If you don’t already, you should know that you are here on earth for a specific reason. The reason for your existence is that you have a purpose to serve. In my last last few posts, we laid the foundation of purpose, by discussing what purpose is and the truth behind purpose. Now, we’re digging into a few beginning steps that illustrate how you can find your purpose.
Many people spend time wandering through life never figuring out what they were here to do. Others figure out their purpose, but it comes late in life, and still neglect to jump into action. Very few people, however, know why they’re here, serve their purpose intentionally, and live a happy and fulfilling life in the process.
It is my belief that we all arrive on earth fully clear on what we’re here to do. Then our environment gets a hold of us, and through conditioning, programming, upbringing, we lose sight of our purpose, and spend years searching for it.
Because you are reading these words now, I know that you are proactive in finding your purpose, and getting to work in service of it. The truth is that it’s never too late to find and serve your purpose. Kudos to you for being on the right track.
Watch the video below to get my three steps on how to get started with finding your purpose.
How to Find Your Purpose
1 Know who you are.
It’s important to be clear about who you are as a person. You need to know your likes, dislikes, talents, skills, etc. before venturing into one field or another. When you know who you are, you are able to be honest about your strengths and weaknesses.
Grab a journal, and write down your observations from spending time with yourself.
2 Get rid of the need for validation and understanding.
This journey can be a bit isolating, at first. You have to be willing to go it alone. Your friends and family (unless they have already been where you are) will most likely not be very supportive or understanding during your process. This is not because they don’t love you or want to support you. It is simply because they don’t get it.
Instead of looking to friends and family, find a community of people who are doing what you are doing now or have been through it in the past. They can better support you on this journey and even help you along the way.
3 Conduct an assessment of your skills and talents.
Use your journal to document the things that you are naturally good at doing. What are your strengths? What talents do you already possess? What skills have you picked up over the years? Of those things, what do you most enjoy doing?
A quick way to figure out what direction to head in is to ask yourself this question:
If I could do anything in the world for a living, what would it be?
Answering this question allows you to cut through the guesswork and get straight to the point. You know what you want to do. You think about it often. You daydream about it. You talk about it. Now, it’s time to be about it.
These three steps will give you a strong start on your journey of finding your purpose.
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