Fri, 27 February 2015
Repeat after me: "I commit to living on purpose and with passion."
Action taking. Dreaming bigger than big. Making. Shit. Happen. You have one life to live and you must be committed to living with purpose and in pursuit of your passion.
Imagine starting your mornings, willingly and naturally, before the alarm clock even goes off. Remember that excitement you felt as a kid every Christmas morning? That feeling that made you leap out of bed and run down the stairs? You can have that again. You can have that Christmas-morning-excitement pumping through your veins every day of the year. The key to it all is to find and pursue that one thing that you're really passionate about and live a life of true purpose and meaning.
But how do you find your passion? And what is purpose?
Finding your passion may be easier than you think. Our days are filled with required, often mundane, activities - doing the laundry, picking the kids up from school, making breakfasts and lunches and dinners and washing all of the dishes that go along with them - but what is it that you do in those rare, free moments throughout your day or week? Maybe you can't even remember that last time you had a moment to do something for yourself. In that case, what is it that you think about when your mind wanders off while sitting in traffic or waiting in line at the grocery store? What is it that consumes your thoughts when the entire world around you drifts away? Whatever that one thing is that always has the power to pull you away, that is your passion. Find it and hold on tight.
Purpose is what gets you out of bed every morning. But more than that, your true purpose is life is that thing, that passion, that energizes you, excites you and inspires you. You have one life and that life is now. You have a responsibility to yourself to get everything you can out of this life. Are you living your life on your own terms or are you living a life dictated by the demands of all of the things that are not serving your true purpose? Our purpose is life is to share our gifts with the world around us. To find your passion and purpose is to discover what that gift is and the tools by which you will create a meaningful life that will make a difference in not only your life but the lives of others. You may have fears, doubts and questions about that purpose but you will still have an inner certainty that fuels you and provides a quiet excitement.
The first step in living everyday with burning passion and true purpose is to carve out the necessary time to discover what that means to you and what that looks like. Start with one hour a day. It's not about completely ignoring the things you don't want to do - laundry, meal prep, cleaning - it's about finding the time to harness a greater energy and focus on how to leave your mark, follow your calling, and find inner peace. You cannot cram something into the cracks and crevices of your life. Stop doing things that don't align with your dreams. If you don't show the universe that you value yourself to have enough space and time in your life then why should you get to live an incredible life? You're not even trying. You're not giving yourself a moment's breath. In time you will learn to differentiate between the things that you should be doing with your time and the things that you should not. What is the best use of your free time? What things are distracting you from pursuing your best life?
My purpose in life is to inspire, educate and empower other people, particularly badass women, to figure out what they want from life and how to get it. How can they live their best life? Now, let me share my gift with you.
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