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!
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.
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.