Staying focused and saving time are the two biggest wishes of the modern human. We are all under the pressure of deadlines. We find it hard to juggle with all our daily chores. We are always rushing, eating on the go, sleeping too little and working too much. Under these circumstances, there’s no wonder that burnout is such a widespread phenomenon. The good news is that you can manage your time and your daily schedule more effectively once you discover your life purpose.

When you know what is your mission on this planet, you tend to focus your efforts towards achieving this goal. You don’t allow yourself to get distracted by various so-called “urgent” matters, as you are aware they don’t contribute to your life purpose. Focusing only on what matters can free up a lot of time, thus enabling you to take things easier and slow down a little. The simple fact that you have more time to do the things that matter will help you gain clarity and a better focus. You’ll also be able to maintain this focus for longer periods of time, since you won’t be always in a hurry to do hundreds of things a day.

People who live without purpose usually find themselves overwhelmed by the millions of external stimuli we all have to face every day. They are very easy to distract, because they aren’t really sure about the course their life takes. Being this way takes a toll on your health and on your wellbeing, so you may find yourself confused and drained of your vital energy. A clear life purpose will help you leave behind you all those details that don’t contribute to your supreme goal, preventing you from spreading yourself too thin. This is the secret of many successful people, a secret which is easy to replicate once you realize what your life purpose is.

People who know their life purpose aren’t willing to waste their limited time on earth in endless fights and anger. They save their vital energy to direct it toward those actions that can bring them one step closer to their goals. If they feel a certain activity doesn’t contribute to their overall purpose, they would refuse to engage in it.

Just think about all those times when you’ve done things to please others, things that were meaningless or even bothersome to you. How much time and how much energy have you invested in actions that haven’t brought you any direct benefits? By identifying your life purpose, you’ll learn how to be assertive and how to say no to people in your life who act like energy hogs.

When you know what you are here for, and you are aware you have a limited number of years to achieve it, you’ll be less inclined to give up your wishes to please people around you. This approach offers you clarity of mind and the determination to focus only on what matters.