live your life on purpose

Live Your Life on Purpose

Do you ever feel like you’re just going through the motions? One day blends into the next until the week, the month, and suddenly a year has passed, and you’re left wondering where the time went. If you are stuck in a rut like this you need to stop, change direction and learn to live your life on purpose.   Having passion and meaning in your life will break you out of your routine. You might be working hard right now, but if you are not feeling excited and fulfilled with what you are doing,  what is the point?

Your life doesn’t fulfil you if :

  • It’s a struggle to get up each morning…..
  • you find yourself ‘daydreaming’ instead of doing!
  • You take any excuse to do something different
  • Each week is ‘hate Mondays!’  celebrate ‘hump day – Wednesday! and Thank God it’s Friday!

It is time to take back control to live your life on purpose and create a life worth living.

Use these strategies 

Determine what’s most important to you.

Is it helping others or personal achievement? Does music move your soul? Do you love to compete? What brings you the most joy and happiness? Your passion in life is hidden in there somewhere. Can you find it?

Think short-term.

What could you do right now that sounds exciting to you? While long-term goals can be more meaningful, it’s important to enjoy yourself in the short term, too. Now might be the time to try skydiving or visiting New Orleans. Maybe it’s finally time to try out for the local theatre.

Think long-term.

Pursuits that are more meaningful are likely to require more time and energy. What do you want to do over the next 10+ years?  Scribble notes on paper.  What makes your heart sing?

If you could accomplish one thing before the end of your life, what would it be?

Imagine your doctor just told you that you only have weeks left to live, what is the one thing you would wish you had done?

How do you like to spend your free time now?

If you have a few hours or a Saturday to yourself, how do you choose to spend it? Are you building a boat in your garage or writing a post for your blog? Your ideal life might include your current hobbies on a larger scale. Think about why you enjoy the hobbies you currently spend time on.  What puts purpose into your life?

If you are retired, what would you like to do?

You have more resources and unlimited time each day, how do you choose to spend your time? Describe your perfect day.

Get out of your comfort zone.

Most of us are limited by our fear of failure or a fear of the unknown. However, the most meaningful activities are most likely outside of your comfort zone. Be brave – explore all your opportunities.

NOTHING SPECTACULAR HAPPENS within our COMFORT ZONE!

Set a goal to find meaning in your life.

live your life on purposeIf you can set a goal to lose 25 pounds, you can set a goal to create a more exciting life. Create a goal to find your life’s passion. Give yourself 30 days and spend a few minutes each morning and night on the task. Close your eyes and listen for the answer. Keep a running list and evaluate it at the end of the month.

Switch Off the TV – STOP Playing Games

It’s hard to live a meaningful life full of passion if you are spending hours every day being controlled by mindless games or wasting time watching TV.  You can find something better to do. Go do it.

Do something new.

If you’re stuck in a rut, the easiest way to shake up your thinking is to try a new activity. Take a salsa lesson or book a dinner cruise. Book an overseas holiday – look for a friend or a ‘new buddy’ to share the experience with.   New experiences make every day unique.

The Meaning of Life

Humans have been searching for the meaning of life for millennia. While there isn’t a universal answer, it’s possible to find meaning in your own life.

Allowing your life to pass by without fully living it is wasting the time allotted to you to LIVE.     You owe it to yourself to find enjoyment in every day.

I challenge you to:

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