Do you spend day after day at a job you hate? When you wake up in the morning do you have a feeling of dread in your stomach and wonder how your life turned out this way? Do you think ‘there must be something better than this’ but have no idea how to even begin changing your life?
Accepting a mediocre life and settling for ‘less than’ you once dreamed of is an unfortunate and unnecessary side effect of ‘growing up’, ‘becoming an adult’ and ‘taking care of your responsibilities’.
Think about it, what is one defining thing about the people who are contributing most to this world? Whether they’re contributing on a huge, public scale or in a small town bringing joy to everyone around them, I guarantee you; they have found their purpose and are actively living it.
When you live on purpose, you are positive and the energy you bring to yourself and the world around you is positive. When you don’t live on purpose, you are negative and the energy you bring to yourself and the world around you is negative.
Don’t you owe it to yourself and the world to live on purpose and stop settling for a mediocre life without passion?
I’m sure you answered a resounding, ‘Yes’ but if you are like most people, living on purpose seems impossible. In fact, chances are high that you aren’t living on purpose because you don’t know what your purpose is.
How do you find your purpose?
Let’s start with a few questions…allow yourself to answer these questions with whatever comes to mind and just for now, don’t judge your answers as possible or not possible.
Grab a pen and paper (or you can go to your computer, but pen and paper tends to bring out more honest, instinctual responses) and answer these questions…
Remember, don’t think, just write…
1. Write down your top 3 favorite things to do when you were a kid.
2. Write down your top 3 LEAST favorite things to do when you were a kid.
3. Write down your top 3 favorite things to do now.
4. Write down your top 3 LEAST favorite things to do now.
5. When you feel ‘In the zone’ at work, home or anywhere, what are you doing?
When it comes to finding your purpose as the key to a fulfilling life, you need to know 2 things:
1. Your purpose can’t be something you don’t feel ‘Right’ doing?
2. You can have more than 1 purpose!
The first step to find your purpose is to discover the answers to these questions and then we need to discover the common bonds between them.