Steven Spielberg: “This is what I was put on earth to do”

Photo from USA Today.

He’s directed movies that we love including titles like “E.T.”, “Men in Black”, “Back to the Future”, “The Goonies”… Should I go on?

His name is Steven Spielberg and he is a master at Storytelling. I was recently glancing over a USA Today newspaper when I saw the quote “This is what I was put on earth to do”. It was a quote from Mr. Spielberg himself. My immediate thought was “directing movies”. He was put on earth to make and direct movies. I was close, but it wasn’t exactly what he was referring to.

According to the USA Today article (available in it’s entirety at the link at the bottom of this post), he was put here on earth for a much more noble reason. In the article, he states his purpose is “to record the personal accounts of Holocaust survivors”. Well, I didn’t see that coming. I didn’t even know he was working on this project. It’s awesome and amazing! To think that of all the movies that he’s made that have touched thousands, if not millions of lives, he feels there is something much bigger that he was put here to do.

Here’s the question for you. What is that one thing you were put here on earth to do? You can go ahead and lie to me and yourself and keep on going on with your life the way it is, or you can pause, take a deep breath, and for once admit it. Let that deep desire that’s in your heart come out.

Do you want to help people in your local community? Do you want to go on a mission trip? Do you want to take a chance on that career that everyone else calls you stupid for even considering?

What is it that lights a fire within you that you feel you were put here on earth to do?

Time is going to pass one way or another, whether you fulfill this desire within you or even if you don’t.

When it comes down to the end of your life, and you feel it slipping away, will you be glad that you chased that dream or will you regret that you didn’t.

Today is the day to make the decision. Not tomorrow. Not next week. Today.

The USA Today article can be seen in its entirety at