What is better than your purpose in life
Your inner compass - How to find your purpose in life
The biggest problem people face today is aimlessness. So the greatest advantage you can have over others is a goal, or more precisely a purpose in life that literally attracts you. Since this topic is essential to the life of a champ, this post will be detailed. Take enough time to study it.
Without orientation, we can only fail in life. Animals have it easier there. Their instincts help them to cope with their lives, but we lack them and we can only rely on our conscious decisions. However, without a proper purpose, making the wrong decisions is inevitable in today's world as there are too many temptations.
When we feel disorientation within ourselves, we are torn back and forth in everyday life and let ourselves be guided by the whims and opinions of others. It leads to mere drifting in life. This is not a life a champ wants to live. So how can you counteract this? With the help of a word:
That means we find our “calling” in life and then use it to be guided in our daily decisions.
As a result, we develop more self-confidence because we know why we are doing what we are doing. We know which battles and detours to avoid. We develop an unstoppable force when we harness the energy of purposefulness for ourselves.
“We have a responsibility to discover what we were made for, to discover our purpose in life, to discover what we are meant to be. And when we find that out, we should try with all of our strength and energy that we can muster to achieve it. "
- Martin Luther King Jr
So that means we have to find a higher purpose in life, a mission that gives us our own direction and not the one that our parents, friends or society wants for us.
It is not uncommon for this “life task” to be related to our special abilities, gifts and inclinations. It is often linked to our individuality, which makes us unique. We should build on what makes us unique, because it is rare and therefore makes us valuable.
The reason our generation is so overwhelmed with today's world is because it was not prepared for it. Our parents and teachers didn't have the same world as we did, so they could only prepare us for their outdated version of the world, but it no longer exists. In our now fast-paced world, we have challenges that we didn't have back then.
The software we got programmed is not suitable for the new world. We have to reprogram our minds to be successful in this world. The old way our parents went is no longer the best for many. You have to adapt.
The problem is that most of them are not aware of this and they are now trying to achieve something in the new world with the outdated software they received. You have to become aware of it and then take responsibility for adjusting your mind yourself. Nobody will do it for you.
The world now has a new order
One can respond to this new order in two different ways.
One is intoxicated by the new possibilities and welcomes the new order. You are open to it and recognize the possibilities that the new digital world brings with it, you are fascinated by it. You're young and full of energy. You experiment and try. This way you experience adventures and get to know many different fields. Obeying orders and listening to authority figures is seen as old-fashioned. Better to explore everything on your own, have fun and be open-minded. The main motivation is to maintain your own freedom and to go where you want.
The opposite way: You are scared of the chaos and inundated with the possibilities, which is why you quickly commit to a career that seems practical and lucrative. In addition, they still hope that it coincides with their own interests, which is often not the case. You may cling to your own parents. What drives them is to create the stability that is so difficult to find in this world. You can't stand going into the unknown and not handling the risk. The quick determination of a path without trying it out can lead to the fact that after a few years you realize that it is not for you and you don't know what else to do. The mind becomes disconnected from work and one becomes unhappy.
So which kind is better? As always, the middle is healthy, because it leads to finding your purpose in life and thus developing purposefulness.
If you don't have a purpose in life but jump from one thing to another or have a job that doesn't suit you, you will get bored more and more over time. This leads to the fact that one turns to different distractions in order to occupy oneself mentally. These distractions have increasingly diminishing returns, so you have to look for new, more extreme distractions that lead to addiction.
Only when you are alone and thoughtful do you feel the chronic boredom that gnaws at you and motivates many to take negative actions.
This leads to the fact that one becomes insecure and one becomes aware of the discrepancy between the dreams and the reality. Instead of solving this problem, most of them become stubborn and solidify their ideas. This in turn leads to envy and an attacked ego because you have nothing to show yourself and are sensitive to criticism.
It's like this:
We all want to believe that our lives are connected to a purpose and meaning, that we are connected to something bigger than ourselves. We want our actions to feel meaningful and significant.
Without this belief, we feel emptiness and depression. But people attribute this to other factors and thus fail to see the real reason. This importance has to be earned and very few do it.
