What motivates you to get up in the morning? Mine was being a single parent for years. It was my reason for getting up in the morning. Everything about my life was tied to that part of my identity. The "empty nest" hit hard and I had to find my purpose. Finding your purpose is powerful and it goes well beyond the satisfaction of knowing you’re doing something worthwhile. Let’s take a look at five different good reasons to spend the time to find your “why”.
You’ll Feel Less Stressed
How much mental energy do you spend trying to figure out what you should be doing each day? Does this make you anxious or is it a source of worry for you?
When your “why” is clear in your mind, you don’t have to worry about that any longer and feel less stressed. But there’s more to it than that. When we aren’t following our purpose, we aren’t happy. It’s no wonder that you’ll feel calmer and more relaxed about life in general when living a purpose-filled life.
You’ll Get More Done
Time flies when you’re having fun and it slows down to a crawl when you aren’t. Along the same lines you get a lot more productive and get through your workload in a lot less time when you have a purpose and are passionate about what you’re doing. I’m sure you’ve noticed this in your daily life. When you’re working on something you enjoy or something that’s important to you, the work almost seems to do itself. You don’t even notice how long or how hard you’ve been at it.
You Do A Better Job
Not only do you get things done faster, but you also learn more and get better at what you love to do. As a result, you do a much better job. Now there’s a great reason to find your why and follow your purpose.
You’ll Feel Better About Yourself
There’s nothing better to lift your mood and boost your self-esteem than doing some good. Don’t be surprised to notice quite a bit of this once you figure out what your purpose in life is and then do what you’re meant to be doing, helping those in need.
You’ll Be Happier
All of this leads to one all-important end result. You’ll be happier. You’ll be more fulfilled with what you do and live a more content life. That something we’re all striving towards. The secret to lifelong happiness is to find your “why”.
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