A clear sense of purpose enables you to focus your efforts on what matters most, compelling you to take risks and push forward regardless of the odds or obstacles.

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Hello again!

Thanks for checking out my article. I'm embarking on a new journey of self-discovery and I'm taking you with me.

Since I'm the biggest creative scatterbrain on the planet (like this article if you feel the same as me), I tend to get distracted whenever I'm working on several projects at the same time. It's fine for me to work on different things, but not all at once. I need to plan ahead and set out time for each and every goal I'm working toward.

As we all do, I get struck by self-doubt or lack of motivation more often than I like. It's times like these that I need to remind myself of why I decided a certain project was worth my time, why I felt passionate about making it happen.

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This year, I am finally going to follow my purpose. Once I find my personal purpose, I can start creating my own brand.

“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.”
― Mark Twain

I'm currently working towards starting my own YouTube channel, and I simply love the freedom that comes with being so pre-occupied with this self-made project! Being able to work on something so personal makes me feel happy and fulfilled.

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However, it does require courage for me to pick up my camera and film myself. So, I asked myself...

What makes me feel alive?

• To feel empowered to create my own reality.
• To interact with, learn from and collaborate with like-minded, positive people.
• To be able to make someone smile and offer support/advice.
• To learn about myself and grow as a person.
• To feel completely free to express myself.
• To overcome my fears.
• To feel proud of my own creation(s).
• To help others by sharing advice on how to stay mentally strong and healthy.

Life is too valuable for me to follow any kind of path other than my own. Every individual on this planet is unique, so instead of trying to be similar and complacent, I feel we should all deepen our understanding of who we are and what we can offer others.

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Most of us live our lives by accident — we live as it happens. Fulfillment comes when we live our lives on purpose.

Keep it real. Sometimes wanting something is better than having it.

The reason not every fantasy should be pursued, is because fantasies never have negative repercussions. Reality does.

You’re able to feel fear and terror, without ever actually being in danger. You can feel excitement and adrenaline, without ever actually risking anything. You can experience the joy and pride of a great success, without actually suffering through the hard work.

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So, that's what I've been thinking about today. I worked out an entire plan for myself and actually can't wait to get started! I still need to come up with a mission statement for my channel, but for now I'm settling with what I came up with in terms of my purpose.

My purpose is to continue to grow, develop meaningful relationships, inspire others with my knowledge and offer guidance to those who need it.

Check out some of my other articles, if you'd like!

What's your mission? What makes you feel alive? Something to think about! Thanks again for reading & have a wonderful Monday.

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