It can be hard to know exactly what you want out of life, to know exactly what your purpose is.
I never really knew what my purpose was until I was severely depressed and thinking about just ending it all. I wanted to give up; I’d had enough! But it was in that moment that I realized exactly what my purpose was: I wanted to help others who felt just like me—like they weren’t important or valued.
So I immediately started fixing my problems using these six simple steps to start living my life, and long story short, here I am.
My point is that your brilliant future is NOW.
What exactly are you waiting for?
Six Steps to Start Living Your Life and Purpose
- Face your fear
Admit that you have things you’re scared to do. Once you’ve come to terms with that, you can do something with it. Talk it out. What are you scared of, and what is the worst thing that can happen to you as a result of it? Now that you’ve pinpointed your fear, you can embrace it. Thank it for being there to protect you, but let it know you’re going to do something different. You’re going to start living life fully.
- Transform your environment
Live in an environment that supports love, growth and change. Get rid of the foods that are weighing you down. Literally. Redecorate your home so it reflects who you are on the inside and how you want to function. Let go of the relationships with people who don’t support you or bring any good into your life. These things are holding you back from being the very best you.
- Celebrate your successes
Little steps lead to big changes! Every step along your journey counts, even if it looks insignificant. You might think it’s not a big deal that you ran five more steps than you did yesterday or that you lost 0.05 pounds, but trust me, a little goes a long way. Celebrating every success will encourage you to keep going even when times get tough. It also reminds you that you CAN do it!
- Surround yourself with people you want to be like
There’s a great quote by Jim Rohn where he says, “You’re the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” If the people in your life are not doing anything to lift you higher or get you to where you want to be, find a new support group. Surrounding yourself with people who have your back and support you as you are is crucial to your personal success. If you feel like your family just isn’t giving you what you need, find a group online where people have the same goals as you do. Find a way to be around people who make you want to be better.
- Discover what you take a stand for
When you find something you’re passionate about it, it can inspire you to start living today. Think about what things you support, oppose or what really lights that fire inside you. Step beyond the obvious. We have to know what we’re willing to die for if we really want to start living.
- Nourish yourself
Do something every day that feeds you. Do it TODAY! Don’t wait until tomorrow when you have “more time,” “more money” or “more energy.” There’s no better time to get yourself to 100 percent than right this second. You’ll see that when you start taking action today, everything else will fall into place.
There has never been a better time to discover everything that’s possible. Follow your heart and finally live a healthy life full of passion and purpose!
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