A certain sector of society is talking about living your life ‘on purpose’. What is that? Well, purpose comes from what meaning we wish to give to our lives. This is not ‘the meaning of life’ which many of people have searched for and found in a spiritual pathway, a philosophical belief or a worthy cause, but the purpose and meaning we give to our lives that gives us a reason to get up in the morning. Some say there is no meaning to life but that is a meaning in itself – that life has no meaning.
We all want a reason for existing. We don’t like to think that our lives have come about through some random events starting with micro organisms multiplying and cells dividing to make us into who we are. We may seek for something higher and greater for our lives but quite often don’t know what that is or how we go about finding it.
When I was 14 I went to a careers evening and when I found out how long I would have to spend at school before I became a psychiatrist (my considered career choice at the time) I was rather put off. I wasn’t encouraged in this desire by my parents (girls weren’t encouraged to think big in those days) so I dropped the idea. What is also interesting is that I never lost the desire to help others and over the last 30 years I have been involved in many charitable organisations that exist to help those in need in areas from mental health to spirituality to restoring woodlands (in the UK).
Through a series of events I became a trained Life Coach. What’s a life coach you ask? Is it coaching rugby? Is it coaching pregnant mums? No, life coaching, in my words, is the discovery and implementing of living your life ‘on purpose’ – living the life you always wanted to live but didn't know how to.
I feel life coaching needs to be taught at school to teenagers who are starting out on their careers. It would give a direction to their lives that is more than just about earning money and fulfilling one’s own ego needs – living a life with intention and contributing to the greater good brings about huge inner expansion and fulfillment.
Living your life ‘on purpose’ will bring you immeasurable satisfaction and that purpose will always be there to steer you through life’s ups and downs. Having a purpose will ensure that you know you will be contributing to the greater good, will attract love and support, and give you a confidence that living life aimlessly will never give you. And the adventures you could have along the way will be mind boggling! The only limit is your imagination.
Hi, I'm Anna Bradbury and I'm an experienced Life Coach and member of ICF (International Coach Federation). I love helping people and couples realise their goals and dreams. With your hard work and focus, my guidance, and proven Life Coaching techniques, you can achieve all you desire.