Let’s see how your life purpose can be your ultimate focusing tool. First consider how do you deal with life’s ever-increasing pace of change?
The growing problem is that we are inundated with information, choices and constant “breaking news.” As a result, we become driven by distraction.
It’s like carrying too many objects and moving too quickly. We are trying to stay afloat and get through the day – not a fun way to make a living, much less a life.
By just trying to get through the day, we get bogged down in one thing after another. Where did we start and where are we going? Awash in hurry and worry, we feel like we are treading water. We are trying to keep up, but for what purpose?
How do you offset society’s ever-quickening pace? Discover and live your life purpose. It’s really the ultimate focusing tool.
It guides you on where to go, your destiny. You then feel energized and alive. You know that you are here for a reason, which you are playing out and advancing each day.
With a sense of purpose, life’s everyday stressors are put into a bigger context. They become part of building you and your character, so you can express your purpose.
Here are four key points to consider for using your life purpose as the ultimate focusing tool:
What is the purpose of your life? Your life purpose is all-important, yet seemingly elusive and abstract. It seems at once urgent yet obscure. It’s difficult to express, at least initially.
Yet with all its mystery, your purpose it’s what you are here to do and accomplish. It’s what makes your life more meaningful and significant.
Your life purpose gives your life a broad, overarching theme. It may focus on your love of music or humor. It may be raising awareness on social or environmental issues. It may be improving online or offline communication It may be building things, or performing with a greater purpose. it may be serving as a role model for others.
Close range it may seem hard to figure. Yet a wider lens can be revealing.
Your life purpose could be seen as a paradox. A paradox is defined: as “a seemingly absurd or self-contradictory statement or proposition that when investigated or explained may prove to be well founded or true.”
To explore this lofty yet practical topic, here are some things to consider:
Life comes with stress, some necessary and some not. Life is the ultimate stress test. So what can you do about it?
We want to help you develop a game plan for dealing with life’s tensions. In other words, ways to pass the ultimate stress test – your life.
Ordinarily, a stress test means finding out your heart’s health by going on a treadmill or other monitoring programs. For banks, a stress test determines how well they can withstand an economic crisis.
Making your dreams come true is one of the greatest joys in life. It’s also a key focus of holistic/spiritual life coaching. We’re all here to live fully – to feel alive, expansive, and engaged in creating a bright future.
This is what we call the “Heart of Success.” It makes pursuing your heartfelt dreams and goals an important priority and “Ground Rules” play a critical role.
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These steps are essential both for individuals who want to coach themselves to success and for holistic/spiritual life coaches who help clients to get the most out of life.
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Are you an introvert or extrovert? Here are a few important questions that can reveal a lot about yourself:
Do you tend to be outgoing?
Do you feel at ease socializing and networking?
Or do you prefer study, research and productive time by yourself, interacting with small groups and one-on-one?
Or do you fall somewhere in between on the spectrum, from gregarious to private?
Here at Awakenings Institute, we help people live fully, which includes realizing their life purpose. Part of finding out who you are and what you here to do with your life is to know yourself. As Socrates said,
Social scientists consider this inner-outer balance to be a primary personality trait. You self-actualize with gaining key self-knowledge, which includes knowing how introverted or extroverted you are.
Once you know your innate tendencies, you can use them more intelligently and leverage them for your full potential.
Thoreau advised to go “confidently in the direction of your dreams, and live the life you have imagined.” But how do you do that?
“Manifest” is defined as “to make evident or certain by showing or displaying.” How do things go from invisible to invisible, from your mind to appearing in the outer world, from your imagination to something you can see, feel, touch with your external senses?
One of the strange secrets of manifesting is you actually don’t know “how” things will manifest. Yes you have at least a sense of the outcome, where you want to go, but how exactly you get there is somewhat of a mystery.
What’s a must-have quality to live fully? The older you get, the more challenges you will face. By using your life experiences, you can navigate through the sometimes treacherous terrain.
To deal with challenges, both big and small, develop resilience — an essential spiritual quality. When you’re resilient, you recover from setbacks. You adapt to changing circumstances. And fortunately resilience is learnable, regardless of your genes or temperament.
It’s been noted that US college students in recent years have become less resilient. They seek help from counselors for ordinary problems like fitting into a new environment, living more independently, relationships and life’s problems (like finding a mouse in the dorm and having a mental breakdown).
Although genetics and early programming do make some people more resilient, all people can make changes in the way they respond. It’s important to become more resourceful and a problem solver, and not overly dependent on others. Resilience is not a fixed trait and you can shift your set point in this area.
1. Be Flexible
Like a branch, you need to be bendable or you will break. To be resilient, you need to be flexible. On a physical level, this means keeping your body in shape by eating healthily, exercising and resting sufficiently.
On a mental-emotional level, you want to be agile flexible and creative too.
Much of life takes place in our comfort zone. To survive, we need to be safe and protected. We naturally enjoy creature comforts. We also have routines to give us a sense of order and predictability.
But if we spend too much time in the comfort zone, it becomes a waiting room. Then time passes mindlessly and we live more on the surface of life.
Granted different people tolerate different levels of risk. Some are more server types and may smooth things over in their affable ways. Others are more warrior types, and thrive on risk and confrontation. Regardless of where you fall naturally on the spectrum, you still have a balance between safety and risk, the familiar and the new.
If you get too comfortable, you settle. As Abraham Maslow noted, “One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again.”
Many of us want the world to be a better pace. It’s in our true nature. We want to come closer to our ideal: a more loving, peaceful, generous and creative world. The key, as Mahatma Gandhi famously said, is in being the change you want to see in the world. This is an important life coaching tip and one that merits our attention.
Life coaches know that changing others is difficult, if not impossible, and it’s usually the wrong order of things. We know that change first starts within. Making this shift and being the change shapes our inner world. We feel better, more fully alive, and our outer world synchronously becomes a more harmonious place, too.
Sometimes being the change is more easily said than done. The solution, then, is to have practical strategies, which is our focus here.
It all starts within. As a life coach, you first embody the life coaching tips you share with clients. This is an important key for success. It’s holistic.
What would you think if your doctor prescribed daily doses of love and happiness? If you’re a life coach or care about the people in your life, what might it be worth to prescribe keys to more love and happiness to others?
This may sound strange at first, but it’s actually quite practical. You may discover that love and happiness are highly effective antidotes for conditions like worry, suffering, and stress, which are destructive to our health and well-being.
With a bit of focus, you may discover that some simple keys for experiencing more love and happiness can transform your life in unimaginably magical ways. Love and happiness may be the best prescription you could receive and share with the special people in your life.
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As Aristotle suggested:
“Happiness depends upon ourselves.”
Stress is approaching epidemic levels. With our increasingly rapid pace, it always seems like there is too much to do and too much information flying around to make any sense of it. According to recent stress statistics, more than 70% of the population suffers regularly from psychological and/or physical symptoms of stress.
Living with stress is so common, many consider it to be normal, but the body tells a different story.