many of us live like goldfish, swimming
in the same orbit day in and day out feeling
uninspired, tired, bored and sometimes
is much too precious to waste that way.
Every person has a unique purpose in life.
I implore you not to waste your days berating
yourself for what you don't know and don't
do well. Instead, discover your strengths,
purpose and build your
life on those.
Here are 10 ideas about living a meaningful
life, as I understand them. Embracing
even a few of these will help you begin
the exciting journey of self discovery.
are all here for a purpose. Your being
here makes a difference. Your purpose
may be obscure to you and a challenge
to discover. Start
now. There are many resources, coaches
and books to help you with this endeavor.
secret to fulfillment is self
knowledge. Start the exciting journey
second part of the secret to fulfillment
is to apply your self knowledge
to what you do and how you live. The
more you know,
the more you can actively pursue your
waste time lamenting what you don't
do well. Concentrate on your strengths.
Those reflect who you are. Leave the
other things to people who do them well.
on your strengths. Do more of them and
give yourself recognition for doing
the things you do well.
attention to the small details that
you enjoy in your everyday life. Do
more of them.
attention to the small details you don't
enjoy. Find ways (such as delegation)
to eliminate as many of them as possible.
a journal and put particular emphasis
on the things about yourself and events
in your life for which you are grateful.
an effort to release the negative aspects
of your past. Try not be imprisoned
by your past. Do not define yourself
by your past.
by giving back to the community. Volunteer
in a meaningful way that suits who you
are and your interests.
the journey. You will get to know and
like yourself in a whole new way. Work
with a friend, hire a coach, and use the
resources out there, to help you with
objectivity. Have someone point out the
good things about you that you have a
tendency to overlook. As soon as you stop
doing what you hate and start doing what
you love, you may find your life more
meaningful and fulfilling.
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