“Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement.” ~ W. Clement Stone
Life purpose: What is purpose?
The free dictionary defines purpose as an object toward which one strives or for which something exists; an aim or a goal.
Purpose however could mean many different things. It could mean being intentional – and when you act on intentions you gain speed from an unseen force which literally drives you to the Zenith of your life.
The word ‘purpose’ is highly imperative and it has since been discovered that without it no man can live a life of purpose. I’m sure you know that even the Supreme Being, that is, God is a purposeful personality and he would never do anything without a purpose. Looking back in the eyes of my imagination to the time of creation, I realized that everything God created at the time was created for a purpose, even man. Less you’ve forgotten, God created you to rule and dominate over the affairs of this world.
So you must strive to know why you are here; you should know and understand your purpose – the reason behind your existence. See, lack of purpose would cause a major and constant failure in every of your activities in life’s endeavor. The lack of purpose breeds failure, shattered hope, and aborted destiny. It therefore boils down to Dr. Myles’s Quote, “The greatest tragedy in life is not death but life without a purpose.”
But if you have purpose in which you can believe, there’s no end to the amount of things you can accomplish.
Some two months ago, I was asked which the wealthiest place on earth was, and as savvy as I think I was I replied, “It’s Qatar”. To my greatest dismay it turned out to be that I was wrong. The wealthiest place in the world after all isn’t Qatar?
I first heard this while listening to an audio program featuring one of my mentors Les Brown. I then finally found a reference to it online and I’d like to pass it on to you.
What is the richest place on earth?
This place of endless riches is not in the Middle East; where there’s rich black gold buried deep beneath the Earth’s surface—nor is this place in South Africa where there is a plethora of diamond mines. The wealthiest place in the world is a cemetery. Now one would ask, “For what justifiable reason is the wealthiest place in the world a cemetery?”
Simply put, in a cemetery, you fill find that there are books that were never written. There are songs that were never sung. There are ideas that were never acted upon—dreams that were long forgotten. If one were to die today, then what ideas and what aspirations would die with him or her? And the immediate contingencies that relied on the survival of such a reverie would eventually perish with the evanescing dream.
Will your dreams and aspirations be buried with you? Will you contribute assets to the cemetery or will you leave them fulfilled here on earth? The answer to these questions lies in knowing and understanding your purpose and pursuing it through and through. When you have done this, success will definitely be the end result.
Over to you.
When next you are thinking about what your purpose is and you are feeling down, be sure to remember this quote by a notable friend.
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Please do share with me in the comment section what you think about this article. What your purpose is/was and how you aim to achieve it. If you have, please go ahead and share it with us so we could learn also from your vast experience. Thanks!
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Swimming in Dollar Bills
While money shouldn’t be the driving force for entrepreneurs, it’s definitely a great reward! I haven’t met a single person who hasn’t wanted to make millions of dollars doing what they love. However, I have noticed through building relationships and networking with millionaires that many of them share numerous vital characteristics.
In this article, I’m going to share 5 reasons why you aren’t a millionaire yet so that you can overcome these barriers and make your wildest dreams come true:
1. You’re Living In Fear
Millionaires do get scared, but they are the masters of their fears. It’s okay to be terrified, but you cannot let that fear run your life. Every millionaire has done something that has scared them or made them feel uncomfortable, but that hasn’t stopped them from doing it. It’s okay to be scared as long as you make a commitment to overcome your fears!
2. You Let Others Run Your Life For You
Do you have a boss? Are you responsible for getting somewhere at a certain time? Do others have a bigger say in your life than you do? If you answered yes to any of these questions, don’t worry. More than 90% of society would answer yes to many of these questions as well. In order to be financially successful, you need to take control of your own life. Create your own job, responsibilities and delegations.
3. You Think, But Don’t Act
Action is the single-most important thing you must do to be successful. A billion dollar idea is worth nothing if it’s only an idea. Execution is 99% of the game while ideas are just 1% of it. If you want to make a lot of money and be successful, you need to take action. It’s easier said than done, but you cannot be a millionaire unless you put your money where your mouth is.
4. You Don’t Know How To Manage Money
You can make a lot of money and still fail to become a millionaire. Unfortunately, making money is sometimes the easiest battle people have. Managing that money and keeping it is even more difficult. Thousands of profession athletes that make millions of dollars over their careers go broke shortly after they retire. It’s simply because they haven’t mastered the art of managing money. Millionaires not only spend wisely, but they make their money work from them. They understand that time is the only commodity you cannot get back in life so they make sure that make money without spending too much time.
