Keep it Simple: Live with Purpose

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This is going to be one of many articles I will write on the topic of purpose. Perhaps because I feel that as we age our thoughts about life purpose continue to evolve. Today, though, I want to talk about it in the simplest terms.

At the moment, purpose is about what keeps me going each day – my routines, my joys, and what makes me content. I think that upbringing, circumstances, what we do, how we spend our day and with whom, informs our purpose. As those things shift and change over a lifetime, our purpose shifts, evolves and changes as well.

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Make Friends With Simplicity

What about embracing simplicity right now? After any major life transition, like divorce, we can struggle to find purpose in the midst of the chaos and uncertainty. That is why I suggest focusing on what is most simple to name and appreciate right now. What keeps you going each day? What is your routine? What are your joys? What makes you content? Focus in on those positives and allow them to pull you forward. Take small steps, take as much time as you need to heal, and go as slowly as possible. Before you know it those steps will get bigger, and you will be back in your stride.

Try to view the simplest, most meaningful parts of your life right now in the context of this quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson:

?When you do a thing, do it with all your might. Put your whole soul into it. Stamp it with your own personality. Be active, be energetic, be enthusiastic and faithful, and you will accomplish your objectives.?

Ask Yourself These Questions

What about focusing on your purpose from today onward with this quotation as your guide? What would that mean in your life? Do you think your daily routine, your joys, your encounters with others would take on a different level of importance and meaning? Do you think that your level of appreciation for what you do have versus what you no longer have, would change? This is my invitation to you give this act of simplifying a try.

Explore your purpose as you see it, at this moment in time! What do you have to lose? I believe this will change your life. If you would like to talk about it with me and your peers in a private group, join us on Facebook! We would love to hear your plan and know how you are doing.

Sandra Hughes

Sandra Hughes, MBA CPCC is a mentor and business strategist who is about one thing: elevating people to their full potential. Before starting her own business, over 30 years she held several management positions and was at Gap for 12 years — at one point becoming a Senior Real Estate Executive within the international division. Now, she helps professionals, entrepreneurs, freelancers, and consultants realign their lives in order to maximize their talent, reflect their values, and achieve the income they need to live and retire comfortably.

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