Alive to Thrive

As we finish out the month and our talk on purpose this week I wanted to make sure that we covered something that’s really important about life purpose: it’s supposed to be a good thing.  Your purpose shouldn’t be something else to add to your to-do list, it shouldn’t be something that ruins your life or the lives of others, it shouldn’t be something that keeps you up unhappy at night. Your purpose should inspire you and motivate you and help you find the best things in life.

Discovering, exploring, following and fulfilling your purpose should improve your life, should help expand your mental and physical boundaries, should reveal more of the world to you, should teach you about yourself, and ultimately should help you thrive in life because your purpose should be something that makes you excited to get up, excited to learn and try new things and willing to work through whatever challenges you’ll face.

If you’ve forgotten what that feels like or have gotten distracted from living and enjoying your purpose I encourage you to take some time off this week to reflect and remember what it is like to have a purpose and how being involved in your purpose makes you feel.  Don’t let the doubts you have or doubters in your life influence your decision to start following your purpose or to pick it up again, choose to do what’s right for you and your life, what makes you feel good about yourself, makes you happy, helps you thrive and makes you appreciate all that life has to offer.

“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.”  Eleanor Roosevelt

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