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Using This Surprising Habit Will Boost Your Personal and Financial Success, According to Science

Research discovered the missing link needed in order to realize a successful and wealthy life.

There is no denying that personal and financial success is a long process that demands your full commitment. But for some people, even if they are 100% committed to this journey, there are times that it gets difficult to see the glimpse of its results.

Here’s the good news. With the help of a recent study, researchers were able to give an answer to the question why most people do not become successful and wealthy despite working extremely hard for it.

According to the study, there’s a specific sense of purpose and accompanying mindset that can make a huge difference in a person’s personal and financial life. It was revealed that people who found this sense of purpose accumulated more wealth over the long term.

With all this in mind, have you really determined your purpose in life?

For some, it may be a yes, but it is also perfectly fine if you haven’t figured it out yet. Because it is never too late to reflect on your life purpose now that you already know how it would impact your future success.

Finding (or honing in on) your purpose in life can be achieved in simple steps that will help pave the way for exponential success:

Start by understanding your strengths

You know yourself better than other people would do. Hence, to know what your purpose is, look into what you do best. Ask yourself what activity, career, or hobby would you be willing to engage in for long period of time.

When you find an answer to this question, channel your energy into these things. Build on your strengths and continue to improve your assets.

You won’t only see where you want to be, but more importantly, you become a better version of yourself.

Similarly in the world of investing, you also have to undergo self-assessment (preferably with the help of a financial expert) to see how you could personalize your portfolio depending on your goals. Financial strategies vary depending on a person and by customizing it, you increase its viability to succeed.

Listen to your heart

“It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” – J.K. Rowling

Your heart knows what makes it satisfied. In the quest to find your purpose, think about your happiness as a person. What or who are the main sources of your happiness?

Happiness is integral in determining your success because it is the ultimate productivity-booster. It leaves you in a positive disposition that empowers you to create an impact in whatever you do.

Likewise, for Pixar President Ed Catmull, the real goal of what he and his team are doing is to have a positive impact on the world.

Be mindful of your interests

What have you been sharing in your social media lately? What topics are you most fascinated about? What books are you attracted to recently?

Notice the little things that tickle your attention because they bear signs.

The ideas that you are most interested about are clues to what your true life purpose is. Whether it is sports, travel, etc., it is all about the feeling that draws you closer to what you want to happen in your life.

These things are essential into the process of designing our own lives. For instance, it could be a simple hobby that you are passionate about which you could potentially turn into a career.

Take it from GoPro CEO, Nick Woodman, who once said that we are all trying to figure out our place and our purpose, and passions are one of the most obvious guides.

Determine what excites you

Ask yourself, what are the truly important things that give meaning to your life? Is it your family, a dream car, a promotion, etc.? What is that certain force that makes you get up in the morning?

“If you’re changing the world, you’re working on important things. You’re excited to get up in the morning.” – Larry Page, CEO of Alphabet

Those things or people that you cannot live without shall help you figure out why you exist in this world. They give you inspiration to bounce back and recover in times of failures. They are the reason why you don’t give up no matter how challenging life is.

Visualize your future self

Imagine where you want to be and what you want to become in the future.

Apart from being a fun activity, it also gives you a sense of direction that you need. Moreover, take it as an opportunity to assess if your present efforts are aligned to what you want to achieve in a few years’ time.

By visualizing the future ‘you’, you embrace a promising future ahead knowing where you want to go and how to get there.