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The Purpose of Life is a Life of Purpose

Many leave this planet confused and unfulfilled.

When the end of life approaches more people are filled with regrets than with the excitement of having given this life their all. And that’s sad.

The masses are quick to quit something that’s difficult and give up before they’ve truly given it a shot. Making life easy and pain free are two of the biggest contributors to a lack of fulfillment. In my opinion, it is partaking in difficult tasks and seeing them through that will lead us to a life we’re truly proud of.

When we quit something difficult, we are then steered away from the direction in which something is pulling us. Conceivably taking steps in the opposite direction of  something we truly want.

The real issue is when this pattern of giving up and finding excuses to not do something difficult becomes a habit. It starts to make up most of what you do. So you become full of excuses as to why you quit, and worse, full of regrets.

Regret becomes extremely overwhelming. Almost debilitating.

You then begin to convince yourself that this is simply who you are. Over time you may expect to quit, so you don’t even try in the first place.

Although temporarily comforting in the moment, consistent comfort and ease will lead to more pain and difficulty in the overall make up of your life. People who want to lose 50 lbs. might get some instant gratification from eating Oreos, but this consistent behavior leads to more pain and unhappiness then muscling through the difficulty of staying disciplined.

I believe that when we live in this way, we are taken further away from our purpose in this life. Our calling, if you will.

When we have no purpose or meaning it is very difficult to sustain happiness. A sense of purpose is what makes us jump out of bed in the morning. It’s what reminds us of why we’re alive.

Purpose gives us something to work for that’s bigger than ourselves.

But finding that purpose doesn’t come easy, and making a living off if it is even more difficult. Which is why you’ll have to go through some struggles and pain in order to obtain it.

But isn’t that what life is about? Shouldn’t we embrace the pain so we can enjoy the comfort? Shouldn’t we embrace the low’s along with the high’s, rather than looking for a way to medicate?

I believe so.

One of my favorite quotes is:

The purpose of life is a life of purpose

If the purpose of this life is to live with purpose, then why the hell isn’t everyone trying to work towards that?

People will say things like time, family and work are the biggest issues, but I call bullshit.

I understand that those things are factors, but if you want something bad enough you will find the time to make it happen. And if you don’t you will find regrets when your number is called.

It’s time that you make the changes in your life you need to make. Tomorrow, next week, next month and next year aren’t gonna be any better. There will always seem like there’s a better time. But that’s just bullshit.

There is no better time to start than this moment, right here and now.

Start the process. Start working towards becoming the person that was given the special gift that you have.

Now get out there and do it.

Thanks for reading.

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