OK, here we go, continuing into my series on Preventing Procrastination, Prizing Prioritizing, and Pursuing Purpose – now on the third segment regarding pursuing purpose. So now that we have covered the definitions of purpose and pursuit, just how do we pursue purpose?
Well, sometimes we just need to initiate a “do over” and begin at the beginning!
Sometimes we simply need a fresh start. It’s all too easy to get hung up on past mistakes or missed opportunities, and allow that negative energy to affect us so much that we get discouraged and feel like we’re hopeless cases.
Instead, as this quote says, we should consider yesterday’s mistakes as lessons learned, and use them to help us appreciate each new day and take advantage of the fresh start.
I have struggled for more years than I care to recall with the feeling that if I didn’t accomplish a certain goal “on schedule” (by my pre-determined timeline or “To Do” list), it meant I had failed for that day, week, or month. Rather than shaking off the negative feeling and self-condemnation, I often allowed the downward spiral to continue so I felt more and more miserable about myself.
The idea that “every day is a new beginning” – or that we can even have a new beginning in the same day, if the morning got away from us, for example – is a refreshing revelation.
An additional concept about beginning at the beginning to change course and pursue purpose with new incentive and determination is the importance of writing your plan and referring to it. I know not everyone who reads my blog shares the same beliefs in God, but some of these principles are still worth considering, whether you want to attribute them to God or reference another “Higher Power” beyond yourself.
“If you have been asking God to lead you
in the way you should go,
you will have a sense of purpose building in you.
You can ask Him to help you plan
your day, your week, and your life.
I encourage you to write down the things
that God imprints on your heart to do.
Writing the vision,
and placing it where you can routinely see it,
will help settle the plan God puts inside of you.”
So who’s with me?
Let’s make a fresh start together in pursuing our respective purpose in our lives!
Whether you trust God or another “Higher Power” for help along the way, or grasp the principles of the Laws of Attraction and speak positive affirmations over your life, today can be a new beginning on the path to pursue your purpose.