With my words, I hope to throw some oblique light upon your life.
I want to inspire you to see life differently or better.
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I’ve run my life by purpose, on purpose—my entire existence by concinnity. As I write this blog, I hope to bring you more passion and desire for your life. That’s something you can aim for and achieve excellence in. In all your life, strive toward continuity! (Definition: Concinnity–“The skillful and harmonious arrangement or fitting together of the different parts of something.”)
Things I have worked in these areas with purpose, and you should, too >>
If you can improve or master these areas, you will have a better life.
1. Understand what life should feel like.
“Living on purpose” means doing what matters to you in alignment with your thoughts, values, and beliefs. I can’t tell you what that could mean, but you know when you feel it.
Life is foggy, colorless, and dark when you are “not” doing that.
You are bored and busy at the same time, constantly tired.
Even small things feel like work.
You must find alignment in your life.
When you’re life is aligned, life is good and respectable. Things are easily accessible, you are happy, and everything works. You feel alive, passionate, and lit up from within your mind. You are not concerned with time or how to get to where you are going, and you’re sure of yourself, even if you’re scared at the same time.
2. You’ll need to tap into your calling within your mind.
Stop searching outside yourself for answers. There’s only one: be who you were born to be. Deep within, you know what makes you feel happy and alive. You’ll need to pay full attention.
Look for opportunities to practice kindness. My most significant accomplishments came from following this advice: “When you have a chance to help someone, and it’s easy for you to do…just help.” This can be as simple as writing a testimonial or texting a friend who is stumbling.
3. Get outside.
In the outdoors, you can appreciate beauty and excellence to feel a sense of awe in the world around us, whether from the beauty of nature or a smile on someone’s face, which can ignite a sense of purpose. Research shows that time in nature is one of the best ways to experience wonder.
4. Feel the fear of change and take the first step anyway.
You can wake up excited to start every day, open your mind, and break through barriers. Could you make a change and start taking action? This will take practice; you can work for a while to get there.
As you know, the unknown is scary. We feel safe and comfortable with how things have been. Fear is s part of us and will always be there, but it can’t rule “you” unless you let it. Take action toward your goals anyway. You don’t have to know how or feel ready or worthy.
5. Rethink your to-do list.
Your time is exceptional, and you should value how you spend it. If you don’t decide what matters beforehand, you’ll pay it all by doing things that aren’t moving you forward. You can fast forward to a year from now while you’re living on purpose.
Do you know if there is anything on your to-do list for today?
Review the items on your list and either delete them, do them, or delegate them. Sometimes, it’s even worth paying someone else to do some things so you can focus on what matters to you: the tasks that will get you where you want to go if you do them every day.
6. Check in with you daily.
As you awaken in the morning, ask yourself what is essential today? What could make you sleep better tonight? Most daily things disconnect us from ourselves, so practice tuning in. Just sit and think or journal whatever needs to come out for 15 minutes. Before you make decisions, make a change, or take action, ask yourself >>
Would you like me to do this?
Does this feel right?
Am I excited about the outcome?
You can make this a daily habit and set reminders to check in; otherwise, you’ll slip into old patterns.
7. Realize that you have everything you need.
This may be uncomfortable at first and may sometimes feel like work. But it’s worth the time when you’re working toward the right thing. You can deny yourself or say yes to your heart, but you choose, in the end, what you get. Could you do the work today to create the tomorrow of your dreams?
If you trust that it will work out, it will. Don’t worry if you don’t get the outcome you want today. Success will take time, which is why most people give up. You’ll never look back and think, “I spent too much time being me,” so keep going. It’s impossible to fail at being you.
You have everything you need. You will become who you are meant to be when you realize who you already are.
What new stories are you ready to write?
Inspirational quotes and motivational sayings have a unique ability to change the way we feel about life and can change our thinking.
They are so interesting, challenging, and essential on our path to joy, happiness, and finding ways to inspire ourselves and others.
Inspirational quotes and ideas give us a quick and timely burst of wisdom to get our focus back, offering the inspiration needed for the day or occasion.
I hope to inspire you with my words.
Words have power.
Are you accomplishing what you want before your eventual death?
At any age, you can (and should) make changes to make your life better.
How you think and feel about yourself, including your beliefs and expectations about what is possible, determines everything in your life, and it all derives from your quality of thinking.
Just as positive words can make someone smile, and a well-timed amusing quote can make someone laugh, your thoughts react to the world in real-time. You have this control!
You have complete control over only one thing in the universe — Your Thinking —, and that’s where motivational quotes come in!
To keep your motivation, you have to use each day as an opportunity to improve and get closer to your goals. It might sound like a lot of work—and with your busy schedule—next to impossible. But you can do it!
Self-talk is so essential—THINK RIGHT!
