I don’t believe we have only one purpose that some god gave us when we were born. But I do believe there are things only we can do to make this world a better place.
It didn’t come easy to me, so I want to go deep with this post and share everything that worked for me. Because I firmly believe that each person has a place in this world and its changes for the better.
But first, to know what your purpose is, you have to be open to the idea of it. What do I mean by that? Well, you have to have faith in your abilities and talents. You have to have faith in yourself.
When I talk about purpose, I don’t talk about woo-woo stuff, but about your right to live a life that you love and adore. I talk about your right to bring your talents to life and use them to be of service.
So here is how to know what your purpose is:
- Look at your weaknesses.
Looking at your weaknesses will help you see what doesn’t come easy to you. For example, maybe you are not good at talking to people and being very social.
So perhaps your purpose is not to be a tourist guide or a salesperson. That’s okay. It just means that you will look for something where you’ll be alone or with only a select few. You need to know your weaknesses before you can look at your strengths.
- Look at your strengths.
Now, we can look at what you’re good at.
Write down all of your strengths, capabilities and talents. Don’t be shy, okay? You want to be honest but also very open to what you know. Perhaps you speak five languages, or you are great with non-human animals.
Write down at least 10 of your strengths so you can truly see what you are good at.
- Look at your childhood.
What did you love to do when you were a kid? Climbing trees? Playing with bugs? Paint? Travel to unknown countries? Whatever it is, just remember it and write it down.
You see, most of us already know what we want to do when we are children, but then we grow up and the adults tell us it is impossible for us. Not everyone is like that, but most people are doing what they wanted to be doing when they were younger.
- Look at your passions.
This is different from your strengths because we are talking about things that bring you passion. Things that you desire to do at all times, and you forget about the time when you’re doing them.
Your passions are usually a mix of your talents and what you wanted to be doing when you were a child. Do not hold back when describing what brings you joy because that matters.
- Look at your heroes.
Who do you look up to? Whose life do you want to live? Dig deep and you will find that your heroes usually lead lives that you want to experience yourself.
If you feel envious of someone, even better, because envy points us in the direction of what we want for ourselves. As with all other exercises, write down what other people have that you want for yourself.
I truly, wholeheartedly hope you find your purpose because life is so much more beautiful (and easier) when you do.
You wake up in the morning ready and willing to get up and start following your vision. Things just get better in your life because you know where you’re going and what you have to do to get there.
You jump out of bed ready to tackle every problem that arises. It’s wonderful! It is really, really wonderful. But you have to see for yourself.
So try these tips and see how well they work.
You got this.