Everyone has a reason why we do certain things i.e. why we go to certain grocery stores that are affordable, why do we go to work so we can pay for living expenses, food etc. Everything has a reason or a why behind it. Whether we realize it or not for every action we do it was a reason for it. Now some reasons are out of habit and social norms for example if I am walking to a door ahead of someone naturally I will open the door for them. This action has a reason behind it, because I believe I am gentleman and I think it’s the polite thing to do. However, today I would like to ask a much deeper and thought-provoking question. What is your reason or purpose for your life?
What is Purpose?
Simply put a life purpose is a simple statement of the reason we exist, the purpose behind why we were created on this earth. Often times throughout our life we might question our actual purpose in life depending if we’re happy with the current stage of our life. While we all have, different journeys having a purpose can help anyone on their path. Without having a purpose a lot of the choices we make are guesses, like when we were in school and guessed on a multiple-choice test. Now we all know there are certain things and factors that play into our life’s purpose that we cannot control. Therefore, the important things should not be decided with a guess especially life defining and shaping decisions.
Changes to Your Current Life
For many of us change can be a scary and nerve-racking which causes some of us to hide and become fearful. From my own experience, it was a time in my life I knew what my purpose was, but didn’t embrace it because of fear. Fear can cause anyone to not live their life through purpose. Knowing our purpose can reveal things about ourselves that we would have never known. We can start by writing a statement that reflects what we want most, care most deeply about and want to leave this life having experienced, learned or understood.
“Not all change is bad … but most of it is uncomfortable. we cling to what we know and what feels safe.”
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