Living on Purpose

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The heart of human excellence often begins to beat when you discover pursuit that, frees you, challenges you, or gives you a sense of meaning, joy, or passion.” ―Terry Orlick

 

Have you ever asked yourself the questions, “Why am I here?” “What is my purpose?” “What am I doing with my life?” “Where am I going?” We ask ourselves many of those questions because we have an understanding that we have a purpose to fulfill that will truly give us meaning in life. Just the thought of discovering that sense of meaning gets us so excited and hopeful about the future. But, why is it that we find ourselves overwhelmed with just working to live? Why is it that we allow the outside things that are screaming for first place in our lives to distract us from pursuing the things that really sets our heart on fire.

“The human race is a monotonous affair. Most people spend the greatest part of their time working in order to live, and what little freedom remains so fills them with fear that they seek out any and every means to be rid of it.”
― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

We live our lives everyday with the expectation that we have forever to discover our purpose and to see many of the dreams in our heart fulfilled, but what we don’t realize is that tomorrow is not promised. What would happen if we begin to live each day as if it were our last day? What are the things we would do differently? What are the dreams we have that would already be fulfilled?

We spend our lives chasing after things that will give us immediate satisfaction that we miss out of discovering the things of purpose that will fulfilled us for a lifetime. Think about how different our lives would be if we really lived on purpose.

What are the things that will help us live on purpose?
1.) Know what you want in life

We all have things that we one day dream of accomplishing. Creating goals will help us stay on track to reach those accomplishments. Goal setting is not something we do once a year.  In order to reach our big goals we must set daily, weekly, monthly and yearly goals to help us fulfill those big goals. When we set smaller goals to reach our bigger goals this keeps us accountable to ourselves and keeps us on track to reaching our goals. Take time to  write down and discover what you want out of life. Life can be so busy that we must learn to get still and examine where we are and where we want to be.

2.) Set Priorities

We have to set priorities. If we don’t have a plan so many of the everyday activities, and events will steal away time for the things that are important to us. Write down the things that are important to you, things that add value and make you happy. If we want to live on purpose we must identify the things that really matter to us.

3.) Follow your passion

What are the things that get you excited about life? Passion is what will keep you motivated when the going gets tough. When you are focused on something you are passionate about your motivation comes from within. Following your passion will push you to reach your goals and dreams.

4.) Commit to your personal growth

When you commit to grow personally you make one of the biggest investments in your future. When you are constantly growing and challenging the limits that have been placed on you all your life, you discover a whole new world filled with opportunity and potential that many people have yet to tap into. The more you grow yourself the greater the opportunity you have to discover and learn things about yourself that you may have not known. When we are growing we can discover many of the gifts and talents that we have on the inside of us, which would help us to walk in our God given purpose.

I want to challenge you to begin to live life on purpose. Life is short so don’t waste it wishing that things would happen, get to work and make things happen.

Thank so much for reading!

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