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5 Ways To Live Life On Purpose

Living in a fast-paced world, it’s easy to get caught up in a vicious cycle of life’s distractions.

From chasing the next dollar, to dropping kids off to school, and racing between personal and professional obligations, while making it all look easy.

Sometimes, you are moving so quickly that you don’t take the time to slow down and “smell the roses” or take inventory of what’s happening in your life. In order to remain loving, happy and healthy, there needs to be a balance. Choose to live your life on purpose and not just simply drift through daily tasks and routines.

Here are 5 way to live your life on purpose:

 

1. Learn to say no!

There are many of you who may feel like you are letting people down if you say ”no” and assert yourself. Perhaps you are the person in your family or at work that everyone relies on. With this type of expectation, it can create pressure on you to overextend yourself.  Learning to stand in your truth and honoring your feelings is your right and choice to do what is best for yourself.

“The best way to predict the future is to create it.” – Peter Drucker

2. Make time for YOU!

Taking care of others can be a very rewarding experience. The self-less act of giving is remarkable. However, there are times when that same care must be provided and given to you. It is acceptable to admit that you need a break or need help. This doesn’t mean you are selfish, but that you include self-care in your daily health and wellness plan. Whether it’s getting up early to meditate, going for a walk or heading to the gym, this quality time will re-energize you and prepare you for the day ahead. It is very important to make yourself a priority, as when you feel better, you will be better to those around you.

 

3. Set the clock

You may be thinking of an alarm clock that is set to wake you up for work or other activities. But, I am referring to a “mental clock”. Too often, we are putting too much time and energy where it isn’t deserved or surrounding ourselves around those who are mentally draining. Start deciding to put a time limit on those situations or people who are not adding value to your life. It is acceptable to recognize that there will be times when you will have to re-assess relationships in order to grow. Pay attention to life’s signals and decide when it’s time to move the clock forward.

 

4. Choose happy

Life is what you make it. You can either let it steer you in any direction or you will choose to live it the way you want. Now, there are moments where this may seem impossible or very difficult. It is all about your perspective. You can decide to let life’s setbacks keep you down or you can take each day as an opportunity to learn new things. It will not be easy, but you can decide at any time which way you want to go.

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5. Getting past GO!

You now have the confidence to set boundaries and say “no” when it’s necessary. As you learn to make time for yourself, you will begin to re-evaluate all situations and things in your life and set the clock on those that don’t bring out the best in you. The choice to be happy becomes easier, while you develop guidelines to move your life to where you want to be.

 

Take each day as it comes and decide how you will handle it, don’t let it handle you. You can achieve great things, but only if you believe that it is possible. Go forward with excitement, energy and passion, and you will see amazing results. This new direction leads up to you going after what you want and living your life on purpose.

Thank you for reading my article! I would love to hear your thoughts in the comment section below!

Juanita Johnson aka JUANITA is a passionate person who enjoys living life to the fullest and helping others. With a very diverse and creative background, JUANITA has been able to successfully utilize both her business and artistic skills as a stage performer and Marketing Specialist. She is the founder of Personify Entertainment™ and radio host of The Biz Corner. JUANITA is a sought after performer, speaker, and consultant.

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    Troy Stoneking

    Oct 24, 2015 at 9:32 pm

    Juanita this is a FANTASTIC article. I especially love points 3 and 4, Set the Clock and Choose Happy. Although I know the concept of minimizing contact with negative people and situations, I’ve never really thought of setting an actual time limit. That is brilliant. Thank you for the suggestion and sharing this article!

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      JUANITA

      Oct 27, 2015 at 4:09 am

      Hi Troy!

      I really appreciate the shout. Sometimes in life, we don’t know the effect we have on others. When I read comments like yours, it reminds me that when passion and purpose come together, we can achieve anything. You’ve inspired me, as well. The hustle is real, but the struggle doesn’t have to be. Go For It!

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    Mijae

    Sep 7, 2015 at 3:51 am

    It was great !!!
    What do you do when your are developing your purpose and you do not have enough motivation ?

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      JUANITA

      Sep 8, 2015 at 4:37 am

      Hi Mijae!

      I really appreciate your response. I still have those moments when I feel like things aren’t going the way I expect, but I push through it. The thing that actually motivates me during the “blues” is when I can look back and see how far I’ve come. There were times when I was trying to figure out my path and things didn’t always make sense, yet I kept going. Life will throw curve balls, but I do believe this happens to force you to grow. When you are being stretched and moved out of your comfort zone, you are being positioned for greatness you’ve never imagined. Believe in yourself, be patient, keep learning, surround yourself with positive people and it will all come together. Don’t Give Up!

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    Charlene Rhinehart, Ms. Corporate America 2015

    Sep 1, 2015 at 4:03 pm

    Great post! I love the idea of setting the clock on situations that are not adding value. Our time is our most precious asset. How we use our time determines our level of happiness. Thanks for sharing, Juanita! I would love to learn more about your ability to use your diverse background to create the most fulfilling life for you. Amazing!

    Ms. Corporate America 2015

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      JUANITA

      Sep 1, 2015 at 9:03 pm

      Hi Charlene!
      This is great! Thank you so much for taking the time to respond to my article. It is such a privilege for me to see that I am making a positive impact on others. The journey has not been easy, so these words are definitely from trial and error. But, the beautiful thing about life, is you can make it what you want. Even through your struggles. I would luv to stay in touch. Feel free to reach me at info@PersonifyEnt.biz. Shine On!

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    Successful Tribe

    Aug 8, 2015 at 8:06 pm

    Great article.
    We all needs to live life on purpose and intentionally. Make a decision toward achieving our goals and dreams, and get going!

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      Juanita

      Aug 8, 2015 at 8:50 pm

      Hi Successful Tribe!

      Absolutely! Although, there will be some bumps in the road, but it’s never too late to go for it! THINK BIG!

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    Wanda

    Aug 5, 2015 at 5:47 pm

    Thank you Juanita!

    Great tips for living life on purpose! I particularly liked #2. It’s so easy to put self-care at the bottom of a big to-do list. I’ve fallen into this trap a number of times as a working mother. But doing this only backfires. You’re left feeling exhausted and unable to help anyone. So, I certainly agree with you that taking care of yourself should be a top priority!

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      Juanita

      Aug 5, 2015 at 8:12 pm

      Hi Wanda!

      Thank you so much! I’m so glad that you enjoyed the tips. I absolutely understand how difficult it can be to manage all of your duties. As I run several businesses, it takes a great deal of energy. These tips have helped me remain healthy, happy, and balanced. When you take a chance on life, it will return the favor. Choose happy! 🙂

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    Ethan Bridges

    Aug 4, 2015 at 11:47 am

    Spot on, Juanita!

    You know, saying no covers a lot of lists to me, being at #1 too. It’s like a universal truth. It’s a bit fun too, if you ask me–it would seem that you’ll make enemies simply by saying no, but later they’ll respect that, and all becomes well.

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      Juanita

      Aug 4, 2015 at 8:18 pm

      Hi Ethan!

      I have learned a very long time ago, that you can’t please everyone. Some of your decisions may not be agreeable, but ultimately each of us must navigate our own path. Life is too short to be unhappy. Keep shining!

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