Living life to the fullest is all about embracing every opportunity, owning every decision and going after everything you want with reckless abandon. That assumes, of course, that you know what it is you want.
Most people know what they want out of their lives today, tomorrow and even a year or so down the road. They want a good job, a place to live and someone to love, for example. But those things–as important as they are–should only serve as a means to an end. And the end should be achieving your purpose.
Which once again brings you back to this: How do you define your life’s purpose?
Here’s a three-step process to get you started:
Find yourself. You’ll never truly succeed at living life to the fullest if you’re always living it for someone else. You need to find yourself. That means connecting with the real you, not the employee positioning for a promotion or the the would-be significant other trying to impress.
Take some time to find yourself. Be alone. Think. Do something awe-inspiring. Research has shown that doing these three things will help you clearly define what it is you want out of life.
Do…something! Once you know what your purpose is, do something, anything, that gets you on your way to achieving your purpose.
You’ll never realize your life’s full potential–you’ll never embrace everything life has to offer–until you take the first step toward reaching your goal. It could be joining a new organization. It could be seriously could exploring a career change. It could be…anything. So go do it!
Go all-in. Whatever you decide to do, do it with everything you’ve got–with every ounce of everything you’ve got. Put a plan in place. Work it and work it hard. And then don’t stop. Do it because you love it, not because you expect anything in return, and you’ll get the ride of a lifetime.
Follow these pointers and you’ll know what your life’s purpose is, and, more importantly, you’ll actually be living life to the fullest. And that’s what being Sentenced2Life is all about.