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A sense of purpose

Successful people have a definite sense of direction. They have a clear understanding of what success means to them.

Everything they do is consistent with their goals. They look forward and decide where they want to be. Their day to day actions help them move closer to their vision.

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  • Define what success means to you personally.
  • Create a vivid mental image of you as a success. This image should be as vivid as you can make it.
  • Clarify your personal values.

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Søren Kierkegaard

“Life must be understood backward. But it must be lived forward.”

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When you feel unclear about a goal, you have difficulty achieving it. And if you don’t know why you should do something, you lack committed to taking action.

With clarity, you can pull together resources, ideas and people for a common cause. Without it, there is wasted effort and even chaos.

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  • Understand who you are: A personal philosophy requires self-awareness, a desire to understand, and the ability to learn
  • Commit to looking for meaning and discerning what makes sense to you.
  • Follow your interests, and improve your basic understanding of life and living it.
  • Keep expanding your thinking. Study other philosophies. Gather philosophies from other people and books.

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Marcus Aurelius

“You could leave life right now. Let that determine what you do and say and think.”

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Seneca

“As long as you live, keep learning how to live.”

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Nothing gives a person inner wholeness and peace like a distinct understanding of where they are going.

Until you settle on a purpose, your life is in danger of having little meaning. A life without a purpose is a life without a destination.

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We all need personal philosophy in life or we risk wandering and responding to random stimuli and information with little or no impact on our long-term goals.

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Finding the right direction in life is something you create. You make the decision to act, to do something, no matter how small.

Once you have defined your aims and what you want, it is easier to deal with doubts. Easier not to get distracted from what is important, keep your focus, and keep moving.

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Philosophy of life

A philosophy of life means a mental framework for understanding how the world works and how you fit into it. It would include how you decide what is good and bad, what you mean with "success" and "purpose," whether there is a God, etc.

You may feel that you could summarize your philosophy of life with labels such as Libertarian, Feminist, Liberal, Conservative, Buddhist, Christian, Entrepreneur, and others. But our actual philosophies of life are more complex and not so quickly contained.

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Jack Mezirow

"By far the most significant learning experience in adulthood involves critical self-reflection - reassessing the way we have posed problems and reassessing our own orientation to perceiving, knowing, believing, feeling and acting."

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You need clarity of purpose to succeed

Napoleon Hill once said that we must know what we want and we must have the strong desire to possess it.

Without a purpose, it’s easy to pursue things that you “think you should be doing”.

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