Disclaimer: 

You’ll find this article useful only if you’ve been wondering about your life’s purpose.

 

How are you doing? 

“Deeply insecure and extremely freaked out about my future.” I hope not, because, I was expecting your staple answer, “Doing great, and you?”

Jokes apart, are you feeling unfocused, lazy and too overwhelmed to get to doing something meaningful with your life?

Try this. Imagine you’ve got finite amount of days in your life left. Would you continue living the way you’re now, if you found out that you don’t have enough time to do everything you love??

 

Nothing contributes so much to tranquilize the mind as a steady purpose –  a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye.

~ Mary Shelley

 

Why have a purpose? 

Having a purpose makes us resilient. Having a purpose drives us forward when our world is shattered by violence and tragedy. Having a purpose empowers us with the courage and confidence to thrive inspite of obstacles.

What more? Having a purpose is a sure fire way to find happiness. Find your path to bliss from the picture below.

 

Optimism Roots

Find happiness through connection

 

Sprinkle a little purposelessness: 

Does it mean each and every minute of your life has to be purpose driven? Do you’ve to always engage yourself in enrichment activities? Absolutely not. If there’s no time for day dreaming, connecting dots to important lessons when you’ve been focused in impossible.

Live life by taking cues from nature. Trees wouldn’t flower if they have asked themselves what’s the purpose of this. Waves wash to the shore, birds chirp and volcanoes erupt. There’s no purpose to all this. But without them, we won’t be here thinking about our purpose in life.

 

Finding the power of connection: 

Imagine if we were building a career with a single minded goal. We might feel productive at the end of the day but our uni-dimensional life will not be fun at all. Without incorporating leisure and creativity and pursuing what we enjoy, and creating a well rounded life, we will not be truly happy.

That’s where we can leverage the power of connection. By connecting with others, we can share our gifts and positively change their lives. We can share our predicaments and our sorrows and feel better. Connection to our fellow living beings, humans and animals, brings meaning and purpose into our lives. It impacts us and enables us to contribute to higher goals. We become capable of spreading hope, love and happiness all around. Imagine, if each and everyone of us was doing that, what it would do to our world’s collective happiness index?

 

Call to action: 

There must be something you are good at? There must be something you can give. Find that something that can make a difference. In the short time we’re here, the idea is to leave this world a better place than how we found it.

Ready to live a purposeful life? Read how contemplating death is the biggest motivator of all.

 

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