Find your purpose in life

Find your purpose in life

If it feels like you’re just drifting through life, finding your life’s purpose might be the solution. Imagine waking up
each day feeling excited and motivated. You might never feel the need to hit the snooze bar again. Living your life’s dream is an excellent way to invite happiness into your life. As children, we have a pretty good idea of what we want to be when we grow up. Astronaut, professional baseball player, doctor, princess, and fireman are all common goals at 8-years of age. Have you ever heard a child state they wanted to be an office worker when they grew up? Yet somehow, most of us manage to wind up with careers that are less than satisfying.

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Try these tips for finding the purpose of your life:

1. Get a piece of paper and a pen and ask yourself. Find a quiet place for an hour and take pen to paper. Ask yourself, “What is my purpose?” and write down whatever answer you receive.
Write down everything. If your thought is, “This is dumb. It will never work,” then that’s exactly what you write.
Eventually, some meaningful things will come out. Just keep writing!
You’ll know you’ve found it when you cry. Before it’s over, you’ll come up with an idea that makes you cry. There will be no doubt when you find it. If you’re not sure, keep writing.

2. What did you like to do as a child? Kids always have interesting things that occupy their free time. While you might not still be interested in playing in the dirt, you might like the idea of becoming a civil engineer.
What could you do as an adult that meshes with your childhood interests?

3. What activities cause you to lose track of time, skip meals, and wait until the last minute to use the bathroom? What fascinates you? Have you ever lost all sense of time because you were so engrossed in something? That might be a clue.
Make a list of the subjects and activities that captivate you.

4. What would you do if you knew you couldn’t possibly fail? It’s common to underestimate your capabilities. You might surprise yourself if you’d just give yourself a chance. The perfect choice might be something that you’ve successfully talked yourself out of. Reconsider.

5. If you had one year left to live, how would you spend it? Impending death might be the more effective way to focus your mind on those things that are most important to you. If your time left on Earth were limited, how would you spend it?

6. If you could solve one problem in the world, what would it be? There are many challenges facing the earth: poverty, hunger, disease, pollution, and more. Maybe the challenge that interests you is something you could grow into a profession or major hobby.
Contributing to the world in your own, unique way can add to the degree of satisfaction you feel each day. If you’re confident you’re spending your life in the way you were intended, you’re well on your way to living a life filled with joy. Avoid believing that you’re stuck. It’s not too late to find your life’s purpose and begin living yourdream. Take the time to do this exercise as soon as possible.
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Life is About Choices and the Decisions We Make

Life is About Choices and the Decisions We Make

Life is like a road. There are long and short roads; smooth and rocky roads; crooked and straight paths. In our life many roads would come our way as we journey through life. There are roads that lead to a life of single blessedness, marriage, and religious vocation. There are also roads that lead to fame and fortune on one hand, or isolation and poverty on the other. There are roads to happiness as there are roads to sadness, roads towards victory and jubilation, and roads leading to defeat and disappointment.

Just like any road, there are corners, detours, and crossroads in life. Perhaps the most perplexing road that you would encounter is a crossroad. With four roads to choose from and with limited knowledge on where they would go, which road will you take? What is the guarantee that we would choose the right one along the way? Would you take any road, or just stay where you are: in front of a crossroad?

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I choose to take the road to be an Internet Marketer, I know it wouldn’t be a smooth or easy road, I know I will be facing a lot of obstacles and a lot of bumps, but by follow my heart, I can see the light at the end of the tunnel, at the end of the tunnel, there are beautiful scenes, the road is wide and free of obstacle, this is the fruits harvest from our sweats, it will be full of enjoyment.

In Tao Te Ching, Laozi quoted:

 “Knowing others is intelligence;
knowing yourself is true wisdom.
Mastering others
is strength;
mastering yourself is true power.”

There are no guarantees.

You do not really know where a road will lead you until you take it. There are no guarantees. This is one of the most important things you need to realize about life. Nobody said that choosing to do the right thing all the time would always lead you to happiness. Loving someone with all your heart does not guarantee that it would be returned. Gaining fame and fortune does not guarantee happiness. Accepting a good word from an influential superior to cut your trip short up the career ladder is not always bad, especially if you are highly qualified and competent.  There are too many possible outcomes, which your really cannot control. The only thing you have power over is the decisions that you will make, and how you would act and react to different situations.

Wrong decisions are always at hindsight.

Had you known that you were making a wrong decision, would you have gone along with it? Perhaps not, why would you choose a certain path when you know it would get you lost? Why make a certain decision if you knew from the very beginning that it is not the right one. It is only after you have made a decision and reflected on it that you realize its soundness. If the consequences or outcomes are good for you, then you have decided correctly. Otherwise, your decision was wrong.

Take the risk: decide.

Since life offers no guarantee and you would never know that your decision would be wrong until you have made it, then you might as well take the risk and decide. It is definitely better than keeping yourself in limbo. Although it is true that one wrong turn could get you lost, it could also be that such a turn could be an opportunity for an adventure, moreover open more roads. It is all a matter of perspective. You have the choice between being a lost traveller or an accidental tourist of life.  But take caution that you do not make decisions haphazardly. Taking risks is not about being careless and stupid. Here are some pointers that could help you choose the best option in the face of life’s crossroads:

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Get as many information as you can about your situation.

You cannot find the confidence to decide when you know so little about what you are faced with. Just like any news reporter, ask the 5 W’s: what, who, when, where, and why. What is the situation? Who are the people involved? When did this happen? Where is this leading? Why are you in this situation? These are just some of the possible questions to ask to know more about your situation. This is important. Oftentimes, the reason for indecision is the lack of information about a situation.

Identify and create options.

What options do the situation give you? Sometimes the options are few, but sometimes they are numerous. But what do you do when you think that the situation offers no options? This is the time that you create your own. Make your creative mind work. From the most simplistic to the most complicated, entertain all ideas. Do not shoot anything down when an idea comes to your head. Sometimes the most outrageous idea could prove to be the right one in the end. You can ask a friend to help you identify options and even make more options if you encounter some difficulty, but make sure that you make the decision yourself in the end.

Weigh the pros and cons of every option.

Assess each option by looking at the advantages and disadvantages it offers you. In this way, you get more insights about the consequences of such an option.

Trust yourself and make that decision.

Now that you have assessed your options, it is now time to trust yourself. Remember that there are no guarantees and wrong decisions are always at hindsight.  So choose… decide… believe that you are choosing the best option at this point in time.

Now that you have made a decision, be ready to face its consequences: good and bad. It may take you to a place of promise or to a land of problems. But the important thing is that you have chosen to live your life instead of remaining a bystander or a passive audience to your own life. Whether it is the right decision or not, only time can tell. But do not regret it whatever the outcome. Instead, learn from it and remember that you always have the chance to make better decisions in the future.