Finding your life’s purpose is an exciting adventure in and of itself. Is it worthwhile the effort? Absolutely – just ask someone who has discovered their purpose. Their energy, commitment, dedication is an inspiration!
Not knowing your life’s purpose makes it easy to be sidetracked, to wander, or drift through life. You look back at the last decade and it feels like you’ve accomplished nothing worthwhile.
Knowing and living your purpose brings fun, satisfaction, fulfillment and abundance to all aspects of your life. You have a solid foundation for making decisions, setting goals, and taking action. You have a sense of certainty that removes doubt and hesitation or second-guessing.
I’d like to share with you how to uncover or discover your purpose so you can experience life at this new and exciting level. Here are three techniques you can use:
Technique #1. Ask yourself “When I was 4, 5 or 6 years old, what did I want to be or do when I grew up? Today, what appeals to me about that and why? Why did I abandon that dream? Do I want to explore how I might incorporate aspects of that dream into my life today?
Technique #2. If my (and my families) financial needs were completely taken care of, meaning I didn’t have to work, what would I do with my time? What would make me excited to get out of bed each morning? What activities, charities or philanthropic endeavors would I want to be a part of? Would I establish a non-profit to provide ______? Who would I want to spend my time with?
Technique #3. (This one started me on my ‘purposeful journey’ several years ago.) Read The Why Café by John Strelecky. It’s a very short book with a profound message.
Jack Canfield shares that “finding your purpose is really discovering what you were put on this Earth to do. Your purpose can tell you what to accomplish, for whom, how to accomplish it and in what time frame. When you discover your purpose, life flows effortlessly. Opportunity seems to fall in your lap. Resources and relationships find you easily. Small successes build upon one another to create unstoppable momentum.”
And, that’s exactly what finding my purpose has done for me. My wish for you? Go for it!!
Would love to hear your thoughts on this.