by Gideon 

January 10, 2016

The only way to get most of each day is to live your life on purpose.

World-renowned life coach, Tony Robbins, once said that “Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.”

To live your life with purpose is about becoming more in order to contribute even more to the world around us.

The secret in living is truly in giving. 

Do you ever feel like you’re just going through the motions?

It’s a real easy thing to do.

Sometimes you don’t even realize you’re doing it until you stop to think about it, or something interrupts your life so much it wakes you up to the fact.

It’s basically the reality of one day bleeding into the next until years have passed, and you’re left wondering where the time went.

The question is, how do we break out of this potentially life-draining trap?

How do you truly live your life on purpose?

There is only one way …

having passion and meaning in your life can break you out of your routine and this insidious trap.  

Whenever we experience growth in our lives and live your life on purpose that comes from serving and giving, we experience happiness and fulfilment at high levels also.

You might be working hard right now, but the real question is are you excited and fulfilled? 

Are you living your life with purpose?

Whatever you answered, know this; this will not change unless or until YOU change. 

If you want more out of life, YOU must become more; that means to grow more and give more.

You must choose to live your life on purpose.

Only when your inner world changes, does your outer world follow.

Use these following strategies to find more passion and start creating a life you live on purpose:

Determine what’s most important to you.

Is it helping others or personal achievement?

Does music move your soul?

Do you love to compete?

What brings you the most joy and happiness?

Your passion in life is hidden in there somewhere.

Can you find it?

Think short-term.

What could you do right now that sounds exciting to you?

While long-term goals can be more meaningful, it’s important to enjoy yourself in the short term, too.

Now might be the time to try skydiving or visiting America.

Maybe it’s finally time to try out for the local theatre.

Think long-term.

Pursuits that are more meaningful are likely to require more time and energy.

What do you want to do over the next 10+ years?

If you could accomplish one thing before the end of your life, what would it be?

Imagine your doctor just told you that you only have weeks left to live, what is the one thing you wish you had done?

How do you like to spend your free time now?

If you have a few hours or a Saturday to yourself, how do you choose to spend it?

Are you building a boat in your garage or writing a post for your blog?

Your ideal life might include your current hobbies on a larger scale.

Think about why you enjoy the hobbies you currently spend time on.

If you were retired, what would you like to do?

If you had more resources and unlimited time each day, how would you choose to spend your time?

Describe your perfect day.

Get out of your comfort zone.

Most of us are limited by our fear of failure or a fear of the unknown.

However, the most meaningful activities are most likely outside of your comfort zone.

Be brave – explore all your opportunities.

Set a goal to find meaning in your life.

If you can set a goal to lose 25 pounds, you can set a goal to create a more exciting life.

Create a goal to find your life’s passion.

Give yourself 30 days and spend a few minutes each morning and night on the task.

Close your eyes and listen for the answer.

Keep a running list and evaluate it at the end of the month.

Turn off the TV (that includes your phone and tablet).

It’s hard to live a meaningful life full of passion if you’re spending time watching TV.

You can find something better to do. Go do it.

Do something new.

If you’re stuck in a rut, the easiest way to shake up your thinking is to try a new activity.

Take a salsa lesson or book a dinner cruise.

New experiences help to make each day unique.

Humans have been searching for the meaning of life for millennia.

While there isn’t a universal answer, it’s possible to find meaning in your own life.

Without some sense of meaning life quickly becomes mundane, boring and often, depressing.

Avoid allowing your life to pass by without fully living it.

It really is fleeting as the ancient Scriptures say.

One day we are here, and the next it is as we have never been.

No one is immune to time.

When your time is up, it’s up.

Make the best of what you have this year.

Set a few goals and experience life outside your comfort zone.

Find your passions and build your life around them.

Here is an excellent talk by one of Oprah’s coaches and a multiple #1 New York Times Best Seller, Brendon Burchard, on finding your life’s mission.

It is awesome and will serve you so much if you need some direction at the start of this new year about what you need to do or where you want to go.

Watch it here now.

Sounds good?

Awesome!

About the author 

Gideon

Gideon is the founder of TheRelationshipGuy.com, a top-50 relationship blog (2021) and top-100 marriage blog (2021) focused on providing healthy relationship advice about love and life. He earned a Master's degree in theological studies before training as a professional counsellor and hypnotherapist (DipProfCouns., DipMSHT.) almost 10 years ago. He is currently pursuing further graduate Psychology studies at Massey University while working as a relationship and dating blogger the majority of the time. He has been married to his wife for over fifteen years and is the father of two children.

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