5. You Don’t Want It Bad Enough
Unfortunately, if you really want to be successful – you’ll go after it. If you don’t want it bad enough, you cannot ever expect yourself to become a millionaire. The average millionaire works 60 hours a week and you must put in a ton of effort in order to be successful. The next time you think about a million bucks, ask yourself what you’re willing to do for it.
Through my own experiences in the entrepreneurial world and networking with millionaire/billionaire entrepreneurs, I quickly learned the art of achieving massive success. In this article, I shared 5 reasons why you aren’t a millionaire yet.
Author Bio: Jeet Banerjee is a 21 year old serial entrepreneur, digital marketing consultant, author, public speaker, and startup advisor. Jeet has sold a business and launched a handful of others through which he has been able to impact hundreds of thousands of people. Visit www.JeetBanerjee.com
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Hello folks, how is ya’all doing? Trust you’re good. Today, I’ll be sharing with you 7 steps to break or make a habit and I hope to be of help with the little time we spend here together.
Okay, you would agree with me that we all have habits, some good and some not so well. These are behaviors that we’ve learned and that occur almost automatically. And most of us have a habit we’d like to break, or one we’d like to develop.
For most people, it takes about four weeks for a new behavior to become routine, or habit. The following steps can make it easier to establish a new behavior pattern.
Set a Goal
English: Goal Orientations (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The first step is to set your goal. Especially when you are trying to stop or break a habit, you should try to phrase your goal as a positive statement. For example, instead of saying “I will quit snacking at night”, say “I will practice healthy eating habits”. You should also write down your goal. Even the good book advice that, “Write the vision; make it plain on tablets, so he may run who reads it.” Putting it down on paper helps you to be committed. It can also help if you tell your goal to someone you trust.
To succeed in your mission, you must have single-minded devotion to your goal. – Abdul kalam
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Decide on a replacement behavior. (If your goal is to develop a new habit then your replacement behavior will be the goal itself.) This step is very important when you are trying to break a habit. If you want to stop a behavior, you must have a superior behavior to put in its place. If you don’t, the old behavior pattern will return.
The decisions we take daily have the capability to shape our lives. – Sam Adeyinka
Learn and stay alert
Learn and be aware of your triggers. Behavior patterns don’t exist independently. Often, one habit is associated with another part of your regular routine. For instance, in the snacking example the trigger may be late night television or reading. You automatically grab a bag of chips while you watch. Many people who smoke automatically light up after eating. Think about when and why you do the thing you want to quit.
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Write a Reminder
Post reminders to yourself. You can do this by leaving yourself notes in the places where the behavior usually occurs. Or you can leave yourself a message on the mirror, refrigerator, computer monitor or some other place where you will see it regularly. You can also have a family member or co-worker use a particular phrase to remind you of your goal.
Get a partner
Get help and support from someone. This is kind of obvious. Any job is easier with help. It works even better if you can form a partnership with someone who shares the same goal.
Write Daily Affirmations
Writing daily affirmations works like magic, trust me I’ve tried it and it worked fine for me. Write your phrase or sentence in the present tense (as if it were already happening), and write it ten times a day for twenty-one days. This process helps make your goal a part of your subconscious, which will not only remind you to practice the new behavior, but it also keeps you focused and motivated.
For instance, I say things like: “I am getting better and better everyday”, “I am thousand times better”, “I am born to solve peculiar problems”, I am continually making a difference”. I mean I can continue.
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Reward yourself for making progress at set time intervals. Focus on your goal one day at a time, but give yourself a small treat at one, three and six months. The rewards don’t have to be big or expensive, and you should try to make it something that’s associated in some way with the goal. Doing this provides you with both incentive and extra motivation.
I have tried this 7 steps and it has really worked and still is working for me. So I’d advice you to also try it, however, following these steps is no guarantee of success. It depends on the habit you are trying to break or make as it may take several tries to finally make the change. But if you stick with it, you can do it.
Good Luck fams!
Over to you.
Do you have any habit you wish to break or one that you seriously want to make and you don’t know how, kindly share it with us in the comment section and let the experts resolve it for you. Experts, over to you!
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