Set your Purpose on Fire!

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Have you found your purpose in life? That thing you would do every single day without getting paid? That thing you do and lose track of the time because you don’t even know you are working? Now is the time to set your purpose on fire with focus and determination…and by lighting that match you will see a greater return on your investment. What are you waiting for?

Do not procrastinate with your life!

I believe that there is a life force within each of us intent upon making everyone so successful so they can have at a standard of living much higher than anything they had expected. You can call that force whatever you want, call it great spirit, God, universe…we all have our beliefs. The fact is that the universe is working to help you set your purpose on fire, are you willing to do the work? Are you willing to start on your life’s purpose TODAY?

We have referenced Napoleon Hill’s powerful book “Think and Grow Rich” before. This morning I reread Chapter 8, which deals with DECISION. Lucky for you, this entire chapter is available for free online here. The chapter starts off:

ACCURATE analysis of over 25,000 men and women who had experienced failure, disclosed the fact that LACK OF DECISION was near the head of the list of the 30 major causes of FAILURE. This is no mere statement of a theory–it is a fact.
PROCRASTINATION, the opposite of DECISION, is a common enemy which practically every man must conquer.

I have heard time and again this enemy called procrastination taking hold of life. “I will do that after the kids are gone,” or “I will get to that later.” The time is now! Do not let bad decision-making habits or procrastination stand between you and your purpose!

If you are influenced by “advice” when you make decisions you will not succeed in achieving your goals. If you are influenced by the opinions of others, you will have no DESIRE of your own. It’s true, so read that again. You do not need outside validation!! So stop worrying about what everyone else is thinking or doing. Relying on validation won’t lead to happiness or success, and it certainly won’t help you turn YOUR OWN DESIRE into money. So check in with yourself and see where you are supposed to be right now. The only opinion that matters to your success is your own. Tune out distraction and get on the DECISION MAKING path with these five easy steps to help you stop procrastinating and take action today:

  1. Do the biggest task first and get the heavy stuff out of the way first
  2. Take it one step at a time. I always like to ask, how do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time!
  3. Surround yourself with non-procrastinators.
  4. Shut down Facebook and your personal email while you are at work to keep distractions at bay.
  5. Be held accountable by letting friends, family, and co-workers know what you are planning to do and let them help keep you on track.

You may have an excuse to not start living the life you were meant to live today. You may be a world-class procrastinator. You may complain that it is impossible for you to “see yourself in possession of large amounts of money” before you actually have it. Here is where BEING ON FIRE, possessing that burning desire to LIVE LIFE, will come to your aid. Just start today. Really all it takes is a little flame to set the fire. Lighting that match and setting that intention will start you on the right path.

So set your purpose on fire! Today I am a GIRL ON FIRE. You can be too, unless you are man…then you could be a man on fire! 🙂

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