Either you make something of the new order or you let it destroy you. The old meaningful systems of the past - religions, universal goals one could believe in, social cohesion - have largely disappeared in the western world. At the same time, however, there were also conventions, rules and taboos that kept you in check back then. This leads to the need to find meaning for yourself.
Since we do not rely on instincts but on our consciousness, we have the problem that our consciousness could decide at any given moment for a hundred different directions in which we could go. Most people don't have a compass to guide them and so they just wander back and forth.
We create our compass through belief systems, goals and above all through finding our individual purpose in life.
If we haven't found a purpose yet, finding it is also a compass. Cultivating purpose gives us a path to follow, an internal guidance system that guides us through life. The compass makes us feel that we are going in a certain direction. We know through him what skills we need to develop. We have goals and subgoals. If we lose our way, the compass makes us feel uncomfortable and we want to get back on track quickly.
In a world where so many people drift aimlessly, you can easily overtake them with your purposefulness because you can ask more of yourself. You have the energy, the fighting power because you are guided by a central idea and purpose.
When we activate this guidance system, all negative emotions that plague us in our aimlessness are neutralized and even turned into positive ones. We're not looking for constant distraction. We can do without instant gratification. Our minds are fully immersed in and enjoy work. We remember what we learn because we are emotionally involved in the learning process. When we doubt, we do not doubt our self-esteem but the quality of our work and so we can better deal with the doubt and optimize it.
We know who we are through our purpose in life - and this self-confidence becomes our anchor in life.
As children, we had tendencies toward certain things that attracted and interested us. Not infrequently these bring us to our purpose. Most of the time, as we get older, we are led away from these inclinations by the voices of our parents, friends, teachers, and society. We are told what we have to like, what is cool and what is uncool.
So we start to lose the sense of who we are and what makes us unique. We then choose a career that doesn't suit us. It is the uniqueness that we should build on the most.
So the first thing you need to understand is that a purpose in life is a human necessity.
Second, you have to find your purpose. You have to give your energy a superordinate framework. You have to explore the world, gain experience. The most important thing is to acquire skills. This is how you find your inclination and connect your mind to it. That doesn't mean that you have to become an entrepreneur, you can also pursue a calling as an employee.
What matters is that the calling is associated with a personal need and inclination, and that one's own energy moves one towards improvement and continuous learning from experience. Take the cultivation of your uniqueness and originality that comes with it to the extreme.
In a world full of people who appear to be interchangeable at will, you have to be irreplaceable yourself. Be unique by combining your skills and experience. That ensures true freedom and ultimate power.
So make it your business to find your inclination. It is not uncommon for the tendencies to be seen in childhood, since they were clearer there. In the course of our lives we often lose the connection to our preferences because we are too influenced by society.
It takes introspection and inquiry. Look for topics that have particularly fascinated you and moments in life when certain tasks or activities were easy for you. The calling can be a combination of different fields.
Experimenting with the skills and options related to your personality and inclinations is essential.
While I cannot say what the purpose in life should be, I can say what it shouldn't be.
Many people strive to create meaning and a sense of transcendence in a cheap way, that is, to find the easiest and fastest way with the least amount of effort. Such people are content with a wrong purpose which only offers the illusion of a purpose in life.
Everyone falls for the wrong uses because they're so simple, popular, and cheap. That is why it is important to develop an awareness of this. If we eliminate the impulse to respond to these inferior forms, nothing stands in our way. Wrong purposes lead to addiction, loss of mental strength, conformity and cynicism.
The most common form of false purpose is the pursuit of pleasure in all possible forms and all of them tend towards a dynamic of diminishing returns which leads to having to top it again and again and thus becoming a junkie. But money and success can also turn into a wrong purpose, and so can different lifestyles such as cynicism. Many also opt for the purpose of “getting attention” which of course is also absolute nonsense.
So be wary of all the wrong purposes. If you read all of the other ChampLife posts, you will easily develop an awareness of what is bad and what is good.
Now make it your task to find your inclinations and thus your purpose and thereby Purposefulness to develop. It will help you as it helped me when I found out about it.
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