Day #241: 5 Things To Adopt To Help Find Purpose

Finding your purpose is like finding your groove. You know that feeling when you get in groove with a good song and you just feel in sync and like you are the rhythm king?

Rhythm is what creates our vibe, our routine and groove. Sometimes without even realizing it, it influences our mood, our attitude and enables us to almost be on point all the time. Well this is what a good lifestyle. routine and way of life creates.

Once we find the rhythm, we can start to bridge that gap between who we are and whom we could be. There are 5 ways (some call them secrets) that you can adopt to help find your true passion and purpose.

Be True To Yourself

“The greatest tragedy in life is to spend your whole life fishing only to discover it was never fish that you were after.” — Henry David Thoreau

If you don’t take the time to make your own choices, people will make them for you. There might be plenty of people giving you advice about how to live your life, what decisions to make, what roads to avoid or to tackle; and, while all of that advice should be taken into consideration, keeping your self-awareness through life’s lessons is what will guide you to taking the truest path for you. This might require strength to fight opposing opinions to what you know is right for you and your abilities.

It’s okay to miss the mark, as long as you keep moving toward it. Ask advice of others, but for every big decision you make, ask yourself if it can take you where you want to go.

Leave No Regrets

“The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone.” — Harriet Beecher Stowe

If we can learn to look past fear, we’ll see that the bigger risk is not what will happen if we act, but what won’t happen if we don’t. What’s the bigger risk?

Dare yourself to look fear in the eye, accept its presence and find out what’s standing behind its shadow.

Be Of Love

“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” — The Dalai Lama

We can look at love in two ways: an emotion or a choice.

To become love or to be of love means to let that emotion drive our decisions. When we are confronted with obstacles, injustice or hate, we have a choice to respond with love.

Judge Life Less & Enjoy It More

A cancer patient was once asked, “What’s it like to know that you’re dying?” He replied, “What’s it like pretending that you’re not?”

No matter what we face – we are all going in the same direction at a rate we struggle to really realize. What we can identify and capture is how much opportunity we have in the process and how much we can enjoy the moments we are given.

When we’re caught in the stress with which life comes, we can’t forget to rejuvenate the soul by feeding it. We can’t feel guilty when we take time for ourselves.

When you have a bad relationship with yourself, chances are, your relationships with others won’t be that great, either. The relationships we build are what make life most worthwhile.

Love yourself, so you can love others like you would want to be loved.

Give More & Take Less

“Life is no brief candle for me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as I can before handing it on to future generations.” — George Bernard Shaw

Imagine yourself at 70 – life is coming to its later days and you are sitting relaxing and reflecting on your life. By this time you are probably tired. 

But are you a good tired, or a bad tired. Are you full of exhaustion and pain? Or are you exhausted from having lived a life worthy of praise.

We will get out of this life exactly what we put into it.