Posts tagged Find My Purpose
Life Begins Today, At The End Of Your Comfort Zone

I'm generally the guy nominated to speak on behalf of the team for projects. I think it's because I don't put up much of a fuss. It's a quick game of not it, followed by a sigh of relief as everyone else settles into the role of spectator. I never felt vulnerable because it wasn't my story. I could speak without the fear of it being all about me. But when I started Simplify Your Why, a decision to design a life on my own terms, I realized that life begins at the end of your comfort zone.

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Wondering How To Be Successful In Life?

We don't control many of the things we pursue in life, yet we become angry, sad, hurt, scared or jealous when we don't get them. I believe that's because we haven't made an important distinction – the things that are in our control, versus the things we don’t have the sense to admit are outside of our control. So rather than plant your feet, learning to surf is how to be successful in life.

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Stay Inspired With A Quote Journal

Every artist or creative knows the feeling: you've been working hard on a project or an idea, it all seems great, like the best idea you've ever had, until suddenly you hit a wall. There are special terms for this sometimes, like writer's block, but other times it really feels like a dry period in which you cannot come up with a single good idea or solution to a problem.

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Being Too Comfortable Kills Your Dreams

I once compared my life to the Truman Show before he realized he was on simulated television. For those who haven’t seen it, the movie follows Truman – a man who was adopted as a baby and raised by a corporation inside a television show. He was unaware that everyone he met was either acting out a script or repeating lines fed to them by the show’s creator.

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Is Your House In Order?

Do you shy away from rules when dreaming of your ideal future? It's about freedom, man. Rules ruin the fun factor. Read that again in the Matthew McConaughey Dazed and Confused voice and you get what I'm putting down. I'm going to argue it has the opposite effect. Rules to live by liberate you. The foremost rule is that you must take responsibility for your own life.

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Am I Being Honest With Who I Am?

It is not enough to merely think about our potential. We need to discover it, to live it, to make it a reality. It begins as an image, something you want to see more clearly. You tell the world what you like and what you don't like, what is bugging you and what is giving you delight. You tell the world what you would like more of, what you would like less of, and through this clarity, a shift occurs.

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Are You Living The Life Of Your Choosing?

You are even if you don't think you are. Your willingness to live with your current circumstances is indeed a choice. One we perhaps wouldn't care to admit. Because who in their right mind would choose to stay in a job they hate? Or put themselves through the pain of a dysfunctional relationship? I've done both. On more than one occasion might I add. I had a willingness to accept fate as being out of my control.

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The Shortcut To Finding Your Purpose

The best way to predict the future is to invent it. Start by asking what do you want your days to look like? From the moment you wake up to crawling into bed. Was the day on your terms or did you find yourself caught up in someone else's urgent? How do you define living a life on your terms? Could be quite different from my stance. But, as we're both creative high achievers, themes pop up. Freedom and flexibility set the stage for what most of us want.

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Footprints On The Moon

It is easier to fall for anything then to stand for something. This plays to the desire of acceptance from our peers and harsh inner critic. It's not easy to live and act based on principles. But then again, if you expect anything meaningful to come with ease, you'll never do anything worthwhile. To live a life on your own terms is to take the difficult path. Swimming up current, battling the naysayers, until one day it happens. The impossible becomes possible.

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