Being able to live life with more purpose is something we’d love to experience more of every day.
It’s unlikely we’ll live life with more purpose if we’re not intentional about what and how we do things daily.
Those who live life with more purpose:
Have a more positive outlook on life.
Are healthier mentally, emotionally and physically.
Tend to be happier.
Are more generous and service-minded.
Feel more successful.
Often leave behind a legacy for others to enjoy.
What Does it Mean to Live Life With More Purpose?
When we’re living life with more purpose, we:
Have a higher level of clarity.
Do work that matters or is meaningful to us.
Find it easier to make decisions.
Have a high level of trust in ourselves.
Are driven to serve and make a bigger difference.
Even though we want to experience more passion in everything we do, we don’t always take the necessary steps. Knowing a few simple things we can do daily to
live life with more passion is highly beneficial.
The pressure we face to manage our daily demands and get things done can cause us to lack motivation occasionally.
When we’re always busy or under pressure to meet deadlines, it can cause us to:
Generate additional stress.
Lose focus why we’re doing the things we are.
Not feel or operate at our best.
Do poor quality work.
Things That Can Cause You to Lack Motivation
Motivation can be difficult to sustain and easy to lose. Therefore, we have to know the contributing factors that can cause us to lose motivation. Some of these things include:
Doing the same things repeatedly over a long period.
Not inspired or passionate about what we’re doing.
Not having clarity on the benefits of doing the things we are.
Feeling we have to do something rather than wanting to do something.
Having too many things to do.
As lack of motivation is something we’ll experience, having techniques we can use to get motivated again will be beneficial.
Having the ability to accelerate our achievements so we can have more success can be learned and developed.
One thing common amongst us is we’re programmed for growth. This means we’ll always desire more. This can be more success, more happiness, more money or more things.
Why You Should Accelerate Your Achievements and Have More Success
As we’re all unique, more success can mean different things to us. Having more success should not be viewed as a bad thing. There are many advantages to having a desire for more success and some of these include:
You will grow into a better version of yourself.
You will be able to do more good in the world, such as being more generous or providing more service.
You will develop bigger dreams or set bigger goals.
You will be able to support others in having more success.
You will be able to leave behind a legacy that generations to come can enjoy.
Knowing how to accelerate our achievements so we can have more success comes down to a few fundamental ideas.
In an ideal situation, being able to replace a bad habit with a good habit should be easy to do.
As our habits are ingrained in us, to change them will require discipline and commitment.
If we want to know if we have bad habits we need to replace, we should review our present results. If we aren’t happy with our present results, chances are we have habits that aren’t serving us.
As awareness is the first step to making any lasting change, we must recognise the habits not serving us. When we notice the habits we’d like to replace, we have to learn how to make new habits stick.
The Costs of Failing to Replace a Bad Habit
It’s one thing to know we have a bad habit; it’s another thing to continue on with it. If we choose not to replace a bad habit with a good habit, it will:
Affect our self-confidence and self-esteem.
Cause us to trust ourselves less.
Affect others we associate with regularly or who depend on us.
Lead to other costs either physically, financially or emotionally.
Slow our progress towards what we want.
To improve continuously, we have to replace our bad habits with good habits.
It’s not uncommon to go through periods where you may feel you need to reignite your love for life.
We’ve all been there. Circumstances and our daily experiences can cause us to feel deflated, mentally drained and have low levels of motivation.
Things That Can Cause You to Lose Your Passion for Life
Sometimes when we feel whenever we take a step forward, things happen that causes us to take two steps back.
Common things that can cause us to lose our passion for life includes:
Doing the same things over and over, with no variety or novelty.
Not having clearly defined goals.
Not taking care of ourselves mentally, emotionally and physically.
Being tired and frustrated with our current reality.
Not having nurturing or inspiring relationships.
Being under pressure or stress to make ends meet.
Having things that can help us
rekindle our passion and love for life is highly beneficial.
Knowing how to protect our confidence, especially after a painful experience, is vital if we want to achieve meaningful things.
Confidence is developed over a long period, but it can be
destroyed very quickly. An event or experience we deem to be a failure can be the catalyst that affects our confidence.
Even though failures are learning experiences, they can still be painful.
Things That Can Affect Your Confidence
There are many things that can affect our confidence negatively. Examples can include:
Suffering an injury and not believing we can get back to how we were before the injury.
Experiencing a financial loss because of a decision we made.
Going through the loss or break-up of a personal or professional relationship.
Having an event or venture not go the way we would have liked.
Having someone criticise or discredit us.
There are experiences or events every day that can affect our confidence, therefore we must be able to protect it as best as we can.
When things don’t our way or when we go through challenging times, we may believe life is difficult.
Challenges times can include:
Facing a health issue, either personally or by someone close to us.
The loss of a friend or loved one.
Relationship struggles, either personal or professional.
Pressure working at a job or running a business.
Financial difficulties that may generate additional stress.
The Dangers of Believing Life is Difficult
Unless we have a
healthy mindset or attitude, holding onto the belief life is difficult can cause:
Reduced motivation to do the things required to move forward in life.
Lower self-confidence or willingness to take new risks.
Emotions of sadness, unease, anxiety, frustration and overwhelm.
Feeling mentally, emotionally and physically exhausted.
Additional strain on relationships.
Our experience of life often comes down to our beliefs, the choices we make and the actions we take daily.
Going through challenging times will be something we’ll all experience in our lives. It’s helpful to have reminders or truths we can refer back to, that can get us through those challenging times.
Learning how to use frustration as fuel for more motivation is a mindset that can be developed.
It’s not uncommon for us to have experiences regularly that cause us to get frustrated. If we don’t turn our frustration into more motivation, it may affect our progress towards our objectives.
Since we generate motivation from within, we have to ensure we’re doing all we can to
have a healthy mindset. Things That Trigger Frustration
Whenever we feel frustrated, it means there is a gap between what we’re experiencing and what we want.
Common things that can cause frustration are:
Being unable to do something we want to.
Having an experience we deem to be unpleasant or annoying.
Not having something go the way we expect it to.
By using frustration as
fuel for more motivation or inspiration, we can continue making progress and accomplish what we want.
As we get started with a new year, it’s normal to want to perform better this year than last year.
One decision we can make to elevate our performance this year is to choose to spend more time with other achievers.
As we become like the people we spend most of our time with, find out why being around other achievers can elevate your performance this year
in this post.
Having inspiring and supportive people in our lives will make us better performers. Please
revisit this post and find out things you can do to elevate your performance this year.
Question: What is one action you will take that will support you in being a better performer this year?
The start of a new year is a really good time to set new intentions and aim for big breakthroughs.
While aiming to have big breakthroughs is valuable, we also have to be aware of what can prevent us from having those breakthroughs.
In this post I’ve previously written, find out the
deadly mistakes that will prevent you from having a big breakthrough this year.
You will have the opportunity to learn strategies that will help you make this year your best year yet.
Read all about it here.
Question: What is one big breakthrough you are aiming for this year?