Motivation

There is no shortage of motivational messaging.

But, motivation extends beyond temporary stimulation that lasts up until the moment you scroll past a message, stop reading, or someone stops speaking and inspiring.

Motivation comes from a personal belief and desire to accept responsibility for your life and take the necessary action to achieve the things you seek.

Periods of frustration often reflect an urging to succeed in some area of your life.

By understanding what frustrates you, you’ll better understand what fulfills you.

The message behind your frustration is priming you to make a difference in your life by creating new and meaningful value.

That’s embedded motivation.

Dreams

The meaning of dreams has drawn plenty of controversies. Some view dreams as our higher self – healing, advising, encouraging, and sometimes warning us of impending dangers.

Others view dreams as nothing more than a vision pulled from our memory and shaped by our imagination.

Whichever you choose to believe, this broadened sense of awareness lends itself to various meanings and new possibilities.

Dreams are a divine gift that many often take for granted – not realizing that the dream state is an expanded state of consciousness.

Stephen LaBerge sums dreams up well “Not all lucid dreams are useful, but they all have a sense of wonder about them. If you must sleep through a third of your life, why should you sleep through your dreams, too?”

Finding Meaning

When we lack meaning in our lives, we wander around aimlessly, struggling to identify our purpose and how to use our natural gifts to make a difference in the world.

Even under the harshest of circumstances, life has meaning. When you find yourself buckling under pressure, consider the fortitude that prisoners of war, homeless families, the poverty-stricken, victims of genocide, etc., display, despite their circumstances. Even in the worst conditions imaginable, it is evident their lives have meaning.

Finding meaning is not an easy process and will require you to push past your fears. We often look to others to help us find our purpose in life, but it’s impossible to live for the same predetermined purpose as someone else. No matter the challenges we face, there’s always a lesson to be learned and the possibility of brighter days to come.

Understanding Your Purpose

A person without purpose will keep changing direction and traveling in circles without ever arriving anywhere.

Without direction, an empty life is unstable and vulnerable to temptation.

Don’t be misguided by your purpose.

Your greatest accomplishment may be helping people accomplish great things.

Similarly, your greatest failure may be preventing others from achieving greatness.

When you understand your purpose, you can help others find meaning in their lives.