6 Ways Living with Purpose Makes Life Happier and More Rewarding
I love the production of Hamilton, the story of Alexander Hamilton, one of the founding fathers of the United States. In that musical there is a line in one of the songs, “Look around, Look around at how lucky we are to be alive right now…”. The technology, the advancements, the progress and the distance we still have to go. Take a minute to think about how lucky you are to be living at this time and this place, where you can choose to live your life according to your desire and destiny God has for you. This is probably the best time in human history to be alive and to be able to follow your dream. So, what’s stopping you?
Too many people sleepwalk through life, following a conventional path that’s not allowing them to reach their potential or even to be happy. Don’t be that person! Here’s how living with purpose can help you live a full, contented, and prosperous life.
- You Can Contribute to A Better World
Once you realize your life’s purpose, you can choose to step out of the ratrace and make a contribution to a better world. Instead of being caught up in focusing on money, you decide to share more. You can choose to donate your time, money, and skills to help others in whatever way feels right for you.
- You Start from a Better, More Confident Place
Knowing your life’s purpose gives your confidence a boost, because you’ve stopped second-guessing what you should be doing with your life. You know you’re not squandering your opportunities. You are focused on living your best life and allowing yourself to shine.
- You’re Grateful for What You Have
Once you choose to live a meaningful life, you can see how much you already have. Instead of feeling dissatisfied, you are more inclined to be grateful for the things you have right now.
- You Are More resilient
Living a purposeful life makes it easier to navigate the ups and downs of fortune. You tend to see the bigger picture and setbacks, failures and mistakes become part of the adventure, instead of defining you as a person.
- Forgiveness Is Easier
If you’re focused on your life’s purpose, there is no room for bitterness or holding grudges. It’s easier to let go and to forgive. Of course, injustice, misunderstanding, or disrespect still hurts, but it is easier to face the hurt and to let it go if you’re living an authentic life.
- You Live a Healthier Longer Happier Life
One of the most remarkable effects of living a life with purpose is the benefits it has for your mental, emotional, physical and spiritual health. Studies have shown that people who live a meaningful life have better cardiovascular health. They are less likely to suffer from depression, anxiety, and insomnia. There is even research that shows that living with purpose can increase your longevity!
Living with purpose reminds you every day you wake up your part of the bigger picture. You have been given a plan, destiny, and responsibility to carry out. You are so busy working on your dream you have no time to worry about their drama.
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