Every now and then one wonders what the purpose of work can be, or whether one’s professional activities still make sense, or if one is still making the right choices and is still on track with life. These questions are confrontational and difficult to respond … but so essential to get answers about what is most important in life in my perspective: live a complete and fulfilled Life (which is more than a successful career!).
As for myself, my real questioning why I live and what purpose I want to have in life, started in Bogota (Colombia) in January 1994 after a violent kidnapping by the FARC.
I realized that most of the time we don’t ask ourselves such essential questions as ‘Why do I live?’, ‘What is the purpose of my Life?’, ‘Why do I do what I do?’, … It is not until Life confronts us with ourselves, through a tough and rough moment of loss, defeat, (mental or physical) illness, drop-out, … that we start thinking about the meaning we give to our Life.
Ever since my kidnapping and the intense moments of contemplation, reflection and self-confrontation that followed the years after, I gradually started dedicating my Life to inspiration and to what became my noble purpose: inspiring leaders around the globe to create beauty, harmony and happiness for the progress and well-being of Humankind, Society and the World.
Through this website you discover who I am, what I stand for, what I do, what I am involved in and what I want to achieve in my life in order to contribute to something that surpasses me and my pure material existence.
It’s a personal story.
It’s my story.
It’s subjective and colored, just like yours.
Welcome in my universe and my dedication to Life, to beauty, to harmony and to joy!
Olivier Onghena – ‘t Hooft