Living Life On Purpose

Living Life On Purpose

Living Life On PurposeThis week, I was given the honor and privilege to be a pallbearer at a family member’s funeral. When things like this happen, certain things become all to real.

Most people take life for granted and treat it as if it’s a dress rehearsal – but it’s not. It’s not like we can just try to do it right the first time and if we get it wrong we can just start over. We’re here only for a short period of time – life is but a flicker, and if we’re not living life on purpose, then we’re not really living.

This post isn’t for the faint of heart. If you like things to be sugar-coated and don’t like transparency and honesty, then this post isn’t for you. If you’re not seeking to grow as a person and/or as a business owner or entrepreneur, then this post isn’t for you. If you’re okay living a life full of complacency and apathy, then…no…this post isn’t for you.


Are You Living Life On Purpose?

Are you okay with where you are mentally, spiritually, emotionally, financially, and physically? Most people today, if they were completely honest with themselves, would say absolutely not. If you want to know what the next 5-10 years of your life will look like, just look at that last 5-10 years.

Here’s the cold hard facts…

We are who we are and we are where we are today because of choices and decisions we made yesterday.

Most people today don’t live life on purpose. The thought of living life on purpose is so foreign to them because their struggles have given birth to complacency and apathy has become like a second language.

If nothing changes today and we don’t make a decision to be, do, and have more…then the next 5-10 years will look just like the last.

Is Living Life On Purpose Really A Big Deal?

The Bible says in Proverbs 29:18 that “Without a vision, the people perish”. What are we really here for if we’re weren’t created to live life on purpose?

Jeremiah 29:11 says, “”For I know the plans I have for you” says the Lord. “Good plans to prosper you, not to harm you; plans to give you a hope and a future.””

We were created, by design, with purpose! I’m not here by accident – you’re not here by accident. You were created, by God, with a purpose in mind and He has a plan-a good plan-to prosper you and to give you a hope and a future.

You may not believe in God, but let me ask you a question: do you really believe that you’re here just to “exist”? Do you really believe that you’re life is comparable to a glass of spilled milk?

Living life on purpose means that you understand that life is a gift and we’re not promised tomorrow. If you’re living life on purpose, you’re not concerned with TV, video games, sports, having fun, being entertained, looking cool, or partying because you understand that to live life on purpose requires you to deny yourself, serve others, and impact the lives of those around you.

People that live life on purpose Live Life On Purposeunderstand that their time on earth is limited and they’re willing to do anything and everything they can to leave a legacy behind that will impact generations to come.

Steve Jobs is a prime example of someone living life on purpose.

Martin Luther King is a prime example of someone living life on purpose.

Jesus Christ is a prime example of someone living life on purpose.

Thomas Jefferson is a prime example of someone living life on purpose.

John Maxwell is a prime example of someone living life on purpose.

These are all purpose driven individuals that understood that in order to change the world around them and make an impact, they were going to have to live life on purpose.

Today, John Maxwell is still living with purpose and is known as the father of leadership and is one of the most respected authorities on the topic.

3 Dying Regrets

I recently read a post by Ray Higdon about Faith, Family, and Finances. I would encourage you to read the full post by clicking here. In this post, Ray shares how he had the opportunity to hear a speaker worth over $300 Million Dollars.

He talked about a lady who worked with the terminally ill and she found that there were 3 common things that those who were dying regretted the most.

They were, in this order:

1. Not spending more time with loved ones

2. Not living up to their potential

3. Not allowing themselves to be happier

Ray gives some practical insight and tips in his post on things that you can start doing, today, to make sure that you don’t have these same regrets. I would highly recommend you read his post and take his advice seriously.

If you’re not living life on purpose, then you’re not really living!

I would encourage you to wake up, every morning, with purpose. If we’re not living life on purpose, then why are we here?

There’s more to life than the everyday, mundane, 9-5 grind. There’s more to life than TV, video games, football games, and parties. One of the things that I never understood is why people would rather sit down in front of the big screen income reducer and watch other people live their lives instead of getting up off of their butts and live their own lives!

You’re not here by accident. Life is a gift – don’t throw it away…use it to be an blessing to others and share it!

 

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Leigh Ellis

Just a decade ago in 2002, Leigh was a broke unemployed skeptic living in his car and bumming showers off of any friends that would let him over to clean up. Fast forward several years later, Leigh has seen success by building 2 successful traditional businesses of his own as well as obtaining leadership positions in 2 network marketing companies. With simplistic and practical application, Leigh mentors others on the true value of Attraction Marketing and teaches people exactly how to succeed in their business. Connect with Leigh on Facebook or . If you’d like to know more about how Leigh can help you build your business, then contact Leigh by Clicking Here


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