Whether or not you are 21 or younger, the question can sometimes be unclear when it comes to finding your life’s purpose. Maybe if you were Picasso or Einstein, finding your life purpose would be easy to spot especially if you have special gifts as they do.
Even if it takes some effort, it’s still a question worth answering. Numerous studies suggest that finding work that aligns with your purpose is more motivating and satisfying than any pay increase. If you’re still searching, it’s time to discover your mission!
Here’s a checklist to help you find your life’s purpose.
Finding Your Life Purpose:
- Calm your mind. Ease yourself into a creative state of mind. Meditate or take a long walk through the park. Soak in a warm bath or read some poetry. Your thoughts will become more expansive when you take a step back from your daily concerns and give your mind some time to relax.
- List your passions. Ask yourself, “What do I value?” What would it take to make you excited about getting out of bed in the morning?
- Identify your strengths. Focus on what you do well. Think about the kind of compliments you receive or tasks that come easily to you. What comes to you second nature?
- Analyze flow. Recognize the activities that create a nice flow experience for you. When do you lose track of time and find that your work becomes effortless?
- Focus on service. Your purpose takes on more meaning when you look beyond yourself and think about how you can have a positive impact on others. Try to find an under served need that you can help fill.
- Do research. In today’s day in age, doing research is a lot easier. The internet makes it easy to learn about any topic related to your purpose. For instance, you can look up information on careers in education or maybe taking cooking classes.
- Talk with others. Learn from others who are already working in the fields that you find interest in. Attend networking events. When you’re at parties, ask other guests what they do for a living and follow-up with relevant questions.
- Keep a journal. Writing about your search can help you organize your thoughts. Over time, you may spot patterns that will guide you in moving forward.
All in all, these steps are steps that will help lead you to finding out more about who you are as a person and what direction you truly want to go in. You may even find some interesting things out about yourself you didn’t know.
~ Dream.. Believe… Live…
Your Life Coach in Training, Shevaughn Desirée