5 Simple Principles That Will Help You Live Your Life On Purpose

Nothing is more dying than squashing cogs over a purposeless life.

Living on purpose is much easier than most people think.

You don’t need to save the world by inventing an eco-friendly toilet that’s made from recycled microplastics and turns your poop into money for kids in need when cleaning.

Instead, it’s about making a difference, no matter how small.

As a former Purpose coach, I know that finding your purpose can often be difficult. All different choices, opportunities, and opinions lead to frustration rather than gratification. Even when you stumble upon something, you can’t manage your whole life on a whim. You have bills to pay, obligations to take care of, and to feed a family.

So instead of reinventing the wheel, Start small by following these five simple principles.

Turn the script that most people live by

Today’s world maximizes consumption.

It’s everywhere. Social media posts. Fast food burger. luxury cars Netflix series. On-demand music. YouTube videos. Celebrities freaking out with garages full of supercars. The list goes on – but it’s not the answer to what you’re after.

Consumption leaves you as empty as packing a burger after the $1.99 filling disappeared into your esophagus.

Have you ever felt more satisfied and at peace with yourself after scrolling through Instagram or spending hours on a Netflix series? Dopamine wears off quickly and leaves you with cravings for more. But no matter how much you consume, you will never fill the void.

“We were given an appetite, not to consume the world and forget it, but to savor the good and hunger to make it wonderful.” – Robert Farrar Capone

Instead of scrolling through social media, create an inspiring post.

Instead of watching Netflix, write an article or letter to a friend or to yourself in your journal.

Instead of buying your 10th pair of sneakers this year, leave your old clothes to those who need them.

Creating is difficult, but the rewards are enormous. You learn new skills. You inspire others. You contribute to the world. And you go to bed smiling, knowing that you are living the day on purpose.

Creation fulfills, consumption depletes. Choose intentionally.

Embrace what makes you unique

Michelangelo was one of the most accomplished artists in human history – and today, he will teach us an important lesson.

The Italian sculptor, painter, and architect created vast amounts of world-famous statues, frescoes, and poetry. He also designed St. Peter’s Basilica, whose dome has been called “the greatest innovation of the Renaissance.” He really made use of his talents.

“Your gifts lie where your values, passions, and strengths meet. Discovering this place is the first step toward sculpting your masterpiece, your life.” – Michelangelo

Imagine if Michelangelo had become a merchant, a doctor, or an accountant because his parents had told him so. Perhaps he was great not only at cutting marbles but also at cutting objects, but how much would the world lose? How much of his life would he have lived on purpose? How much did he dream about sculptures when he was stuck in old spreadsheets?

However, that is exactly what many men do today.

They do not use their strength and talents because they are not aware of them or, worse still, they lack self-confidence. Instead, they give in to the demands of society and the pressure of their work. The result is fatigue, dissatisfaction and low self-confidence.

If you instead use your unique gifts and passions to contribute to the world in ways that others cannot, you will be amazed at how much you can achieve.

Let’s say you are passionate about conservation. If you are good at writing, spread awareness through your work. If you are a talented cook, share your vegetarian meal recipes. And if you’re good with people, organize a volunteer event. The purpose is to use your unique gifts in the best and most satisfying way possible.

As author Cornelius Addison said:

“Your gift has been given to you for the joy you may give in return.”

It’s not about what you do it’s about where it comes from

You can do all the right things and still be miserable.

If you try to be perfect, get recognized, or are seen in a certain way, you will never be satisfied because you are dependent on external factors that you cannot control. Instead, do the right thing for him.

A few weeks ago, I saw a caterpillar crossing the street, barely escaping from a messy encounter with a tire. I picked up the little friend and put him in the greener grass. Did the world stop spinning because of what I did? No. Did you get a lot of likes on social media? Nah. Did you ever tell anyone? No. However, I still went to bed that night smiling, knowing that because of me Cory Caterpillar could come home to his family.

The smallest of actions can give you a goal if they come from the right place.

Perfection is the enemy of getting things done

Treat purpose as a process

Perfection is the enemy of getting things done.

A lot of the men I’ve trained are convinced that it should exist One specific and comprehensive The purpose of their lives, like a key that opens the vault of happiness, fulfillment, and eternal glory. Plain and simple, none.

Your life changes along with your values, opinions, and beliefs – and so does your purpose.

When I was a recent high school graduate and traveling full time for a year, my goal was to explore all that the world had to offer, including tight-fitting girls, sandy beaches, and cheap beer. Fast forward a few years and I wrote articles to inspire others through philosophy, personal development, and humor. Recently, I’ve gone from helping men live on purpose to becoming a business coach. Who knows what life holds for me in the future, but the lesson is always the same.

Purpose is a constant process and life change. Don’t obsess over the perfect theory or opportunity. Do what feels right and see where that takes you.

Most of your path will only become visible after you start walking.

Stop making your purpose for you

Achievement isn’t the goal – it’s a byproduct.

Instead of doing something to feel good or happy or enough, focus on it contribution.

As Darius Forox wrote:

“The purpose of life is not happiness, but benefit.”

We are always told to look out for ourselves. Get good grades, get a prestigious job, and earn a lot of money so you can buy cool things for yourself. I’m not saying you should sell your last pair of underwear and live like a monk. But what if you could improve your life by adding value to the lives of others?

Find ways to serve – whether it is about other people, the planet, or any cosmic entity you believe in.

When you stop focusing on your gains, they will come back and sweep you away in ways you can’t even imagine. Obsessed with the money I made writing, my articles shriveled and revenue dried up like a puddle of water in the Atacama Desert. But when I instead focused on providing value, the numbers went to the roof. When I was obsessed with getting more clients, people avoided me like the plague. But when I focused on serving and helping others, people became desperate to work with me.

Most of your path will only become visible after you start walking

Stop chasing happiness and fulfillment. Contribute to the world in any way you can. Talked with a friend. Help the pregnant lady with her baby carriage. Tell your parents that you love them. Talk to a homeless person on your street. This is where you will find the purpose.

Summary to help you live a life on purpose

Living on purpose is something you can do every day – but first and foremost, it’s a mindset. Like any other mindset, it is built on principles and decisions that help you do things differently than you have so far.

  1. Consume less, create more.
  2. Use your unique gifts.
  3. Come from the right place and do the right thing for it.
  4. Treat your goal as a process rather than a pursuit of perfection.
  5. Focus on contributing rather than satisfying yourself.

Every time you wake up, you have a new chance to live on purpose. Why don’t you take it? Life is too short to waste, so start today.

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