Determine your Life’s Purpose
At odd times over the years I have reflected and wondered what my life’s purpose is. I was quite envious of people who already seemed to know and were on their chosen path.
However, I don’t think we all know at a certain age or by a certain stage in our lives. It’s different for everyone. Having finally done the exercise – and asked myself the questions – I assume I was ready to know, and I must say it was a little moment of clarity for which I feel so much better for. It really does give you a sense of well-being to know what you are aiming for. It’s not always apparent when doing the 9 to 5 thing, or running after family. If you’ve been side tracked (nicely side tracked) for the past 10 or 20 years, then doing the life’s purpose exercise could be just the thing for focusing again on what you are passionate about.
It might not be earth shattering, your purpose in this world does not have to be to find the cure for an illness or invent something that will change lives…. mine was so simple it seemed silly at first to write it down but then I realised it was apt for me, it was aligned to the core of who I am, what I enjoy, what I would like to do for a living, where and how I see my future… and most of all it made me smile. Every time I read it I get a welling up inside because this is my hope, my dream and my passion. How cool is that 🙂
Give one (or all) of these a go if you feel like you’ve been drifting a bit, or if the changes happening in your life now mean you need to re-assess, or you want to establish some new goals now that time is your own. Then pin it to your mood board so that it can be the glue that pulls everything else together…. in some way, the other images and words you have there will relate to your life’s purpose (or they might just be frivolous fun… and that’s ok too!)
I really enjoyed this one, it’s funny and quirky but serious too…. and it gets the job done.
If that’s not for you, try one of these…
Between one thing and another, I had not dared to dream for quite some time. Making a mood board and pinning up my life’s purpose statement really made a difference to my way of thinking and put a spring back in my step.