Motivational words, yes, they’re just words.
But they’re positive words; they will keep you on track.
Don’t forget that you are only as young as the last time you changed your mind!
Keep your thoughts and self-talk fun and productive, and always reach for more advancement.
Many of us have been through a point in life where everything seems to have reached a slump where nothing is meaningful anymore. If you’re going through something similar, these life-purpose quotes can help you to find the will to live your life to its fullest again!
“If you have a vital purpose in life,
you don’t have to be pushed.
Your passion will drive you there.” – Roy T. Bennett
“I believe purpose is something for which one is responsible;
it’s not just divinely assigned.” – Michael J. Fox
“It’s not enough to have lived. We should be determined to live for something.” – Winston S. Churchill
“The mystery of human existence lies not in just staying alive,
but in finding something to live for.” – Fyodor Dostoyevsky
“If you can’t figure out your purpose, figure out your passion.
For your passion will lead you to your purpose.” – Bishop T.D. Jakes
“Singleness of purpose is one of the chief essentials for success in life,
no matter what may be one’s aim.” – John D. Rockefeller
“The two most important days in life are the day you are born,
and the day you find out why.” – Mark Twain
“Great minds have purposes, others have wishes.” – Washington Irving
“The heart of human excellence often begins to beat when you discover a pursuit that absorbs you, frees you, challenges you, or gives you a sense of meaning, joy, or passion.” – Terry Orlick
“To begin to think with purpose is to enter the ranks of those strong ones who only recognize failure as one of the pathways to attainment.” – James Allen
“You were put on this earth to achieve your greatest self, to live out your purpose, and to do it courageously.” – Steve Maraboli
“The soul which has no fixed purpose in life is lost; to be everywhere is to be nowhere.” – Michel de Montaigne
“When you find your WHY, you don’t hit snooze anymore! You find a way to make it happen!” – Eric Thomas
“The person without a purpose is like a ship without a rudder.” – Thomas Carlyle
“The best way to lengthen out our days is to walk steadily and with a purpose.” – Charles Dickens
Each week goes by so quickly.
And time is going faster all the time.
Do you keep track of what you do each day?
Do this for a few weeks, and you will see your time differently.
5/20–After the 250-mile drive up to Beth’s parent’s house yesterday, Beth, her mom, and her sisters went to find succulents (cacti) today. This is Beth’s new passion, these little plants. While they were out, I went to Best Buy/Geek Squad to help with my computer. I found the help I needed, while Beth found the plants she wanted.
5/21–Connie is an old friend of Beth’s, having known each other since childhood. We ate a delicious lunch while there. Their son was there, and I taught Jordan to juggle! I’ve taught so many at this point. Their house is in a beautiful wooded area, the kind both Beth and I love. Thank you, Connie and John, for your hospitality.
5/22–The long trip back home. On the way, we stopped by to visit my old friend Liisa, who lives in Charlotte. I’ve known Liisa for many years by way of her brother, a juggler,
We met up at Aggies, where Liisa bought us a fabulous lunch at
Thank you so much, Liisa.
5/23–We are starting to eat the plants we are growing—lettuce and spinach we have been consuming. Today I pulled up two carrots, which are still small. Once things grow, there is little to do to maintain the garden. We should have a bountiful harvest of tomatoes when they ripen, seeing many flowers growing now, which turn into fruit. Would you like some tomatoes?
I am considering adding two more gardens (the 4’x8’ gardens I build.)
Have you started your gardens yet?
Let me know; I can help —
5/24–Lunch with Gary DeTeau. Gary has been a top chef in his life, and it shows. He cooked up some delicious shrimp that we ate for lunch.
5/25–Back with Gary. His land on Steven’s Creek is magnificent. He tells me he will be moving there in the future. Right now, he is living in a tent on the land he will be building in the n future, and it should be quite splendid.
5/26–Beth played the part of “happy homemaker” and baked banana cake and zucchini-pineapple bread, and I helped to put together a cucumber salad. One day soon, we can use the cucumbers, tomatoes, and onions we grow in the garden.
While Beth was out today, she bought a bird feeder. We had recently seen some and had to.
Is it time to “make” things happen and live a fuller life?
“Make” a great week for yourself.
So many people mindlessly shove food in their mouths, chew a little, then swallow. Each time you eat, you can make it a pleasant experience. You have a plate of food in front of you; for each bite, put something in your mouth, then put down the spoon or fork (or hashi). Experience the taste and texture of each bite. Chew with a smile on your face, then consume the next bite.
Do this every time you eat; make it a new habit.
You control your eating–you control your weight loss efforts!
Do something new daily, then keep doing it for the rest of your life.
Our bird feeder will be out.
You will see pictures.
Hopefully, it will attract eagles! (I think not, though.)
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