Have you ever felt confused with answering any of these questions?
- What should I do in my life?
- What am I meant to do?
- I don’t know what to do with my life
- How do I find my passion?
If you are not currently aligned with your “life purpose, mission or values” you might feel that:
- You are not waking up excited to start your day
- Confused about where to even start and convinced yourself you don’t know your purpose
- Lack of passion for what you are currently doing
- No fulfillment
- Burnt out
- Drained of your good energy
- Surrounded by people who drain you and bring you down
- And you are left just exhausted at the end of each day
If You Are Struggling With Any Of The Symptoms Listed Above…Then This Is Worth Your Time!
Today I am going to shed some light on the most asked or thought about personal development question and I am going to share the top tips on how I figured out what I wanted to do with my life and how to find life purpose
Ditch the quarter-life crisis and telling yourself that you don’t know what to do in life,
YOU GOT THIS! Just follow along with the exercises and tips and let me know if it helped you in the comments below 🙂
First Things First: Let’s Bust Some Myths…
A Life Coach Will Do It All For You
A life coach cannot be expected to find your mission and life purpose for you, no one can do it for you, we are all different, you can be directed and guided but it needs to come from you.
You are the one who holds the key to your own success.
If you are not willing to take action yourself to accomplish your own goals than a life coach cannot do much to help you.
A life coach is perfect for helping people who already decided that they had enough and decided that they WANT to turn things around in their life.
You Have To Have It All Figured Out By A Certain Age
The main thing you need to get started with just needs to be in tune enough with yourself to be able to know what things in life give you meaning and happiness – this is different for everyone.
Stick to pursuing a path that feels right at this point in your life and that is aligned with your values and moral standards. The rest will unfold as you go.
You Have To Make Up Your Mind And Stick With It Forever
Sometimes obsessing over trying to find your life purpose can become the problem itself.
Don’t waste your time trying to neat pick every move you’ll make in the future. It will cause you to miss out on all of the current opportunities and chances in your life.
Analyze The Situation
Start by asking yourself some S.M.A.R.T. questions.
Avoid Broad Questions Like:
- What are you put on this earth to do?
- Identify the “why” behind everything you do
- What is your life purpose?
Instead, Ask Yourself:
- What did you enjoy doing most of when you were a kid? Like 5 to 10 years old?
- Which struggle or sacrifice are you willing to tolerate?
- Are you ever so deeply interested in something that you forget to even eat because you get almost obsessive about it?
- And finally, what do you want to want to accomplish or experience?
Let’s See What The Experts Have To Say About How To Find Your Life Purpose
On one of Adam Leipzig’s Ted Talks, he explains that you should be able to identify your “life purpose” just by answering the following 5 questions.
- What do you love to do?
- Is there something you able to teach others? What do you do?
- Who do you do it for?
- What do they want or need?
- And how have they changed as a result?
While based on this Tedtalk, Terri Trespicio’s believes the following:
- Find whatever feels right now and passion will come.
- Don’t wait, just start doing
She explains that because we change our mind on our major multiple times, passion changes and that it is senseless to get anxious and over-analyze something that might not fit you a few years from now
And even though these are valid points of view, I felt I needed something more…
Let’s Take It A Step Further, So You Can Actually Find Out How To Find Your Life Purpose
My very FAVORITE way to look at things is the way Jack Canfield explained them in his book “The Success Principles”
I LOVE this book and recommend everyone to check it out
I believe the original idea he got Arnold M. Paton author of “The Journey” (which I have not read yet)
As he explains, we need to take 100% responsibility for our lives and what happens in them. There should be no room for excuses or complaints.
NO Excuses And NO Complains
You need to give up excuses and complaints once and for all if you want to succeed.
Put $2 in a jar every time you “slip up” and make an excuse, not to punish yourself, but because you want to teach your subconscious that there is always a cost associated when taking that route.
Clear your mind, forgive yourself for the past, and be ready to celebrate your new awareness.
Un-initiated people will give up after the lows and plateaus in their journey but you are not like that.
Don’t give up and be patient because if you are, you will eventually breakthrough!
Remember that success will take patience, perseverance, time, and effort.
- Which job do you love so much that you would do it for free but that you could still get paid for?
- What do you want to accomplish? To experience?
- What does success look like to you?
It could sound something like:
- To inspire people through….
- By empowering people to live their dreams through…
- To facilitate people to…
Vague answers provide vague results
Be as specific as possible when you are setting up your intentions towards achieving your goals. Remember that if you don’t know how to define what you want, you probably won’t achieve it.
These Are The Exercises He Teaches That I Felt Helped Me Tremendously
Exercise 1: How To Find Your Life Purpose
- Make a list of the times you felt most joyful and alive
- Can you figure out a way to make a living doing these things?
Exercise 2: How To Find Your Life Purpose
(The Life Purpose Exercise) Arnold Paton Author of “The Journey”
1) List 2 of Your Unique Personal Qualities
- such as enthusiasm and creativity
2) List 1 or 2 Ways You Enjoy Expressing Those Qualities With Others
- such as to support and to inspire
3) Assume The World Is Perfect Right Now
- what does it look like?
- How are people interacting with each other?
- What does it feel like?
Write your answer in a full sentence
4) Summarize All The 3 Steps Above In ONE Sentence
Even after you decide your life purpose you want to always remember to never let “sunk cost bias” (the amount of effort and time to put into something) stop you from taking corrective action towards something that might be better suited.
Now you know some of the main things you can do to find your life purpose and you completed some practical exercises that will help you clarify your thoughts towards the right direction.
Please stay in touch and let me know if this worked for you!
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