Think about your current life right now. I mean really evaluate the people you interact with, the home in which you live and so on.
Now, there are some of us who are happy with what we have and where we’re going in life. We might even be living a life of passion and fulfillment. But for many of us, this is just not the case.
We sometimes blame our situations on circumstance.
Many of us hold on to things from our past and use them as an excuse not to do better than we are doing or want more.
But for many, living small and being content with whatever life throws at us has become a common epidemic.
Sure, we may have happy moments in life, but we settle into what we feel that we deserve. Others may wish for more but feel that a better life just isn’t in the cards for them.
We may even grow up and do our best to try to fulfill every wish that others may have had for us. Maybe we were brainwashed into pursuing what we were told we should pursue based on someone else’s opinion.
But, fulfilling someone else’s dreams can have you living a life of regret and frustration, rather than fulfillment and aspiration.
Don’t let Someone Else’s Opinion of You Become Your Reality. – Les Brown
You may have had dreams to do something amazing in your life but never pursued it.
Not because you didn’t want to, but because someone managed to talk you out of it or convinced you that you need to do something else.
They may have mentioned that you can’t do it or that it’s too farfetched.
So just like that, you’ve settled in to not achieving your goals.
Afterall, living passionately and pursuing what life has to offer doesn’t work for people like you, right? Wrong.
The beautiful thing about having a dream is that you own that dream. No one knows it like you, and no one has the same passion as you do about it because it is yours.
When we set goals to achieve our dreams, we are then able to fulfill our desires.
Set Your Focus
So, what’s stopping you from reaching for the stars?
Maybe you’ve never really taken serious thought about what it is that you want out of life.
Having a lack of focus and not really knowing what your real passions are can leave you in disarray.
If you feel as if nothing seems to make sense or if your life is just a big ball of frustration, then you are not alone.
This happens for many of us and can be highly attributed to negative beliefs.
Unfortunately, many people live their whole lives just bumping around and landing on whatever falls in their laps. They may be living according to social status or even competition.
And unfortunately, having the education, wealth and all the things that society defines as being successful, doesn’t mean that you are living your purpose either.
What is it to have this level of success and live in misery or feel as if you are lost?
What we must note is that although our loved ones and friends may mean well with their advice, they shouldn’t be given the power to define who we should become.
They don’t know what we are capable of achieving; what we should and shouldn’t be doing with our lives.
Sadly, you can live your whole life looking as if you have the whole world in your hands and still feel empty inside.
I once heard of a guy who lived in competition of someone he grew up with. He followed the same exact life that the other guy followed and was successful at achieving similar things.
But he was miserable and constantly complained of how much life sucked.
Why? Because he wasn’t living for himself, he was living in comparison to someone else.
To think that your purpose means that you need to keep up with the Joneses or have more than the guy you went to high school with, is a huge misconception as well.
The reality, we all have our own paths to walk. What’s going on in someone else’s life has nothing to do with what should go on in yours.
If you were to die tomorrow, can you truly say that you’ve lived the life that you’ve desired?
If not, it’s time for change.
Find Your Passion
You may have heard before that our passion is usually something that we would do even if we didn’t get paid for it.
It’s in our dreams and fills our hearts with joy. We light up with just the thought of what we wish to achieve.
Now, take some time to step outside of your current thought pattern. Think about what you are spending most of your time doing.
If it’s filled with mundane activity that has you feeling exhausted, then it may be time to find the thing that brings you energy and lifts your spirits.
You want to take your time with this. You don’t have to know all the answers for achieving your passion or feel as if you need to hurry up and achieve it right away.
Once you recognize what it is that you would like to pursue, go for it.
Make the decision, do the research, take the course or whatever it is that will put you on your path to your purpose.
And you will find that doors start to open, and opportunities will align for you in a positive way.
Just as you’ve lived the way that you have been living, you can now embrace more happiness, confidence and self-fulfillment by pursuing your goals.
So stay the course and live on purpose.