Your life was designed to have purpose…

“Your life was designed to have purpose…”

You were put on this earth to make a difference… a massive difference.

Your life was designed to have purpose, not just be something that happens by accident.

You’re meant to make a very noticeable impact on the world, not just sit back and simply take life as it comes.

The problem is…

You’ve been brought up in a world that largely tells you you’re an insignificant pawn in this game called life. You have your place and that’s where you belong… and where you should stay. Of course, you don’t get told that directly. You just get little messages from the people who love you… just trying to help you survive life the best way they know how. Other people who have missed the boat, too. Other people who haven’t taken their opportunities to make a difference.

How often have you heard parents telling their toddlers to “be careful” or “slow down” or “take it steady” or…?

How often have you heard grandparents use the phrase, “You wouldn’t have seen that in my day” or “times have changed for the worse” or “when I was a lad” …?

But that’s only the beginning!

Wait till you get to school… and start struggling with your maths or your reading. Or maybe you’re not particularly good at sports… or you can’t use a saw or a screwdriver competently. The next decade or so will see your self-esteem battered as you sit test after test that simply reinforce the ‘fact’ that you’re average at best, but in many cases, you’re a total loser. The sad thing is, many children who are academically brilliant, also end up feeling like a failure… because they’re not top of their class at school and when they get to college or university they find they’ve slipped even further down the ‘pecking order’!

So, what do you do after education?

You find a job that’s safe.

A job where you can get regular promotions… to make you feel good about yourself!

A job that pays well… so you can buy a nice big house in a safe neighbourhood, and put the latest car on your drive and tell yourself you’re a success and that your life has real purpose and meaning.

The only thing is…

You’re not really happy…

Because your life doesn’t have purpose or meaning!

You don’t leap out of bed in the morning with a spring in your step and excitement in your heart…

You get up and simply go through the motions.

Another day at the office doing a job that for the most part is boring.

But hey, you’ve worked you way up from the bottom!

You’re a success… right?

The problem is, deep down, you know you can achieve more… you want to achieve more!

But to do that, you’d have to take risks… stop being careful!

You’d have to do things differently… not like your parents did… or your grandparents did!

You’d have to change the habits of a lifetime…

You’d have to make decisions…

You’d have to experience some failures…

But wait, you say…

I’m OK…

I’m comfortable…

I’m due my next promotion in a couple of years or so…

So, why should I rock the boat?

But are you happy?

Are you fulfilled?

Are you making a difference… a real difference?

When you leave this world, will you be remembered by more than your family and a few friends and work colleagues?

Will you have achieved anything that will stand you out from the crowd?

If you’re reading this and you’ve got a sick feeling in your stomach…

Or you have a feeling of sadness, because you know you’re currently on a road to nowhere…

Or you just hate your job…

Take out a piece of paper and write down one thing you’d like to achieve… really achieve in your life…

One thing you’d like to change in this world of ours…

And the one thing you want, above anything else, for your partner and kids (if you have them).

No holds barred.

No limitations.

Don’t worry about how you’d achieve what you’ve written down…

Just write.

The bigger your idea, the better.

Don’t hold back.

Don’t be influenced by what you think others will think of your idea.

Don’t be limited by what you think you can achieve.

Just write down what you really think…

What you really want to do with your life.

Now…

If you still feel sick in your stomach…

Or you’re starting to feel emotional…

Or you feel a buzz of excitement…

You’re on the right track.

If not, repeat the exercise, but this time think bigger.

And keep going until you start to feel some real excitement…

Some real fear…

Hand writing Purpose with blue marker on transparent wipe board.Now, you’re on your way to finding your purpose!

The most common question that comes next is, “If I feel this way, how come I’ve done nothing about it up until now? What’s stopped me doing this?”

And the answer is simple…

“The only thing stopping you… is you”.

Your way of thinking…

Your mindset…

Everything about you and the way you think has been moulded by your parents, family, friends, teachers, and society.

All the people who have been trying so hard to protect you and help you have actually been doing the opposite.

They didn’t mean to…

They just did what they thought was best.

Only it wasn’t…

At least not for you, it wasn’t!

The good news is, by working on yourself first…

By changing the way you see yourself…

By changing your mindset…

By removing the barriers that have held you back so far…

You can start moving towards whatever it was you wrote down earlier…

You can start to create some real purpose in your life.

You can really start to live!

The first step’s always the hardest…

That decision to change something that’s served you well to this point in your life.

If you’d like some help taking that first step…

Some help changing your mindset and breaking through the barriers holding you back…

Click the Schedule a Call button below to set up a short call.

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If I believe I can help you, we’ll set up a free strategy session, that will give you the opportunity to develop your thoughts and ideas into a real plan of action.

If you want my continued support, after your strategy session, we’ll talk some more. If not, you’ll have a plan of action to take yourself forward to create a more purposeful and happy life… with my best wishes for your success.

If you want to change your life, or any part of it, you have to change the way you think…

You have to change your mindset…

You have to change your behaviours.

Your next decision will have a massive impact on your life…

Do nothing and your life will continue on the same, steady path…

Schedule a call, and your life will change forever.

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What do you have to lose?

Your mission starts here…

There’s no cost, and if our purposes come together, we’ll schedule a FREE session were I’ll help you build a strategy to move forward.

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I look forward to helping you build a purposeful life.

Keith Jones

 

 

 

 

Keith Jones
Living a Life of Purpose

Keith Jones

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