Living a life of purpose is a key essential ingredient for happiness. So many people all over the World are realizing they can’t just work some dead end, unfulfilling job that doesn’t nourish the soul.
We are also realizing we perform our best when we are doing something we like and are naturally good at. That’s where your life-purpose begins! It feels good to make a contribution and to feel as though you are doing your small personal part to make the World a better place.
Imagine a World where everyone is living their life-purpose – doing what they love. How quickly could things change for the betters?
So here’s a start, 7-Ways to Discover Your Life Purpose:
1) Consider Your Highest-Excitement
So often we can get stuck in the motions of life without stopping to consider what truly fulfills us, makes us happy and excites us to our very core. Take a moment to consider and then towrite down all of the things in life inspiring to you and don’t worry about how it relates to your life purpose for right now…
Once you have done that, take a look at your list. Do you notice any themes or patterns? Living a purposeful life is always multi-faceted, why not be a surf instructor and a life coach? Sounds pretty awesome to me.
I often say, if I’m living my life-purpose I feel like I’m thriving, and if I’m not, I feel like I’m dying. I now know my highest excitement is my internal GPS back to my purpose.
2) Pay Attention to How You Spend your Spare Time
What do you do when no one is watching? And don’t just say Netflix!
Think about how you spend your spare time, and what you gravitate towards when you have extra time on your hands. Is it drawing, writing, making YouTube videos or even watching YouTube videos? Are you a gamer?
Pay attention to these things, as they are all the guide posts and arrows pointing you towards your life purpose. Plenty of people are here to create art, inspiring media or support other people in simple yet humble ways.
The healthy things you are inclined to do are either going to be part of your life-purpose or compliments to it.
3) Consider What You Loved to Do as a Kid
Children are so wise and do all sorts of intelligent, unassuming things. When you were a kid I bet there were a number of fun activities you loved doing. As kid…
– How did you play & what kind of toys did you play with?
– Who did you like to hang out with?
– What field trips were your favorite?
– What kind of toys did you like to play with?
– What were your favorite things to do?
Revisiting your childhood is one of the best routes to discover your life purpose. Many secrets live in our 5 year old’s curious experience of the World.
4) Ask for Guidance in Your Dream
This is an often overlooked and powerful tool when you are seeking guidance of any kind. But specifically in regard to your life purpose, set a little intention before bedtime.
Something like: “Dear Dream Guides, I ask that you reveal and guide me to my life purpose in my dreams tonight.”
When you wake up, make sure to remember your insights and write them down! This is a very powerful tool.