There is more to life than rising up each day, heading off to work, hoping for the next meal, and toiling through the rest of the day. Of course, these activities are not bad in themselves, as they help take care of our daily needs, pay our bills, and have just enough money to save for the rainy days.
Conversely, the mystery of life is not to merely exist but to have something to live for. To have something that propels you to start each day with gusto because you know that you are doing what you are called to do.
Mary Kay Ash rightly puts: “We must have a theme, a goal, a purpose in our lives. If you don’t know where you’re aiming, you don’t have a goal.” Purposeful living simply means paying attention to your inner boundless self, yielding to that which you truly desire, sticking to that path created just for you, and refusing to allow the outer world drown your inner voice.
Living with purpose is intentionally choosing to make wise decisions and take responsibility for your actions, regardless of other peoples’ opinions about you are.
A true discovery and understanding of your life purpose would help you to truly appreciate life and all that it represents. It was Late Myles Monroe who said, “If the purpose of a thing is not known, abuse is inevitable”.
Have you felt the true essence of why you were created? What were you created for? What problem you were sent here to solve? What vacuum you were meant to fill?
Whatever is holding you back, I will like you to hear this: Until you discover your purpose, you may not live life to the fullest. Interestingly, research has shown that living with purpose is closely knitted to happiness and a sense of fulfilment.
To understand your purpose, here are some the pertinent questions for you to meditate on. I suggest that you take out a sheet of paper, write down your responses, and develop actionable steps on how you can go about living a LIFE OF PURPOSE.
- Who am I?
- What gives my life the most meaning?
- What is my passion? What gets me out of bed each day?
- What do I feel most “at home” doing?
- What are my strengths/weaknesses?
Do not merely exist. LIVE WITH PURPOSE!