Over the last couple of weeks I have been thinking more about what my purpose is in life and trying to find clarity from it all. This is something I have thought about on many occasions but never seem to really get that clarity I am looking for.
I have an idea of what my purpose is but I always question it which to some may not be a great thing, but in my eyes it works for me as each time I am getting a clearer picture and a more powerful purpose in life.
For me to find my life’s purpose I had to make a shift in the way I was seeing things and look at the bigger picture. I know I enjoy helping people, and as a Personal Trainer I do that on a daily basis.
I wanted more….
I started asking myself questions like What are my values? What do I stand for? What makes me tick? Who am I? What are my principles?
These are really thinking questions that I sat down for a while but not much came to me in terms of answering these questions. It also takes you out of your comfort zone which is an uncomfortable place to be but also a very powerful place to be as you WILL learn something about yourself at this point.
I stuck with it for quite a while, but changed the question slightly to what is important to me?
Can do Attitude
After writing these down I realized these were all things I value, besides Family, friends, work.
I then went on to ask Who Am I?
These are all things that came to me in no specific order which I am sure I can add many more words to the list.
This is where the shift in mindset came in after writing these things down. I started living by them. I was doing things that fell in to what my values were and who I was. I felt a massive shift and felt I had more of a purpose to everything I was doing. I was not just doing things for the sake of doing things, there was now purpose and belief in what I was doing.
I was now standing for something and not falling for anything which felt very liberating for me.
In this life we live it is very easy to follow all the cool people, the gurus, the most famous person like lambs and not think for ourselves. To be honest being a lamb is very easy as all they do is follow each other. This lamb like life people follow makes them cowards in a world where standing out is not the cool thing to do and stops people from thinking for themselves.
Instead, be a lion, attack life with heart. Be that person you want to be. Stand out from the crowd, don’t blend in with everyone else. Know who you are and what your values are. Live by them. Inspire someone. Lift up someone else’s life and yours will be lifted up also.
If you want your life to have impact, focus it and impact someone else’s life.
Be Fearless. Be a Warrior!