Having a purpose in life is an important factor in ones journey. It allows for motivation, perseverance, willingness, energy, drive and most importantly direction, in life.
We all yearn to have a purpose to our lives. But how many of us actually feel that we have purpose today? Truth is, not many. Most are usually confused and uncertain as to why they even exist. The most common phrases I hear from clients are; “I live to work I think,” “I think I’m here for my kids,” “I don’t really know.”
The following is a great example of how purpose comes to be. Consider a shelving unit that has just been bought from a store unassembled. Within the packaging box, are all the necessary items and instructions that would yield a functional shelving unit.
An individual piece of this shelving unit may not serve much purpose. However, once all the pieces are put together in accordance to the instructions, the purpose is more apparent.
The instructions also play an important part in the shelving unit’s journey to completion, as they outline a system of actionable steps. If the instructions are not followed correctly, mistakes are bound to occur.
When all the pieces have successfully been put together, it becomes a shelving unit and a true purpose is seen.
We are similar; in life we have downfalls and we have opportunities, all of which are seen as “random” occurrences. However, these are not random at all. Everything happens for a reason and the final product always yields purpose, hence a purpose to our lives.
With reference to life’s “downfalls,” these are usually the universe correcting our own mistakes and setting us back on the right path. Even though we may not see it at first, things always tend to work out for the better.
Hope everyone has a great day and just remember, letting go and going with the flow, will allow you to find your true purpose in life. A purpose that will truly allow for contentment, happiness, success, wealth, fulfillment and a desire to keep growing.
Bobby Bains BHSc, Life Coach