Blogger Spotlight: Your Meaningful Life
Meet Nancy Mulligan, the face behind “My Everyday Challenges” – Today she tells us all about leading a meaningful life
I’ve known Nancy since the very beginning of my blogging career and consider her a friend.
And honestly, if you are not following her – you are surely missing out. Nancy is an accomplished author, blogger AND freelance writer. But, what I love about her is that she is 100% relatable!
Today we are exploring her “5 Signs You’re Living a Meaningful Life”.
Living A Meaningful Life by Nancy Mulligan
Sometimes we find ourselves feeling restless with our place in life. Many people are already living a meaningful life and have no idea.Nancy Mulligan
1. You’re doing what you love
Too many people in this world ignore their passions. Your passion is your passion for a reason; follow it and pursue it. If you find that you are truly passionate about what you’re doing with your life and you love doing it, you’re already living a much more meaningful life than someone who is just spinning their wheels.
2. You have your priorities in order
Those living with purpose have their priorities in order; they know what’s important. If you always keep your priorities straight and hold them dear to you, you’re already living a meaningful life. Every time you choose to spend less time doing something unhelpful, unproductive, or unimportant and more time on what counts, you’re making your life a little more meaningful.
3. You know your purpose
This one tends to apply to far fewer people because many don’t know or at least don’t think they know what their life’s purpose is. If you’ve found that your passion aligns with one thing you are particularly suited for and are rather good at, chances are that is your purpose. For instance, if you find that you have a particular knack and passion for talking to people and caring for
them, you may find that your purpose is to be a counselor or therapist of some kind.
4. You’re focused and driven
If no matter what the task is at hand, you’re focused and driven to get it done and get it done correctly, you’re likely leading a meaningful and purpose-driven life. Those that live meaningful lives and live them with purpose, tend to develop a stronger focus and will. They toughed out all the trials and temptations and have continued to live their lives with purpose and in a meaningful way.
5. You aspire to daily goals
This isn’t a trait that is true of all who live with purpose, as some may have more long-term goals in mind, but it is a good way to start and a pretty common one at that. The more you aspire to daily goals and achieve them, the better you’ll feel, the more driven to continue achieving your goals you’ll be, and the easier the practice of setting and achieving goals will become.
Setting daily goals is a good start to train your body and brain to get used to working towards goals and achieving them, rather than just setting them and hoping for the best. Besides, multitasking isn’t good for your brain; it’s actually far better to finish a task before moving on to the next.
Get to know Nancy
Tomorrow, we’ll be talking with Nancy about her “5 steps to helping you find and develop your life purpose”. Are you interested in collaborating on a future edition of Blogger Spotlight? Click here for more information.
Where might you be able to improve? What new habit could you form to make you feel more confident that you’re living a meaningful life? Do share in the comments below.
An interesting post and I definitely agree with all of the points in it. I’m great at establishing daily goals but I’m not so good with longer-term goals and visions, which I’m trying to work on. One point I found particularly interesting is knowing your purpose. I realised when reading it that I don’t truly know mine. It seems I’ve got some more work to do to make my little ol’ life more meaningful haha. Thank you for this motivating post!
The $1MM question, right Sarah? What is your purpose. It’s a tough one. And, it’s taken me many, many, many years to understand mine… I’m over 50 – so imagine! LOL – You’ll get there love, I promise! 🙂