Finding Your Purpose in LifeSeptember 30, 2013
The most important concept to keep in mind, while pursuing your purpose in life, is that you alone are in control of your own happiness. Your fate really does lies in your own hands. No one else can tell you what you want out of life, what type of person you would like to be or what type of life you would ultimately like to lead.
There is nothing more personal than finding your true purpose in life. We each have our own distinctly unique destiny, which can be an intimidating prospect to those who are seeking their own individual life path.
For this reason, it can be extremely tempting to fall into a negative or unconstructive way of life. Your lifestyle can easily be influenced by those around you and those that you love. Family, friends and lovers can pressure you into taking a path which is not ideal for your long term purpose in life.
In these times of uncertainty and doubt you must dive inwards and listen to your inner voice. Heed your gut instincts and let your intuition be your guide to your chosen fate. Be true to yourself and your deep desires. This is the way to find your purpose.
While it is important to stay grounded in reality when searching for your purpose in life, do not be afraid to admit your goals and your ideal destiny to yourself. When you are completely in tune with your aim, it is much easier to remain motivated and strong willed.
Who knows, maybe your dreams are not as farfetched as you had originally thought? Examining the cravings you have in your heart and soul and eliminating the outside pressures of the others in your life is the only way to find your true path.
Remember that in the journey of life, you are the captain. Do not be swayed by the judgments and biases of society and steer clear of judging yourself, as well. You have to live with yourself and your own choices.
Take, for example, the instance of going shopping with a friend or family member. Did you come home with an item that you purchased purely because someone else thought it was “you,” and yet you later wonder why you bought this item? Did this tinge of buyers’ remorse grow into regret as time went on and other unexpected life expenses arose?
This scenario is a microcosm intended to illustrate the power that others can have over both the overall direction you are heading in and the decisions that you make on a daily basis.
A tried and true method of staying on your right path is to keep this phrase in mind, “If you aren’t willing to think for yourself, there are millions of people out there who are willing to think for you.”
Do not get sucked into the idea that you must belong to a large group of similar minded people in order to be a positive and valid human being. Being you is more than enough.