The way you get meaning into your life is to devote yourself to
devote yourself to
your community around you,
and devote yourself to
creating something that gives you purpose and meaning.
Do you ever feel like your life has no purpose? Ever feel like you are just walking from one day into the next, without really loving or hating it? Or feeling it? If you find yourself in this situation, boredom is your enemy. Everyone experiences boredom at some point in their lives, and it can stop them from meeting their full potential. If you want to get out of this dangerous rut and onto the fast track to fulfillment, then you are going to have to give up boredom. It is time to say to yourself that you will never be bored again!
Boredom is harmful to your physical and mental health. It makes you feel unfulfilled, unhappy, and tired. Inactivity breeds more inactivity, and it leaves you feeling empty and miserable. You have to make a conscious choice to intentionally break this dreadful cycle. If you are feeling bored and want to get out of your slump, do something. Anything! It really doesn’t matter where you start. Just get moving. If you find that you are not thrilled with your first choice of activities, then move on to something else.
Boredom and finding purpose
So how does this sense of boredom relate to helping you find your purpose? It’s really pretty straight-forward. If you are letting yourself become bored, then you are throwing up roadblocks along your own path to success.
Purpose is important because it can make you feel happier, and it gives you a reason to get out of bed every day. It will keep you moving forward, active, and healthy of mind and body.
The ideal, of course, is to be able to turn your life’s passion into a full time career. But, your special purpose in life does not necessarily have to be attached to your career. It could be a hobby or a charitable cause. It is something that you love doing and brings meaning to your life.
How do you go about finding your special purpose? The answer to this is straight-forward as well, although that doesn’t necessarily mean that it is easy. You have to open yourself to brand new experiences and get out “there” and do things. Making the effort to explore the world around you is a great way to discover your purpose and your passions.
Whether you’re reading new books, exploring different parts of your city, or chatting up people you’ve never met before, you will discover new things about yourself, learn more about your surroundings, and experience new adventures. New experiences have a great deal to offer. They get you out of the same old mindset and into some new ways of thinking and looking at things. This will likely stir some old passions and pique your interest in the world I which you have been otherwise sleepwalking. New encounters encourage you to try new things, develop new skill sets, and find new things that you excel at.
You can find your purpose in some of the strangest places, so don’t rule out any activity. After all, if you try something and don’t like it, you don’t have to go back to it.
It is having passions, and the perseverance to pursue them, that makes you a star. If you have been feeling a little bit empty lately, it is past time to fill your life up again with some passion!