Very Few Things in Life Make a Huge Difference by Themselves.
There are simply too many variables, interconnections, and inter-dependencies. In all things…from the things that help you have a healthy body, to success in a business, to simply feeling happy at a moment in time.
Often, I will write about one thing as a focus, because there are lots of specific things that are important and key, even if they cannot stand alone, and all things of value require some measure of diligence. Today I’m giving you a bit of a recipe…and like most things I talk about…it has significant long-term implications and therefor will require dedication to bring the fruit.
The Two Things That are Blended Today are Gratitude and Purpose.
They are a powerful combination that has to come in sequence in my experience. Gratitude has to come first because gratitude is a gateway to a spirit of abundance. And since, in the context I share here, “Purpose” is truly how you are to make a contribution to the world, this is virtually impossible to do if we have a perspective of “lack” because this keeps us self-focused and on the opposite end of purpose.
“It is virtually impossible to be thankful and negative at the same time. We just aren’t wired that way. It’s been proven in study after study, that those who cultivate an attitude of gratitude are happier. It makes sense when you consider the thankful versus negative thing.” -Excerpt from 3 Circles Living
Once you are clear on how good you really have it in general, it’s much easier to move forward into working on the “why am I here?” that everyone confronts at some point. I know we are in the midst of a weird period in history, and at the moment you might be having trouble being thankful because of a hardship, or hardships, that are now impacting you because of the upheaval. I get that, and encourage you to think for a second about how fortunate you are in how you get to go through this. It is likely that you are in the top 1-2% in the world in comfort right now…Anyway, if you can take a few minutes per day to cultivate a grateful spirit, it helps you to shift forward in your life to get to the idea of “Purpose.”
Here’s the Most Important Thing You Need to Know About the Topic of Purpose…
This is going to become central to your state of being at some point in your life and the sooner you uncover some of what this is for you, the better life will be. I believe unequivocally that we all are here to contribute. I have absolutely NO doubt about this. I believe this comes in the form of your unique make-up as a human being and in combination with using your strengths in a direction involving serving others that gives you fulfilment and joy.
This requires some work on your part to figure out and here’s why it is so key….we eventually realize in life, some people sooner than others, that no amount of things whether they are experiences or material based, that are for ourselves, will make us whole.
We could not sit under a palm tree being served lobster and drinks in a coconut for days on end. We would self-destruct and be miserable, regardless of how attractive that might sound right now!
Our best life is truly defined by what we give and what we leave IN other people. This is how gratitude and purpose come together.
First you have to be grateful for what you have and where you are, and then, from that foundation, you work forward to see just how to make a difference for others. That’s actually kind of simple, but not easy. I’ve been working on this for a long time, so I know the reality of it. It’s worth it. This is one of the things that 3 Circles Living book helps you move towards as it starts with the fundamentals and then builds forward. It’s a life journey.
I hope you found this helpful. Please share with others if you believe they would benefit.
Here is a recent video on “Why it’s Ridiculous to Let Someone’s Opinion Stop You” that is helpful for anyone taking action on a dream or goal.
Many Blessings, Todd
P.S. “3 Circles Living” will not only help you condition yourself properly, but it will also give you an exact formula for achieving your richest life possible. It won’t happen overnight, but it will happen!