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Are you currently living an unfulfilled life? Do you feel like you’re not living to your full potential, or experiencing the happiness you want? Often the reason why this can be so, is due to a lack of doing things that truly make you happy and bring out the best in you.

If you’re currently finding this to be a problem for you, then the following tips will help you:

Find your purpose

Each one of has things in our lives that have real meaning to us. It could be strengthening our bonds with our families and friends. It could be making a difference in the lives of people less fortunate than us, or bettering ourselves so that we live more wholesomely.

Find what matters the most to you, and creates a drive in you to do something about it. Such activities are exactly what you want to do to get involved in to help you live with more purpose.

Follow your dreams

Your family and friends will want the best for you. They will want you to do things in life, and behave in particular ways.  However, keep the final decision making for yourself and ensure that what you’re doing is what you really want to do in life and it isn’t someone else’s dream that you end up living.

Increase your focus

Although you might have a number of different callings, work on each one first with focus before moving onto the next. Doing this will help you to put in the needed effort to work on one thing you are passionate about and do it well, before moving onto other interests.

Take responsibility

In order to live with purpose, plan the activities you need to take to realise your dreams and take complete responsibility for the actions you will take to make a difference in the world. By doing this, you’re also taking responsibility for your life.

Stay true to your core values

A wonderful practice to support living a life of meaning is, to stand up for and live out your core principles without compromise. We all have certain beliefs and principles, which are our own truths. By living your life aligned with your core values, your sense of living with purpose will increase.

Be simple

Where possible, simplify what you need in your life, be it the food you eat, the drinks you drink, the clothes you wear and any other material objects you feel you really need, but in reality you can do without. Again, this will allow you to focus more authentically on your purpose and on those other people involved.

Be flexible

You may have set out to do an activity that will increase your sense of purpose. However, the world is full of change as is your own life. As time goes on, and if your own priorities change, be flexible enough to move the goalposts in order to now give focus to other activities, which also hold importance to you.

My friends, it’s over to you:

• What other ways can we use to live our lives with more purpose?
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Photo Credit: Ron Mader