It seems very logical and normal to assume that:
Everyone has their own dreams. Everyone has something they want to achieve really badly. Everyone knows the destination they want to arrive at in their lives.
Well, that’s half true. It’s a matter of time really. Upon reaching a certain point in our lives, we will be clear with what we want to achieve.
But, at this specific moment, there are probably millions of people being miserable with their lives. They don’t have a clear direction. They don’t know where their destinations are. They don’t have a purpose. They are stuck in a maze, lost, floating on a vast ocean.
If you once asked yourself this:
“What is the purpose of living in this world?”
“Why are we living? What is the purpose of life?”
Then you have been in the maze. Everyone will feel trapped in their lives eventually. That’s part and parcel of our life. We will get lost in lives, we will feel confined. Don’t feel bad about it. That’s extremely normal!
I’m not going to tell you how to find the purpose of lives, because I don’t know how. I’m searching for it too. I’m like you. I certainly have no idea how I’m going to find a way out of the maze. But like I said, it’s just a matter of time. Besides, I don’t think you need someone to tell you your purpose in life. Your life is yours and yours alone, so you have to search for it on your own.
This is also not about how to find or cultivate your passion. It’s got nothing to do with how to figure out your dreams.
It’s about a mantra, which everyone can apply in their lives, no matter who you are, where you from. A daily goal which keeps you pumped up while on the pathway of searching for the purpose of life.
All you have to do is:
To be better than you were yesterday.
Keep these 7 words in your mind. Repeat it to yourself every morning when you wake up, and before you fall asleep every night.
When you feel lost and overwhelmed in your life, feeling like there’s nothing you can do to make things right, you are wrong! There is one thing you can do. To constantly improve yourself, to become a better version of yourself compared to yesterday. In our lives, we must always improve ourselves little by little, day in and day out.
So, how do we become better than our former self?
You can begin with practically anything in your life. It can be forming a healthy habit, learning a new skill or enhancing your current skills.
If you never had the habit of exercising in the past, then to be a better version of yourself, you can start exercising today. I’m not telling you to make a significant change in your lifestyle. You start small, take baby steps. It can be as simple as exercising for a short period of time, like doing 10 push ups or having a brief walk in the park.
If you are addicted to coffee in the past, you can reduce your daily intake of caffeine today. Instead of drinking the usual 3 cups of coffee per day, reduce it to 2 cups per day. Or maybe you used to eat junk food while watching television, today, what you can do is to avoid eating junk food while watching your favourite programmes.
Perhaps you want to finish a book but you only read 20 pages every day. Today, break the previous record. Make yourself read 25 pages instead. Or, spend more time listening to those around you today instead of interrupting them while they are speaking. Listen to understand, not to answer.
It can be absolutely anything, be it from your workplace to your personal life – to improve your performance at work, increase the amount of time you spend with your family, or even, going to bed earlier. It doesn’t matter even if you are only improving the tiniest aspect of your life. Little things can make a big difference.
Don’t know where to start?
If you have been losing your sense of direction in life for a long time, feeling lifeless and don’t know where to begin, I suggest you start practicing gratitude. Appreciate everything around you. Take a minute from your day and sit down in a quiet room. Close your eyes and think about all the great things that had happened to you. If nothing comes across your mind, remember this:
YOU’RE STILL ALIVE
And life is full of possibilities.