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How To Live A Life Full Of Purpose

Living a life of purpose is an interesting concept that has an impact on your entire life. When we live a purposeful life, we are able to accomplish more, create meaning in our lives, while feeling happier and more fulfilled. For July’s Ultimate Blog Challenge, I will be sharing how we can all create purposeful lives!

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A Month of Purpose

Throughout July, I want to share my personal journey of living purposefully and how we can all begin to live with intention. Last year, many of you know that my husband and I experienced a miscarriage. For over four years, I had struggled with health issues that three different doctors couldn’t diagnose. It was a life-changing event that nearly claimed my life. It has taken a full year to begin a new outlook but now, I will be growing and sharing my journey of finding a purpose. I will share tips and tools that are helping me to use in your own life.

The purpose of life is to live a life of purpose.

What does it mean to live a life with purpose?

Living a life with purpose simply means that you live deliberately – you know what you’re doing and why you’re doing it. You have goals and are passionate about what you do. Instead of watching day after day pass you by, you enjoy life to the fullest each day. 

A purposeful life has huge advantages of simply existing. Your life plan is clear when you know exactly what you want out of it. This isn’t to say that there aren’t obstacles, they just don’t deter you from your ultimate goal. Each morning is a new day to work toward accomplishing everything you want in life. Rather than dreading the hours of life you’ve been given, you take advantage of the time. 

Having a purpose gives you a set of core values. These come in handy when it’s time to make difficult decisions. Think of these values as your life compass. They keep you steady and on track. 

Self-Worth is worth it!

Directly after my surgery, I dealt with a few extreme situations. I had someone tell me that I “should have just died” and had several people who were supposed to be close family/friends completely desert me. My self-worth plummeted to the lowest levels they’d ever seen. Living a life with purpose builds esteem and confidence.

Self-worth increases when you know what you’re doing and actively working toward goals that you have set for yourself. A purpose-driven life will fulfill you in more than superficial ways, including a boost to your overall happiness.

When you take inventory on your life and remove all material things, you realize that your life’s purpose is what it’s all about. We all want to live a happy, fulfilling life that is meaningful. It’s time to start living a life with purpose! 

My Personal Life Purpose

Finding my personal purpose for life has not been easy. For years, I struggled while trying to live someone else’s dream. I tried to join the military because my mom didn’t and regretted it. I changed my major to teaching when I started college because that’s what my best friend was doing. I dropped out of college and accepted that I would always work dead-end jobs because that is what I was told my life had become.

Twelve years, two kids, a second marriage, and a near-death experience have changed every bit of those “dreams” that I once had. I no longer want to fulfill the dreams of my family and friends. Those aren’t my goals nor the direction that I want to take my life in. I want to raise a happy, healthy family and if given the opportunity, help others to discover an enjoyable life. For me, comfort is found in the “little things”. Name brands, big houses, fancy cars, and vacations are nice but they don’t define a person, in my opinion. I find that the more I appreciate the “little things”, the more I am blessed with. I’d love to be able to share my message of simplicity and appreciation with the world and I’m beginning right here with my blog. 

Living A Life Of Purpose

Are you ready to join me on this journey? Comment below!


12 Comments

  1. Awesome reflection to start the month! I can’t wait tolearn more about your path to purpose

  2. Beautiful story and it’s horrible when people walk away when a Tragedy strikes as I lost so many friends when my daughter was killed. But I love how your living a purposeful life and can’t wait to see where it takes you and I would love being able to join you on this journey.

    • Thank you Glenda! I’m so sorry to hear about your daughter. It is definitely hard to lose people because you’ve experienced a tragedy. I’m glad to have you join me on this journey.

  3. I love the message, “The purpose of Life is to live a Live of Purpose.” Such a great message! It can be so easy to live a life… period

    Designing a life is more rewarding than just accepting a life as it comes to you.

    • Yes! I completely agree. I believe we are handed choices, each and every day, that become the bricks of our lives. It’s a lot more rewarding to design with them ourselves rather than simply copying!

  4. OMG, how can people be so cruel!!! My granddaughter lost one of her twins early in pregnancy and yes things were said that made her feel even worse. I’m so looking forward to following your blog.

    • People can definitely be cruel! I let that affect for me a lot of the past year but things are finally changing to a positive direction! I’m sorry to hear about your granddaughter losing one of her twins. My heart goes out to her!

  5. Loved your article Shelley. It is so brave sharing your story and in doing you inspire others to do the same and live their lives with purpose. So much of what you said resonates with me.

  6. Oh I’m ready, I’m definitely ready! What do I need to do?

  7. I can’t wait to se what you’re writing. I know it will be useful and intuitive, you’ve had those skills with your writings since you first wire a letter to the editor! I love you !

  8. Love your outlook on life. Simplicity offers us so much more than the pursuit for success on the world’s terms. I encourage you to keep on encouraging others and living life on your terms.

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