6 percent of households that ranked poorly and 3 percent that were on the borderline according to the World Food Programme’s (WFP) definition of food security.
Media reports state that the World Bank has warned that disruption to production and supply chains could ‘spark a food security crisis’ in Africa, forecasting a fall in farm production of up to 7 percent, if there are restrictions to trade, and a 25 percent decline in food imports.
Food security in Botswana or food production was also attacked by the locust pandemic which swept out this country’s vegetation and plants. The locust is said to have contributed to 25 percent loss in production.
Global lockdown have been a thorn in diamonds having shiny sales, but a lot of optimism shows with the easing of Covid-19 restrictions, the precious stones will be bought with high volumes towards festive season. The diamond market is however warned of the resurgence of Covid-19 in key markets presents ongoing risks amid the presence and optimist about the new Covid-29 vaccines.
The latest findings published as De Beers Group’s latest Diamond Insight ‘Flash’ Report, which looks at the impact of the pandemic on relationships and engagements, has revealed that in the US that more couples than ever are buying diamond engagement rings. Bridal sales is mostly the primary source of diamond jewellery demand in recent months, De Beers said.
According to De Beers, interviews with independent jewellers around the US revealed that the rate of couples getting engaged has increased compared with the period when Covid-19 first had an impact in the US in the spring.
“In addition, despite challenging economic times, consumers were spending more than ever on diamond engagement rings – often upgrading in colour, cut and clarity, rather than size. Several jewellers speculated that with consumers spending less on elaborate weddings and/or honeymoons in the current environment, they had more to spend on choosing the perfect ring,” said De Beers.
According to De Beers, a national survey of 360 US women in serious relationships, undertaken in late October in collaboration with engagement and wedding website, The Knot. This survey is said to have found that the majority of respondents (54%) were thinking more about their engagement ring than the wedding itself (32%) or the honeymoon (15%), supporting jewellers’ hypothesis that engagement ring sales were benefiting from reduced wedding and travel budgets in light of Covid-19 restrictions.
When it came to researching engagement rings, online was by far the predominant channel for gaining ideas/inspiration at 86% of consumers surveyed, with 85% saying they had saved examples of styles they liked, according to De Beers. According to the survey, only a uarter of respondents said they had looked in-store at a physical location for design inspiration.
“For many couples, the pandemic has brought them even closer together, in some instances speeding up the path to engagement after forming a deeper connection while experiencing lockdown and its associated ups and downs as a partnership. Engagement rings are taking on even greater symbolism in this environment, with retailers reporting couples are prepared to invest more than usual, particularly due to budget reductions in other areas,” De Beers CEO Cleaver said.
According to De Beers Group, its Diamond Insight Flash Report series is focused on understanding the US consumer perspective in light of Covid-19 and monitoring how it evolves as the crisis evolves. Also, the company said, it is augmenting its existing research programme with additional consumer, retailer and supply chain touch-basis to understand the pain points and the opportunities for stakeholders across the diamond pipeline.
Demand for diamonds is as hard and resilient as the precious stone itself. De Beers pocketed US$ 450 million in its recently held ninth rough diamond sales cycle, and the company says it is more flexible approach to rough diamond sales during the ninth sales cycle of 2020, with the Sight event extended beyond its normal week-long duration.
“Steady demand for De Beers Group’s rough diamonds continued in the ninth sales cycle of the year, reflecting stable consumer demand for diamond jewellery at the retail level in the US and China, and expectations for reasonable demand to continue throughout the holiday season. However, the resurgence of Covid-19 infections in several consumer markets presents ongoing risks,” said De Beers CEO Bruce Cleaver recently.
High expectations are on diamonds being a sentimental gift for holiday season or as the most fetished gift. However the ninth cycle was lower than the eighth which registered US$ 467 million. For the last year period which corresponds with the current one, De Beers managed to raise US$ 400.