To direct means to organize, manage, and take control of. In order to have direction in our life we must organize, manage, and take control of our life. How do we take control of our life? By setting goals and creating structure in our lives. Structure is to construct or arrange according to a plan, give a pattern or organization to. You need to keep your life organized and on track to achieving your goals and improving. We can sometimes be too hard on ourselves if we fall short, or have an “off” day. What is important is that we are better today than we were yesterday, and if you have a day where that isn’t true then there is always tomorrow to be better. Don’t get caught up in comparing your life to others, it has never done anyone any good. Instead, compare yourself to your past self. Following the principles in this blog series you should see how far you’ve come. Just be better.
Purpose is the reason for which something exists. I hear people tell me that they are waiting to find out what their purpose is, like they are waiting for the universe to tell them who they should be or that they are trying to “discover themselves”. This is just not true! The purpose of life is to give life purpose. We must determine what we want our purpose in life to be and make it so. For me, part of my purpose in life is to help people to feel better about themselves. Because of my desired purpose, I went to school to get a degree that allowed me to be a therapist. Now I can fulfill my purpose of helping people feel better about themselves. Your purpose will be different and heavily influenced by your morals, values, and standards.
Having direction and purpose gives our life meaning. When we have meaning we feel valuable because we are not only improving ourselves through direction we are living according to our purpose. When we feel valuable it is hard to not love ourselves. Don’t give yourself an excuse to not like who you are, start making changes today.
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