What does it mean to live with purpose? This is something that people can spend their entire lives trying to figure out! It’s not an easy answer because your purpose will be different from every other person, but there is one thing that I believe is true for everyone: having purpose will change your life.
When you have purpose in your life, your priorities will align and you will spend your time pursuing your purpose. You feel fulfilled because purpose and passion go hand in hand. Find the things that light you up and pursue them wholeheartedly.
One of the best questions I ask myself in order to realize what I am passionate about is this:
IF YOU KNEW YOU WERE GOING TO DIE ONE YEAR FROM TODAY, WHAT WOULD YOU DO AND HOW WOULD YOU WANT TO BE REMEMBERED?
This may seem like a pessimistic thought but it really forces you to focus on what your priorities are! Stop and think about what you would want to be remembered for. When you know what you want to be remembered for, then you can start moving forward.
For me, I want to be remembered as someone who cared for people. Someone who found ways to make other people’s day better and made them feel empowered. When I think about how I want to be remembered, it gives me focus on how I want to live my life in order to achieve that. That’s why I started the Million Dollar Bathrobe brand – I wanted people to realize their full potential and have the courage to pursue their dreams. My purpose falls in line with my passion!
When you think about how you want to be remembered, visualize your dream. Breathe it in and envision it before you. What are the necessary steps in order to become this type of person or to achieve this goal? Do you need to make any changes to your life?
Finding your purpose means making sacrifices. We all have bad habits that stop us from fully recognizing our purpose and these bad habits need to be taken out of our life.
Finding purpose is a little bit like looking at a pile of puzzle pieces. You don’t know exactly where all the pieces go yet and sometimes you make a mistake and try to fit two pieces together that just don’t fit. But in the end when the puzzle is done you can see how every piece helped complete a beautiful picture! Your life is a work of art that only you are designing!
I live my life with purpose by taking time to focus on why I do what I do. It keeps me grounded and reminds me of my core values. I am passionate about my values and I find my purpose through living out these values. When we are real with ourselves and know what we love and why we love it, then we can start being authentic and live a purpose filled life.
Pursue what you love and what makes you feel more alive than anything else and you will find your purpose there.