What I found out about living is that we only forget what we have to do. We all are here for a purpose and whenever we recognize our true purpose in this life, living becomes much easier. We all would like to live easier. However, easier on the other hand will take some ground work. The ground work that I am taking about now is these important five C’s. In fact, I decided to continue on purpose due to the fact that for you to maximize on your ability there are certain things you have to realize that will play an integral part in the process.
The five C’s that I will mention here is what I have implemented or more so have become a part of my lifestyle. Once you are on purpose, your purpose then become your compass and when your compass is working effectively you then will be better guided. It was Howard Thurman who said, “There is something in every one of you that waits and listens for the sound of the genuine in yourself. It is the only true guide you will ever have. And if you cannot hear it, you will all of your life spend your days on the ends of strings that somebody else pulls”. Therefore, if you are not able to grasp the importance of these C’s you’ll short change yourself.
The first C to further define your purpose is Clarity. Once you get clear on that which you want to spend your life doing, you tend to get more focused. When you are focused, you tend to be less distracted. When you are less distracted, you tend to get more done. Furthermore, when your purpose is clear to you, your vision for what you want to accomplish becomes more attainable.
“A lack of clarity could put the brakes on any journey to success.” Steve Maraboli
The second C to further define your purpose is Concentration. Being able to concentrate on any of your endeavors is important. I know I write daily so to be able to concentrate is really important, because even through my concentration I gain clarity. In our world today we have a lot of distractions, and being able to concentrate will give us an edge. Furthermore, being able to block out distractions, you’ll be more able to become mindful and being mindful is being more in-tune in the present. In fact, I engage in a concentration daily, especially before I write. As I use concentration as a means to quite the mind.
“To inspire a singularity of focus, a challenge must be important to you and it must be something you feel you should do now in this moment. If it’s trivial or not time-bound, you won’t engage. So in selecting your next challenge in life, choose one that is meaningful and will demand your complete concentration.” Brendon Burchard
The third C to further define your purpose is Consistency. With consistency anything is possible! Recognizing one’s purpose in the start of what can be accomplished. What you don’t want to do when you are on purpose is stopping short of the finish line and that’s where consistency comes in handy. Keep going even when the pressure is on. Furthermore, with consistency you’ll build momentum, propel your effort and create efficiency. Be consistent with your effort!
“In essence, if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It’s not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently.” Tony Robbins
The fourth C to further define your purpose is Commitment. Once you are committed to your purpose great things start happening. Commitment will change the game. Do you want to change the game? Then be committed. Commitment allows you to give yourself completely to that which you are pursuing. Upon your pursuit challenges will present itself and the urge for you to compromise may come across your mind, but because of your commitment to see your dream become a reality, you push through. Also, commitment is taking the necessary action steps daily towards your goal!
“You need to make a commitment, and once you make it, then life will give you some answers.” Les Brown
The fifth C to further define your purpose is Courage. Courage! Courage! Courage! How many people you have heard say they know what to do something, but yet haven’t taken any action on getting started? The lack of courage can cause you to get stuck. I will say this and you too have heard it before – Just Do It! Acting in spite of your fear is what will break through the barrier of that which normally stop you from taking the action that is necessary.
“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” Nelson Mandela
Getting more out of life is possible, so for your purpose you have to be able to clarify on what you want, be able to concentrate on what you are doing, be able to be consistent, be able to commit yourself, and having the courage to act on the impulse you been having in regards your purpose. With those 5 C’s being on purpose still requires that you have humility.
NB. All the above C’s can be developed.