Identify your purpose. THINK about it. What do YOU want to do, to be? What fills YOUR soul? It’s not about what society, or even your parents, are telling you which shoes to fill. It’s about what YOU think fills your cup. And, it’s ok for that to change. It’s ok for us to want to be more than one thing in a day. And, it’s ok for us to completely change our minds after we try something that didn’t feel the way we thought it would. The more important thing is this: it must be conscious. It can’t be just waking up every morning and launching off into the world blindly, with no vision or direction or value system to build from. We must invest time into focused thinking.
Are your actions in line with your purpose, the person you are proud of being, and the direction you want to be moving? Or, are we doing things that we are trying to keep secret or hide from others, things that we know aren’t our best interest or the best interest of the ones we love, or things that we will likely regret afterwards? We must act in a way that we are spending most of our time doing things that are moving the needle towards what truly fills our cup, what makes our soul radiate light and joy. So much real light and joy that others feel it when they are merely in our presence.
What is all of this thinking and action worth if we don’t take the time to reflect on it and figure out if it’s actually working or not? For every rare time when things work out just as we had planned, there are countless other times when they don’t. When we need to put on our adversity helmets and head first through the many brick walls that we never saw coming. Because for every brick wall we survive running through, we know we come out stronger, tougher, and more resilient to the next one that will also stop us in our tracks. We must reflect, for if we do not, we will likely miss the meaning…the rich, beautiful meaning…in living this life full of purpose and conscious action.