One of the reasons you are at the mercy of life is because you lack direction. Napoleon Hill said it best, definiteness of purpose. Having a purpose gives you direction, an aim, a target to shoot towards. You don’t want to drift through life on every whim and whistle.
I was caught in this maze of no direction. I use to get involve in things I had no business getting involved in. Things that didn’t serve me what so ever. I wasted time to please people, I wasted time doing things I knew darn well I didn’t have nor want to do.
Once I started taking personal responsibility and ownership of my time. Things changed. No I changed. Now I’m so adamant about guarding my time.
It all comes down to having a clear purpose. A clear direction of what you want, more so who you want to become.
My purpose is a driving force to do this blog and start online businesses to make a difference. This purpose has blessed me to not fear failure rather put my neck on the line. I’ve been bless to write books and don’t care what the critics say.
So how do you get to this level?
It’s easy YOU JUST MAKE A CHOICE.
It’s that simple.
Your choice could be not to be broke one more day of your life. Your choice could be to be a better man, a better father. Or it could be to not be in dysfunctional relationship. Whatever your choice is It will form a foundation to your purpose driven life.
But you have to come to that cross road. I can’t make you do it. Your mom can’t make you do it; your girl can’t make you do it. You have to do it. Plain and simple!
For me that decision came after I was let go from an employer in 2013. I had it. That was it, I got sick and tired of being laid off from jobs when I showed up on time and did my work. I got tired of putting my financial life in a company. I got tired of the rug being swept right from under me. Instead of getting bitter I decided to become better. I set out to learn new skills to become an indispensable asset to myself and others.
Sometimes life has to knock you upside your head to show you there’s a better way.
Here are some tips to help you get there.
- Wake up with a plan. Never go to sleep without writing down tomorrow’s goals. Write down exactly what you have to do and what you want to do. This is not a to-do list. This is a purpose list. This list should guide you towards your grand plan, your definiteness of purpose. For example if you want to make $50 a day online. What do you need to create to make this come true? What is the market crying for that you can provide? Answer these questions then break down the answers into small chunks and do them daily. Whatever you want to achieve, WRITE IT DOWN. Don’t leave it bouncing in your head. Jot it down. Ask good questions of what you need to do. Also what you can do to make it happen.
- Do not be a floater in life. Do not just sit back and let life pass you by. Trust me regret is the worst thing you could ever befriend. Regret will eat you up inside. Regret will make you wish you were dead. Regret will make you want to blame everyone. Regret is the worst friend in the world. Regrets sister is procrastination. Procrastination, she’ll tell you to do it later. She’ll tell you, you’ve got enough time. She is a liar and a robber of your talent and youth. Do not listen to her. Regret, and procrastination big brother is Fear. Fear introduced you to procrastination. He told you to listen to her and when you did. She introduced you to regret. These three are the worst kind of friends.You need to become friends with faith and belief. Belief always encourages you. He always has your back and helps you believe in yourself, believe in your dreams. Faith always trust in you. She always knows you can do it. So listen up.
- Get a plan for your life. Become the person you know you truly are. Screw the naysayers and haters. Focus on who you want to become. Focus on where you want to go. Focus on the life you want your family to have. Find that thing that drives you. Let it fuel your every waking hour.
- Another great reason to get a purpose is to avoid trouble. What I mean by trouble is that you will be so focused that drama, people’s problems won’t bother you. You’ll be able to avoid all the chaos that goes on in someone else’s life when you are purpose driven. It doesn’t matter if the sky turns pink. You’ll be so focus to accomplish your desired outcome it won’t faze you. Thinking this way keep your line on a clear path. If people, places, things don’t line up with your end game. You just have to let it not concern you. Everyone is given the same 24 hour in a day, 365 days a year. What you do with yours is the only thing that matters. Only noisy and people who don’t have a plan get busy getting in others peoples business. You are not that type. You are the type that gets stuff done, period.
If you haven’t found a desired purpose yet. Stick around this blog. Continue to read and look for answers. Most importantly if I held a gun to your head what one thing you wished you’d done? That answer is a starting point. Now go and just do it
At your service and here to guide you,