Have you had those not so good days when you’ve felt you’ve been doing all you can for as long as you can remember and you’re just not getting to where you thought you’d be by now? You read things about how to maintain your clarity and stay the course and you feel like the world is passing you by? What aren’t you doing right? If someone would just tell you what magic wand it is you need to wave, you’d be glad to make the necessary adjustment so you can get into the fast or at least “faster” lane to get where you want to go. While I can’t Fedex that wand, I’ve been on that tortoise road and these are some helpful tools to get closer to the proverbial hare.
Are you sure you like what it is you’re doing?
If you’re struggling to find enthusiasm for what it is that you’re doing, then you’re not going to feel your highest purpose. You’ll probably feel like there’s something missing in your life and there will be a constant unfulfilling sense of satisfaction. Identify the feeling, when you feel it and why. Can you see yourself a year from now? Where will you be? Are you maximizing what it is that you’re good at?
Are you around those you want to be around?
If you’re around complainers, you will find yourself complaining. If you are around those that are curmudgeonly, then you will find yourself leaning towards being disagreeable and bad-tempered as well. The idea is like minds think alike. If you don’t have a group of people in your life whose qualities you appreciate, then you shouldn’t be with those people.
Are you working at a job that is wiping you out?
If you find that the main reason of your job is to get a paycheck and you don’t feel much sense of personal satisfaction in what it is that you do every day-then this can’t be satisfying your highest purpose. Do you find yourself counting the number of days to your next Federal holiday, or when your vacation week is due? If that’s the case, then this is not a sign of enjoyment. When you have a sense of purpose, you don’t have a job, you have a calling. The time generally flies by; it can be almost a form of entertainment. Yes, there are difficult times, but your occupational passion refuels your fatigue.
Are you devoting 15 to 30 minutes to thinking about your success?
The most successful people attribute their success to giving at least 15 minutes every day in isolation to thinking about how they can make money. This is just one of the “rich habits” of self-made millionaires mentioned in the book “Change Your Habits, Change Your Life”. From his research, the author of this book, Tom Corley discovered that there are many daily habits besides devoting time to thinking that dictate how successful or unsuccessful we can be in life.
Are you needing to by continually applauded?
If you want to feel a sense of purpose, it’s going to be important for you to be sold on yourself, what you do and what you like doing. You’ll need to become indifferent to other people’s opinions for what it is that you really feel you do well. Keep in mind that old phrase, “you can take opinions all day long”. It’s most important what it is that you like doing; it is that destination for which you’ll have the most energy and direction as the proverbial hare on the road.
“The heart of human excellence often begins to beat when you discover a pursuit that absorbs you, frees you, challenges you, or gives you a sense of meaning, joy, or passion.” ~Terry Orlick
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