How do you discover your true “purpose” in life?
Maybe you are a rather nihilistic person who does not believe in having a purpose or that life has no meaning. It does not matter.
Not believing that you have a purpose will not stop you from discovering it, just as not believing in gravity will prevent you from falling.
So, how do you find your purpose in life?
This is how you find your purpose in life:
- Take out a blank sheet of paper or open a text editor where you can write (I prefer the latter because it goes faster).
- At the top of the page, write “What is my true purpose in life?”
- Write an answer (any answer) that pops into your head. It does not have to be a whole sentence. A short phrase works well.
- Repeat step 3 until you write the answer that makes you really full of emotion. This is your purpose.
7 keys to shape your life and find your purpose
Your life is shaped by the mixture of four basic aspects: your passion, your vocation, your profession and your goal in life. These strategies will help you clarify these aspects:
- Stop living on autopilot: ask yourself daily what makes you happy.
- Do not compare yourself with others. Do not try to be the same as others. You are your own point of reference.
- We all have talent. We all have an amazing ability that sets us apart from others and we should take advantage of it. Make it your own and enjoy it.
- Finding your purpose is not just a life goal, but a way of life that must be felt here and now.
- It is something that gives us energy every morning and that becomes what we do every day and want to invest in to get better.
- Living according to our purpose means that we set aside a large part of what is around us. We must therefore be aware that it takes courage.
- It is the opposite of passivity and following others. It demands everything from you and makes you feel alive, free and full of energy, regardless of your age or your physical condition, because it gives you meaning…
How to find your purpose in life
From the moment you wake up, start asking yourself these questions and write down your answers.
• What is the first thing you think of when you wake up? What do you feel? What do you see around you? Who do you wake up with? What do you say to each other? How does that person feel?
You should see all the little details we mentioned before you even got out of bed? This is the level of clarity you need.
• What did you eat for breakfast? What do you like during breakfast? Where do you live? What does the place you live in mean,
• What do you think of that place? Now look out the window, what do you see?
• Who lives with you? How do you feel about these people? Think about all the relationships you have in your life. How are they?
• Now you are thinking about your financial situation. How much income do you have in a month? One year? How do you distribute your income? What do you think about your financial situation?
• What are your feelings for your future?
Think about your finances, relationships, health – everything.