Our lives are at its most productive peak when we have a true sense of direction. They are also much easier and enjoyable to navigate once we got to understand our destination –that is, once you know the purpose of your existence.
One of the most important things you in life is to figure out –the sooner the better- why you’re here for; what is your purpose, your core values, and then, figure out what are the goals that would help you move towards it.
Take some time to reflect about where you are in life now, and then decide where you would like to take your life from there.
When you know where you’re headed, it’s easier to determine which actions and behaviors contribute to achieving this destination, and which ones are just deviating or holding you back.
Below is a list of questions, designed to help you discover your life purpose.
- What are three of your favorite skills?
Give it a though right now… try to determine what are the two or three abilities you have that are your favorite; not which you are best at, or most profitable, but honestly which are the ones you enjoy doing the most.
- What are two ways you would like to use to make an impact in the world?
How would you like to make a difference? Which are the ways you’d go about it? Don’t think too hard; just follow your intuition and write down whatever pops into your mind…
- Who or what would you like to impact?
Now it’s time to be specific; narrow down our target and start defining the people or things you want to help. Give it a thought; see what things come to mind first and write them down.
- What goal do you think your impact would achieve?
Think about the people or things you have in mind… what good would your actions do to them? What outcome do you desire for those peoples or circumstances?
- Create now a run-on sentence, combining all these previous elements, starting with “my purpose is to”.
It’s time to put things together. The previous questions contain in them the combined elements of your life purpose.
Shuffle the answers around and find a combination that makes real sense to you.
Have in mind that your life purpose is something you continuously keep discovering, watching it as it unfolds before you.
Like a big dinosaur skeleton, it lies buried somewhere; it is your job to find it and dig it up; a little or a big piece at the time.
Start digging and follow its clues.