Planning out a day with goals and a purpose makes a day meaningful. When making goals and accomplishing them becomes what someone does daily, it becomes a lifestyle. The gratification someone can get by completing a meaningful task is what adds meaning to the goals being set. Studies have shown that people who make goals and complete tasks are overall happier and more successful people. They say that it helps to first have a vision for yourself and then make goals, write them down, and then work to complete them. Others have said that recording your progress in a journal also adds to that gratification.
If you like to do an activity, do it. Have hobbies and pursue them. Develop your talents. If you feel like you don’t have talents, try new things in hope to find something you are good at. A philosopher by the name of Susan Wolf wrote a book about how to find meaning in life. She said that passions are meant to be developed and that sacrifice might be needed in order to achieve something great.
Getting a Passion
You may not have been born into this world with a burning passion to become a fashion designer, but you may find out that you like to pick out outfits for your friends and your little sister. What may just seem to you to be just an interest in clothing styles could with time become something you are passionate about. Sometimes it just takes a leap of faith to find out who we are and what we can do.
Something important in finding a passion is finding one that is of positive value. If it isn’t of positive value it could possibly lead to a not so happy road. A good way to measure if what you want to pursue is of positive value is to see if your loved ones encourage you in it. The people you surround yourself with day to day know more than you would think. They have seen you at your best and at your worst. They tend to be the best judges of what will make you happy.
Self improvement is another way to find something you care about. When we better ourselves in something, we gain empathy for others who share similar struggles. Passion can come of that because passion can come from intense emotions at times. The challenge is to control those and guide them into something good.
Once you understand what you are passionate about, then you can get to networking and creating an online presence. It has never been easier to do that with the technology and importance of social media we have in our society today. Who knows, sharing what you do could potentially inspire people to do as you have with their own dreams and passions.
It all starts with creating content, putting that content out and then waiting for the results. All of this allows your brand to get out there. Then before you know it, you have a business.
Some Good Habits to Have
One of our biggest worries in this world is money. We wonder how we are going to get it, and when we get it, we wonder how we are going to keep it. There are always worries about not having enough money to pay for our basic needs. Part of making life meaningful is lessening the stresses. A good rule of thumb is to live on less than what you make. With this in mind, you can imagine that you should be saving money if you live on less than what you make, but sometimes there are unexpected things that happen that don’t make this possible. Emergencies and accidents happen and that's part of life and are enviable. When we prepare and budget well it is possible to avoid a lot of those stresses.
Something else that helps is being smart about what you are buying. If the item you are buying can be bought used, do it and save money. If you are thinking about buying a handbag and you want a branded one like Gucci, buy a used one. Used Gucci handbags come like new and you can save a lot of money by buying them used, but still get the handbag of your dreams.
What Comes From Living a Meaningful Life?
To answer that question in one word, beauty. You feel beautiful and happy. Isn’t that most of our goals in the end, to be happy and beautiful? Some may ask how we know we are beautiful. We know we are beautiful by the way we feel inside. It’s when we feel confident, successful and like we have a role in this world. When we have figured that out for ourselves, we then can be comfortable in our own skin. When we feel comfortable in our own skin, everything is better and we can help others to do so as well.