“All of my best decisions in life have come because I was attuned to what really felt like the next right move for me.” – Oprah said that! The right next move for me was to travel back to South Africa for a few days to reconnect with my family and friends and to regroup my thoughts and feelings. It has been six months of living and working in Dubai and it has been an amazing whirlwind experience for me. I feel like I have grown in so many ways and I have been exposed to so many life lessons while being here but I needed to go back home. I’ve lost track of what my purpose in life really is, I felt like I was not at my best so I needed to align my life to my purpose again.
I’ve spent a few days back in SA affirming my vision and during that time I have summed up five key steps to living a better life.
Know what your purpose in life is
Knowing your purpose is so important, it is how is you want to live your life and how you want to be remembered. It is your brand and it is the message you wish to drive in the world during your existence on Earth. Knowing your purpose means staying true to yourself and knowing what is important to you.
When you feel like life is not going your way, regroup. Do what you have to do, to get back on your path. Develop a daily spiritual practice, a task that you do every morning to kick-start your day. Whatever that may be, a daily spiritual practice will set a tone for your day. Regroup your thoughts and feelings, put them in check and tune the negative out.
I was caught up in a space where I was too worried about being liked, that I would forget about the element of respect. I felt like I over compromised, like I dimmed my own light in order to be liked. After a while I snapped out of it when I saw how I was being treated. I knew my worth and I decided to change my approach with people. I started to focus on me first and made it my mantra. Focus on yourself and your truth. You truth is your path and on that path you have to be fearless and sometimes you have to be relentless. Worry about being respected and never worry about being liked, because that is a trap. Always respect others and seek to be respected.
Enjoy the Journey
Enjoy the moment. Every chapter or path in life is all part of a divine plan for your life. There may be roadblocks in that chapter, more downs than ups but enjoy those ups. Enjoy the whole process, everyday find joy. Change your approach of seeing things and know that whatever you are enduring right now is only making you stronger for the next chapter. Don’t stop at where you are, it is not the destination. It is the right now that is leading you to where you need to be. Enjoy the “right now”.
Believe in yourself
Know that you can do all things and believe that you are worthy. Project that on a daily basis to affirm it with yourself and the universe. The universe listens. Your heart and mind does too. In my daily spiritual practice I nature my believe by saying what “I AM” and that “I CAN”. I am a winner, I am great in every way. I can succeed, I can overcome, i can achieve… you get the gist. Give it a go!
Moving to a new country is not always an easy journey but after taking a time out and reassessing my life, i can safely say that I have found clarity in my vision and purpose again. I hope that you do too.
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