How To Create A Life Of Purpose

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“Either get busy living or get busy dying.”- Stephen King

The purpose of life is to live, is to be happy. So if you are not living your own life, then what are you doing with it? Are you busy living your life? If you haven’t started living your best life, it is never too late to start. Because if you are not living your life, you are busy living for others.

To live for yourself, to create your own life, you can try the following strategies.

Do not be afraid to live your life out loud

“If you ask me what I came into this life to do, I will tell you: I came to live out loud.” – Emile Zola

Your time on earth is limited. You are not going to live forever. So why are you not living your best life? It is your life. Do not live in fear. Do not let fear stop you from living your best life. Because if you are not living your life, you are wasting it.

Follow your own path

Do you know what you want for yourself? If you know what you want for yourself, do you know how to get there? No matter what you are chasing in your life, you can achieve it. But to do that, you must follow your own path.

In other words, you must find what you love to do and do it well. Lawrence J. Peter said, “If you do not know where you are going, you will probably end up somewhere else.” Look, if you do not know where you are going, it is okay to ask for help. The Scripture says, “Ask, and it will be given to you.” So if you don’t know what you are doing, ask for help. If you do not know where you are going, ask for help. Because it is okay to ask for help.

Always do your best

If you want the best, you must first give your best. According to Robert Herjavec, “We don’t need to be perfectionists in everything we do- it’s imperfect world, after all. We do need, however, to do everything we are capable of doing in whatever pastime we choose.” Whatever you are doing, do it with all your might. Because you will never get more than what you put into something.

So if you want the best, you must first do your best. H. Jackson Brown once said, “If you’re doing your best, you won’t have any time to worry about failure.” Even if you fail, do it again. Don’t quit!

“When you come to a roadblock, take a detour.”

Success is not easy. It comes with lots of failures. And if you are not willing to fail, if you are not willing to face the impossible, then you are not ready to move on. No matter what you are facing right now, you are not alone. Don’t give up on yourself. No matter what, hang in there. Your time is coming. Mary Kay Ash famously said, “For every failure, there’s an alternative course of action. You just have to find it. When you come to a roadblock, take a detour.” When what you are doing is not working for you, don’t be scared to try something else. Will you try it?

How To Create The Life You Love

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“The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with Nature.”- Joseph Campbell

You are your own designer. You can design your own life the way you want it. Everything is within your reach. You can do it. You can create it, but you have got to be willing to create it. You are not going to live a fulfilled life if you do not have the courage to create it. Whatever you want to design, whatever you want to create for yourself, you can create it. And now is the perfect time to start it. To start, do the following things:

“Don’t look for the next opportunity.”

Do not underestimate the power of what you are doing now. Whatever it is that you are doing right now, it has the power to change your life. Do not play with it. Take it seriously. Because it is the next opportunity that you are looking for. Your next opportunity is in your hands right now. Do not throw it away. Paul arden once said, “Do not look for the next opportunity. The one you have in hand is the opportunity.” What you are doing right now is what you are looking for. Take it seriously!

Have the courage to face your future

“We only have one future, and it will be made of our dreams, if we have the courage to challenge convention.”- Soichiro Honda

Success is all about courage. It is about having the courage to face your future, to do what you want to do, to live the life you want to live. It is not about running away from opportunities. Look, without courage, you are not going to grow. You are not going to achieve your dreams. Why is that? Because what you are looking for is on the other side of fear. And it will take courage to get there. Do you have the courage to face your future?

Get out of your comfort zone

If you want to get ahead in your life, you must get out of your comfort zone. Do not let the fear of failure stuck you in your comfort zone. If you stay there, you are not going to reach your highest potential. Tacitus once said, “The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise.” If you are not growing in your comfort zone, you must leave. Because if you do not leave, you are not going to grow.

Live for yourself

You can treat others with love, with kindness, with comapassion, with respect, but you can live only for yourself. Do not try to make everybody happy. If you can make yourself happy, if you can live your life for yourself, that is good enough. In the words of John Donne, “We can live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men.” If you really want to help other people, you must first help yourself.