If you’ve been wondering about your life’s purpose, only then you’ll find this article useful.
How Are You Doing?
“Deeply insecure and extremely freaked out about my future.” I hope not, because, I was expecting your staple answer, “Doing great, and you?”
Jokes apart, are you feeling unfocused, lazy and too overwhelmed to get to doing something meaningful with your life?
Try this. Imagine you’ve got finite amount of days in your life left. Would you continue living the way you’re now, if you found out that you don’t have enough time to do everything you love??
Nothing contributes so much to tranquilize the mind as a steady purpose – a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye.
~ Mary Shelley
Why Have a Purpose?
Having a purpose makes us resilient. It drives us forward when our world is shattered by violence and tragedy. Having a purpose empowers us with the courage and confidence to thrive inspite of obstacles.
What more? Having a purpose is a sure fire way to find happiness. Track your destination to bliss from the picture below.
Sprinkle a Little Purposelessness:
Does it mean each and every minute of your life has to be purpose driven? Do you’ve to always engage yourself in enrichment activities? Absolutely not. If there’s no time for day dreaming, connecting dots to important lessons when you’ve been focused in impossible.
Live life by taking cues from nature. Trees wouldn’t flower if they have asked themselves what’s the purpose of this. Waves wash to the shore, birds chirp and volcanoes erupt. There’s no purpose to all this. But without them, we won’t be here thinking about our purpose in life.
Finding the power of connection:
Imagine if you were building a career with a single minded goal. You might feel productive at the end of the day but your uni-dimensional life will not be fun at all. Without incorporating leisure and creativity and pursuing what you enjoy, and creating a well rounded life, you will not be truly happy.
That’s where you can leverage the power of connection. You can share your gifts and positively change the lives of others by connecting deeply with them. You can share your predicaments and your sorrows and feel better. Connection to fellow living beings, humans and animals, brings meaning and purpose into our lives. It impacts us and enables us to contribute to higher goals. We become capable of spreading hope, love and happiness all around. Imagine, if each and everyone of us was doing that, what it would do to our world’s collective happiness index?
Call To Action:
There must be something you are good at? There must be something you can give. Find that something that can make a difference. In the short time we’re here, the idea is to leave this world a better place than how we found it.
Are you motivated enough to start living a purposeful life? Read how contemplating death is the biggest motivator of all.