Day 2: Why It’s Important To Find Your Purpose

In yesterday’s blog post kicking off our challenge, we talked about what it means to live with purpose, and I briefly touched on why it’s important to live that way. Today, we’re going to dive a little deeper – making the decision to live your life with purpose, and then finding said purpose can have a profound effect on your life.

Purpose Gives Your Life Meaning
When you decide on your life’s purpose, it gives everything you do a lot of meaning. Every step along the way, and all the work you do towards reaching your goals, serves to bring you one step closer. It becomes much easier to get things done, when they are done with purpose and with a firm goal in mind.

Purpose Creates A Value System
Living with purpose helps you define and set a system of core values that will guide you throughout your life. You don’t have to waste time and energy each day trying to figure out if what you’re doing is right or worth doing. As long as it aligns with your purpose, you know you’re on the right track. That gives you a lot of confidence in what you are doing.

Purpose Increases Your Feeling Of Self Worth
When you are living with purpose and working towards a worthwhile goal, you can and should take a lot of pride in what you do. With each passing day, and each small step that you reach towards that goal, your sense of self-worth will also increase. Use that feeling to propel you through the next day and the next challenges ahead.

Purpose Leads To Fulfillment and Happiness
Living a life with purpose, that’s meaningful and gives you a sense of self-worth and confidence leads to happiness. Give it a try during this 30 Day Challenge and create a purpose for yourself. At the end of the month you’ll notice that you are not only more confident, but also more fulfilled. The true secret to a happy life is being completely fulfilled by the life you’re living.

We are social creatures who need to make a difference and have a purpose, a place in society. We may think that material things bring us happiness, but what truly matters is how meaningful, helpful, and purposeful what we do is. Don’t be surprised to notice a measurable increase in your overall happiness at the end of this month-long challenge or journey towards a purpose driven life.

Purpose is Good For Your Mental And Physical Health
Last but not least, living with purpose is good for your health. Being needed, being helpful, and adding value to the lives of others has a measurable effect on both your physical and mental health. Living a purposeful life decreases your risk of heart disease and stroke, while it is also protecting you against depression. In fact, one of the best ways to fight depression is to find meaning and purpose in what you do each and every day.

Put what you’ve read today into action – take a look at where you are with regard to your purpose, and make the decision to live your life with purpose, and to infuse that purpose into your daily routine.