The purpose of life… is a life of purpose. – Robert Byrne
Life should be more than just running in place. Here are seven simple words to remind you every day of exactly what it is you’re chasing after.
P – Passion: pursue what sparks you with all your heart and mind
U – Urgency: live fully here and now, tomorrow is never promised
R – Reward: no risk, no reward, so embrace challenges without fear
P – Patience: remember that your purpose may be slowly unfolding over time
O – Openness: transform yourself, become open to unexpected possibilities
S – Sunrise: every morning you can begin a new life direction
E – Energy: your mission in life is to find your purpose, and run with it!
In our hyper-stressed, overly-demanding world, we often feel busy and even vigorous at times, rushing from one obligation to the next. But if we can stop and breathe for one second, we might realize that while we thought we were running towards what we wanted, we were actually jogging in circles.
Simple reminders, like the words above, can change the course of our day – you can use this list as a personal mantra, or focus on one word for each day of the week. The goal is to remember that motion without intention is counterproductive, so give yourself a few moments each day to set your true direction before you start running like crazy.