We’re often distracted by the “how” aspect of living our life. When we should be focusing on identifying our calling or purpose. I should say “purposes” since we have more than one.
Something I’ve learned is that nothing else truly matters if we aren’t following our soul’s purpose. Once we find it, we can align all areas of our life so they point in the direction they should. It’s more than possible to do the things we love and live in the flow; we only need the proper mindset and motivation. We also have to take the necessary action.
Let’s delve into several ways to live with purpose, follow our passions, and live in the flow.
Understanding What Life Should Feel Like
When we live with purpose, it means we’re doing things that genuinely matter to us. These things are in alignment with our values and beliefs. While I can’t exactly tell you what that means for you, I can say that you’ll know when you feel it and when you don’t.
It’s as if things are colorless and foggy when we aren’t being ourselves, our true selves. We become bored yet busy simultaneously, which tends to make us tired all the time. The smallest of things feel like work. Many of us take tests to understand why we feel down or depressed and use medication to fix it.
That list can go on. My point is that if we continuously ignore our higher selves, we’ll eventually get a slap in the face to grab our attention.
On the other hand, when we’re in alignment, things in life are right. Things seem more manageable, and things just seem to work out. It’s at these times we feel passionate, alive, and have a light beaming from within. It is also during these times that we aren’t as concerned with ‘how’ to get where we’re going because we’re sure of ourselves, even if we feel scared at the same time.
Connecting To The Calling Within
I know I’m not the only one who’s been searching outside of myself for the answers. I’ve discovered that we’re simply meant to be who we are born to be. I’ve also learned that who we’re meant to be changes sometimes.
We can search the internet and libraries and take all the quizzes we find, but we don’t really need them. Deep within, we already know what makes us feel alive. All we have to do is pay attention to what brings us that thrilling buzz when we’re doing it.
It’s okay not to know what you’re mission is yet. You’ll be able to formulate it into words once you stop worrying about whether you’re saying it right or if other people will “get it.”
That said, sometimes the access to our soul can be blocked by things like confusion and doubt. This is especially true if we have ignored it for a long time. If that’s the case, practice connecting with yourself and tune inward to find what’s buried there. Ask yourself, “What do I need to listen to or know here?” More importantly, you have to trust the answer.
Journaling is an excellent way to achieve this, but you can also use meditation as well.
Worry More About Trusting Yourself And Less About What Others Think
Before we learn the “rules,” we’re naturally intuitive. However, there’s no right or wrong way to live as long as we’re living in a good way without harming others. If we don’t follow our intuition, we operate on others’ terms and conditions, and no one can truly tell us how we should be.
There will always be another approach we can take with everything. We don’t all learn the same way, sometimes our brain understands things differently; I was terrible at Algebra until I allowed my brain to sort it out in a way I could comprehend it. It just so happened that it wasn’t picking up what the teacher was putting down.
Visionary leaders tend to do things differently, which is why we stand out. We question the norm so we can find what is right for us.
Confidence and self-belief is the key. Imagine, if you will, that you’re incredibly successful. Nobody would question you because you’d be sitting on top of the world. That said, who would you be? How might you act?
We must consciously decide that we know what’s best for ourselves. We have to trust in our ability to make the best choices for ourselves in areas of our lives that are important to us.
Feel The Fears And Take The First Step Regardless
We should be excited to start our day, right? If you aren’t, it’s time to make a change. Maintaining alignment takes practice, but we don’t have to work forever to reach it.
The unknown can be scary. Even if we’re not happy with our job or daily routine, we often become comfortable with how our current flow is “flowing.” Fear is naturally a part of us and will always be there in one way or another. However, it will only rule us if we allow it to. So, take action toward reaching your goals, regardless.
Deep down, I always knew I wanted to be a writer. However, I worked many other jobs until I reached the point I am today. When I finally realized that I was struggling to live and thrive, I decided it was time to change direction to make it happen. I allowed myself no other option other than to follow the flow of my passion. I haven’t looked back since.
Reconsider That To-Do List
Time is one of our most precious things, and we should value how we spend it. If we don’t take the time to decide what things matter in advance, we’re destined to spend all of it doing things that keep us running on a treadmill rather than moving forward.
Outlining our goals and dreams isn’t a one-time thing. We should set goals for ourselves, identify the actions required to get there, and schedule them every week or every other week. Remember, we must set attainable and realistic goals; otherwise, we set ourselves up for failure.
If we don’t care enough about a goal to take the necessary steps to reach it, then maybe it doesn’t matter as much as we thought it did. In that case, we should revise our list and change direction if necessary. However, if we want to reach the goal badly enough, we should be sucking it up and putting in the work to get there.
Remember to check in with yourself daily. Before you hop out of bed, ask yourself what is important for you today. Many of the things some of us do all day tend to disconnect us from ourselves. It’s our job to reconnect and live with purpose.