You are not the result of a random act of fertilization.
You are a one-of-a-kind gift to the world
with a purpose for being here! I’ll help you
find and live your purpose regardless of your
age, past pain or current circumstances.
The Flightpath To My Purpose
I’m Martin Pigg
I coach, speak and write to help you find and live your purpose, regardless of your age, past pain or current circumstances. For fun I fly airplanes, lift weights and occasionally wear a
Speedo on stage.
THE FLIGHTPATH TO YOUR PURPOSE
To contemplate having a purpose in life is to feel both the excitement of having a purpose and the fear of pursuing it. On the one hand, the idea that we were born to create something meaningful with our one opportunity to walk this planet feels authentic, as if we were given a mission only we can accomplish with the unique gifts we brought with us for the journey. On the other hand, we’re scared as hell to acknowledge it because we realize we’ve made a bargain with society to ignore our gifts in order to pay rent and car insurance. And while rent and car insurance are important, they will provide no solace on the day we leave this earth and suddenly realize that a lifetime of rent and car insurance payments could not make up for the lost opportunity to become who we were meant to be.
But I have good news for you. Fear of the pursuit is natural because this is your first and only opportunity to be human and you didn’t bring an owner’s manual on “how to be human” along for the ride. Pierre Teilhard de Chardin said it best: “We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience.” We are not designed to get it right the first time. So don’t beat yourself up because you’re not where you want to be with your life at this very moment. It’s like Maya Angelou said, “Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.” So go ahead and consider this as your know better – do better opportunity.
When I was a child I had the unusual experience of having parents who each knew their purpose early on. Mom pursued hers and had an amazing life surrounded by a community of people who deeply loved her and died doing what she loved to do. Dad gave up on his purpose early on and struggled throughout his life and died virtually alone. So I’ve been connected to purpose on some level for almost 50 years and witnessed firsthand what happens when the two people you love most take two very different paths through life. It was undoubtedly the experience with my parents that fueled the drive to find and live my own purpose.
As a pilot I love to think about life in aviation terms and The PIGG Principle utilizes four waypoints (energies) on the flightpath from your origin (where you are now) to help you reach your destination (living your purpose). Those energies are Passion, Intention, Gratitude and Grace. And the principle is the way in which these energies work together to get you from where you are to where you want to be. And here’s the best part: The PIGG Principle (TPP) eliminates the fear of the pursuit and restores the excitement you felt when you first contemplated having a purpose.