Do you find yourself aimlessly walking around day after day? Wondering if you are making the right decisions? Not sure which way to turn? Living your life without a true purpose will surely leave you frustrated and lacking direction in everything you do.
If you are unsure what your purpose is in this life, it’s time to stop what you’re doing and reflect on what your life could be. Then do everything in your power to stick to your purpose. There will be people that come into your life that truly don’t belong there and you must be aware of this. At the moment, you may not understand but when you are in tune with your true purpose in life, you will be able to distinguish the people that belong in your life and those who simply don’t.
Discover your purpose
In order to find your purpose, look at the things you love to do. What makes you tick? The trick is to figure out where you draw your internal energy from and where your gifts and talents are best used.
What do you do to recharge your batteries? What do you absolutely love to do? Take a little time to figure this out and then focus on it. Don’t worry what others may think or say, remember you are trying to discover your purpose.
Choose activities for your purpose
Once you identify your purpose, look at the things you do on a day-to-day basis. Do these activities add to your purpose or take away from it? Everything you say, do, think and act on should complement your purpose and help fulfill you.
When you assess your daily activities, do you notice if the activity is fulfilling your true purpose? Is it time to drop this activity or delegate it to someone else? (Delegation is a big lesson and one you must learn to include in your life.)
What are some true purposes in your life?
One example is an obvious one that you may have overlooked. One true purpose in your life may be to provide a healthy life for your loved ones. What are you doing to fulfill this purpose? Here are some examples to help you:
Cooking – Cooking and preparing your own foods allows you to be in full control of what you’re putting into your body and that of your loved ones. You choose the food items, ingredients and menu rather than rely on some other person or company. You can then adapt the food to your liking by adding herbs, and spices and also monitoring the portions to fit your family’s healthy lifestyle. The best part is you’re in control of the food you eat and you’re also saving money.
Cleaning – Keeping a clean house fulfills both the healthy and comfortable parts of your purpose. By doing things like dusting, washing dishes, and taking out the garbage, you’re staying healthy. Removing the clutter creates a more comfortable environment. Getting your family involved in this process will not only keep your purpose alive but it will bring your family together.
Physical Activity – Any type of activity that will move your body, such as dancing or perhaps something more relaxing such as yoga, will help to keep your mind and body healthy and comfortable. These activities keep your weight down, make you feel better inside and out, and keep you strong for your family.
These are merely a few examples of activities that add to your true purpose in life. Things that distract you from your purpose might include eating out excessively, living beyond your means, and even sitting around doing nothing all day. This is not to say that you don’t deserve a day to relax and enjoy life but as long as you are doing this with a purpose it is fine.
Work with a true purpose
Perhaps your professional purpose is one of educating others or serving others. It’s important to determine what your purpose is and be in alignment with it. If you’re not comfortable teaching, it will certainly show in your words and actions.
Don’t forget to delegate activities that may feel uncomfortable and not in tune with your purpose. Who said you have to do it all? In fact, the art of delegation when applied correctly will show your appreciation for those around you and will also allow you time to do other activities.
Once you’ve identified your purpose, I challenge you to live your life with intensity toward that purpose. Do everything you can to focus on your calling with the things you say, think and do. If it isn’t necessary or doesn’t align with your goals, let it go.
Too often people are pressured into situations that are not meant for them. Contentment and happiness come from determining your purpose not simply settling for what others may think is best for you.
Living your life with intense purpose renews your passion for life and enables you to be the best you can be. It strengthens your self-confidence and, best of all, brings self-fulfillment. Why put off something you can do today that will enhance your life and those around you? Determine your true purpose, and give it all you’ve got!
Have you worked on identifying your true purpose in life? Tell us about it!