Monday, July 19, 2021

Discover your Purpose : Three easy steps to to find what you were meant to do

Determining what we were born to do is not at all easy. But we are all curious about it. Finding our purpose in life can be the biggest moment for all of us! So how can you go about it? How can you find your purpose in life?

Today I am going to give you 3 steps that will help you discover your life purpose.

There are three steps to the process of discovering the purpose of your life:

Understanding the principle of choice

Choice -is the most important gift that you have got, because when you  make a choice, you announce your desires to your own subconscious mind. And once the subconscious mind is aware of your desires, it makes it your goal. And if you are sincere in pursuing your goal, there is no reason you should not be able to accomplish it!

But indecision or not choosing, will only create frustration and anxiety for you. It will confuse your subconscious mind about what your true desire is. This is also true when you are doing something because someone else told you to. When you say "My heart is not in it." That is the time you should truly listen to what your heart says to you. 

Your first step towards finding your true purpose, is to find out your true desire - believe me, they are connected! 

Take a notebook and answer the following questions: 
  1. What are the things you love?
  2. What are the things that you enjoy the most?
  3. What are the things that make you feel better when situations start going out of your hand?
  4. What are the things that inspire you to move ahead, even in hard times?
  5. Do you like doing something creative or artistic? What is it?
  6. Do you enjoy nature? Whats is the part of nature that you love the most?
  7. Do you like the sea or the mountains? Describe how you feel near it.
  8. Do you enjoy helping others? How often do you get to do it? How do you feel after helping someone?
  9. Do you get pleasure from making a difference in other people's lives?
After writing this, you will have a list of things that you love to do. Now look at that list and answer the following questions for each one of them:

  1. What thing do you love to do?
  2. What is it that you love in this thing and why?
  3. How could you do this for money, and make a living out of it?

Creating Your Underlying Principle

After you have answered those questions the next step is to find out if there is a recurring theme. Maybe it is the contribution to the society that keeps coming up, or the desire to seek or give love, or helping old people cope with the set of problems that arise due to age. Whatever it is, try to identify the central theme of the things that give you real pleasure in life. 

And now, get ready to create your mission statement - by putting the central theme in a short precise statement. It may even be a quote by a famous person, or a philosophy that has influenced you. Of course, as you grow up, this statement could evolve, but its soul will remain the same. 

Now, write down your Mission Statement.

Aligning Your LIFE With Your Underlying Principle

Coming now to the final step. It is now time to create a pathway to your purpose and begin implementing changes to align your daily life with your purpose - or your Mission statement. By making little changes in your life, you will be able to begin to live your life according to your mission statement. Its not going to happen overnight, but being intentional in the way you live your life, will definitely make some wonderful and welcome difference to your enthusiasm to live! 

How can you make those changes? 

If you find that you love being amidst nature - plan out a holiday in the middle of it. It could be a camping trip with your kids.
If helping others is your thing, then start to look for opportunities to volunteer in your community.
Sometimes, doing this process might even result in you getting a new job or even starting your own business that is more in line with your mission statement.

So there it is! By following the steps outlined above, you will be on your way to finding and living out your purpose. 
As you go through this process, just remember,

“You were put on this earth to achieve your greatest self, to live out your purpose, and to do it courageously.”
Steve Maraboli

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