Have you ever woken up in the morning and thought, why should I even get up? I’m so comfortable and warm under these blankets, I can’t be bothered moving, I’m just going to stay right where I am. Yes it is winter, and yes I don’t like cold mornings either, but I think sometimes this is how we treat our lives, and in turn, form a habit of staying comfortable where we are.

What is your purpose for getting out of bed in the morning? What is it that you want to contribute to this world? Some of us know what that purpose is, and some are yet to find it. I have met a lot of interesting people over the past few years and I have found the ones that are the happiest, are the ones that have a purpose for getting out of those warm blankets every morning. Without purpose, there is nothing. Nothing to achieve. Nothing to strive for. No reason to begin the day. We become stuck in a rut, where nothing changes, life becomes routine, uninteresting and mundane. The truth is, life is amazing. Life is incredible. Life is a gift, full of opportunities and exciting new adventures that are waiting to be experienced.

We ourselves are amazing creatures, but too often we don’t see the potential that we have inside of us. Instead we listen to those thoughts that stop us in our tracks. “I can’t”, “It won’t happen for me", "This is just the way my life is”. I’ve started to realise that everything in life is a choice. The events that occur in our lives are not dependent on those around us, what has happened in the past, or even the situation you are in right now. Your life will take the path that you choose to take and everything that happens to you is a result of a decision that you have made. If you decide to wake up with a smile, a spring in your step and be excited by the possibilities of the day ahead, you will have a great day. If you decide to wake up with thoughts of worry, stress, fear, lack of confidence, lack of direction, lack of self-belief, then that's what you will get.

There are so many things that go to waste in this life. If you don’t have a purpose, be entertained by the thought that, maybe you do, you just don’t know it yet. Don’t let your life pass you by, to one day realise that you forgot to enjoy the journey along the way. Do what you love, be motivated by you passions, your desires, the things that you think about before you go to sleep at night and in the morning when you first awaken. Make your dreams a reality and live this life the way it was meant to be lived; With joy, with love, with passion, with purpose.

Have an amazing day.

~ Dan.