Some people live on purpose and some just respond to what the world delivers.
A “life purpose” is not something you do or something you have. Rather, what you “do” is an expression of your life purpose. Having a life purpose guides all your choices and shapes the direction of your life. It is your unique GPS. It is the compelling reason to be who you authentically are.
Everyone has purpose in life. Let’s look at how you can define yours. Below are some examples of what a life purpose is, what it is not and the benefits of consciously living your true and distinctive purpose:
Developing a life purpose statement can take some time. Consider words that describe you most at peace, yet joyful and whole (such as simplicity, spirituality, compassion, etc.). Your intuition will guide you.
Pay attention to what makes your heart sing, to what fills you with bliss. Notice when you are the most happy and fulfilled. Notice what you gravitate towards. You are most excited and motivated to live a great life of what, exactly? This is your opportunity to define “success” — not goals but ways of being.
Beginning now, how will you bring about the purposeful possibilities in your life?
“It can certainly be difficult to tune out all of life’s distractions in order to focus your energy on what truly matters. Yet it is much easier than living with the emptiness of a life without direction.”
– Ralph Marston
“What is it that you want to do with the one, wild, precious thing called your life?”
– Mary Oliver
“Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you really love.”
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