LIVING WITH A POSITIVE ATTITUDE IN ORDER TO MAKE THE BEST OUT OF LIFE



LIVING WITH A POSITIVE ATTITUDE IN ORDER TO MAKE THE BEST OUT OF LIFE



Everybody in this world wants one thing or the other in life. In most cases, many of us want basically the same things, be it wealth, good health, wonderful relationships and so on. However, in our own individual uniqueness, our dreams and ambitions are different from those of others, based on our characters and beliefs, which influence our prioritization and even focuses. The religious believe that these dreams and ambitions are endowed to us by God. These are our purposes for living and push us to be "people living our lives on purpose.” The following are ways to be exactly that:



1. Self-awareness 
Having self-awareness refers to knowing what is important or of worth to one as an individual, knowing one's own potential and being able to differentiate fantasy from real achievable dreams. This enables one to have a strong foundation on which one can work towards achieving their goals. It also means acknowledging the point we are at in life and accepting it before planning for the future.

2. Having self-drive 
Our purposes for living are the things or even people that make us wake up in the morning, do what we do all day and then go horizontal later at night, hopefully looking forward for an even better tomorrow. They become our self-drives. That is why some of us wake up on our knees and end our days with gratitude and requests to the Almighty. However, challenges have, are and always be there. That, sadly, is a fact of life. Therefore, it is upon us to push ourselves to the extremes, trying our best to look at the bigger picture against all odds to achieve the seemingly unachievable.

3. Appreciation
Appreciating oneself is crucial in ensuring one moves forward in boldness and strength. Being able to pat yourself at the end of the day for the good work done and also consoling yourself for the things gone rogue with the hope of better luck next time not only improves your self-confidence but also makes you feel helpful. It makes one contented with what they have achieved as per that moment. Also, gratitude for all the little and big things also makes us see every little progress we are making which gives us the motivation to march on.

4. Serving others 
Yes, helping others is so fulfilling it makes us feel good about ourselves. However, that is not why we should do it. Being a role model to somebody, sharing your lunch or even choosing to speak to them in kind words without expecting something in return is an illustration of somebody living life on purpose. After all, as the saying goes, a candle doesn't lose its flame by lighting another candle.




In summary, living with purpose begins with a decision, followed by a series of choices. We determine what kind of life we want for ourselves, decide to work towards it and along the way choose the actions to take in every situation. We decide to let God lead us, to uphold virtues and not vices, to forge ahead unshakably and not give up hope, to be kind to others and so on. All we have to do is to try and make the right decisions and make good choices, because that is all we can do, being the fallible beings we are.




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