Many people are searching for some sort of meaning in their lives that will bring them fulfillment. It’s great that you want to something find something that you want to live for. It’s called your purpose. Unfortunately though, we can’t just find the meaning of our lives, if we don’t transform ourselves in a better person. If you didn’t need to change yourself, you would’ve already found the ‘thing’ that you were looking for, right? In order to change yourself, you need to replace your old habits and form new ones. This is called the process of habit transformation. So stop thinking that you don’t have to change yourself and read this article on which habits you need to acquire to find your meaning in life.
1. Be a listener
Most people don’t know how to listen. They interrupt people that are talking (thinking they have something more important to say) or they act like they listen by physically looking at them, but mentally they’re somewhere else in their minds. If you don’t have the capacity to listen, you will never learn something new. This is an extremely important habit you have to acquire, if you want to gain new knowledge. If you can gain new knowledge more easily then it will things easier to find what you’re looking for in life.
2. Be proactive
Don’t be passive or reactive. Being proactive, that’s where it is. Take action and follow through with your actions. Take responsibility for your actions and don’t make excuses for yourself. The things that are most sought after in life are also the hardest things to acquire, because, it’s only meant to be for the people who really want it and not the ‘kinda sorta’ people. So stop procrastinating and take charge of your life.
3. Be disciplined
You can’t work on the days you only feel like it. You have to have an attitude that ‘can’t be touched’. What I mean by saying that, is that no matter the circumstances you’ll find yourself in, you keep putting in the work. The reason why so many people quit on their goals or whatever it may be is, because they don’t see the fruits of their labor in a week or in a month. They’re thinking about short-term results, instead of the long-term results. Trust me; anything worth having comes with time, if stay dedicated!
4. Be comfortable with yourself
This is an important habit. Many people don’t know how to be comfortable with themselves. For example, most people can usually name 1 or 2 strengths when you ask of a person to describe the strengths of them. And when you ask of the same person to point out the ‘negative’ points of their character they come with a whole list… I’m sure you’re getting the point. If this is the case with you then I want you to stop being uncomfortable with yourself. Be comfortable with talking about your strengths, because you got so much more of those than your so-called ‘negative’ traits. Love yourself and accept the person for who you completely are, because you are unique!
To conclude this article, I’m the first to point out that acquiring these habits will take time to master. It really depends on yourself on how long it will take to master these habits. You can’t just acquire a habit overnight. But then again, if you really follow through with acquiring these habits then finding what you’re looking for in life will be a whole lot easier. Remember: when every action has a purpose, every action has a result.
What are your recommendations on habits that you need to acquire, if you want to live a meaningful life? Let me know in the comment section. Also, if you liked this article then please consider sharing it with your friends & social media!