Do you live authentically?
How does one lead an authentic life? Have you ever pondered over your life and wondered whether you are living it the way you were meant to? Have you ever spent the night tossing and turning at the exciting prospect of waking up the next morning and doing something really fun? This should be the kind of feeling you experience about your work – a situation where you are not able to wait for the next day to start.
To live authentically you need to be in control of your life, determining your goals and indulging your creativity and interests, as well as doing full justice to your capabilities. It is possible to live an authentic life, as every one of us is endowed with several opportunities to recreate our situation. Instead of having a meaningless and empty life, make it joyful and purposeful.
Develop A Sense Of Purpose
In order to live a more fulfilled and happy life, it’s important to develop a sense of purpose. Ask yourself some questions that will help trigger further thoughts, such as:
- How can I make a difference in the world?
- What is the kind of work that brings about energy and passion in me?
- Is there something that bothers me in the world around me, and how can I solve it through my work?
By answering these questions, you might be able to feel more purpose in life and it will provide you with enough incentive to live an authentic life.
Define What’s Important
Try to analyze what is important to you and what you cherish. We are often afraid to analyze our dreams in the fear that we will be judged by others. For instance, perhaps you would love to be an artist, a singer, a dancer, or a painter, but are stuck in a routine job that has nothing to do with your longings and desires. You are the only one who can do something to change the situation. Make a list of all that is important for you and what you cherish in life. This will provide you with the right path to leading an authentic life.
Analyze Your Possibilities
Don’t give up on your hope and dreams and don’t let others influence your decisions or direction in life. Try to analyze if your goals are possible. Start shaping possibilities for yourself. Don’t let yourself be conditioned by the environment and culture you were born in. No one can do this for you except you. If you are surrounded by negative people who stifle your dreams, remove yourself from their presence. Just because they are not happy with their lives does not mean that you can’t be happy with yours.
Start Your Day With Positive Affirmations
Consider your mood everyday when you wake up. Do you wake up angry and jealous? Do you wake up bored and listless at the prospect of another day? If you discover having negative thought patterns, it’s very important to change these negative outlooks at the beginning of the day to lead a happy and authentic life. Work with positive affirmations and begin your day by saying things like:
- Fantastic things are happening today.
- This is day is filled with happiness and love.
- I am a powerful soul and attract great things everyday.
Remember that you can be and do anything that you really put your mind to and are passionate about. To become authentically empowered is an authentic power!