Finding your purpose in life is a daunting task! You have multiple passions, a love for all things, and a desire to help people but what were you actually put on earth to achieve? That’s the question many of us are faced with at some point in our lives, in fact that’s the question many of us spend our whole life trying to find out. But what if 13 simple tips could help you find your purpose in life. While I’ve helped hundreds if not thousands of people find their purpose and tap into their passion to create a noticeable presence and a very nice profit I would love to help you do the same. And, although you may be overwhelmed and have read book after book, attended conferences, watched videos, worked in several occupations you still find yourself not knowing what your purpose in life is so let’s look at it from a different perspective and see if I can’t help you find some clarity.
1. How do you fill your personal space?
Have you ever noticed how things that are really not important to you go into the trash, the attic, or the storage closet? By contrast, you keep the things that are important to you where you can see them, either at home or at work. What does your life demonstrate through your space? When you look around your home or office, do you see family photos, sports trophies, business awards, books? Do you see beautiful objects, comfortable furniture for friends to sit on, or souvenirs of favorite places you’ve visited? Perhaps your space is full of games, puzzles, DVDs, CDs, or other forms of entertainment. Whatever you see around you is a very strong clue as to what you value most.
2. How do you spend your time?
Here’s something you can count on, people always make time for things that are really important to them and run out of time when things aren’t so important. Even though people usually say, “I don’t have time for what really I want to do,” the truth is that they are too busy doing what is truly most important to them. And what they think they want to be doing isn’t really what’s most important. You always find time for things that are really important to you. Somehow, you figure it out. So how do you spend your time? How you spend your time will tell you what you value.
3. How do you spend your energy?
You always have energy for things that inspire you the things you value most. You run out of energy for things that don’t. Things that are low among your values drain you; things that are high among your values energize you. In fact, when you are doing something that you value highly, you have more energy at the end of the day than when you started because you’re doing something that you love and are inspired by. So how do you spend your energy and where do you get your energy?
4. How do you spend your money?
Again, you always find money for things that are valuable to you, but you never want to part with your money for things that are not important to you.
5. Where do you have the most order and organization?
We tend to bring order and organization to things that are important to us and to allow chaos and disorder with things that are low on our values. So look at where you have the greatest order and organization in your life, and you’ll have a good sense of what matters most to you.
6. Where are you most reliable, disciplined, and focused?
You never have to be reminded from the outside to do the things that you value the most. You are inspired from within to do those things and so you do them. Look at the activities, relationships, and goals for which you are disciplined, reliable, and focused the things that nobody has to get you up to do.
7. What do you think about, and what is your most dominant thought?
I’m not talking about the negative self-thought or the things that distract you. I’m not talking about the fantasies, “shoulds,” or “ought’s.” I’m talking about your most common thoughts about how you want your life thoughts that you show slow or steady evidence of actually bringing to fruition.
8. What do you visualize and realize?
Again, I’m not talking about fantasies. I’m asking what you visualize for your life that is slowly but surely coming true.
9. What is your internal dialogue?
What do you keep talking to yourself about the most? I am not asking about negative self-talk or self-aggrandizement. I want you to think of your preoccupation with what you desire most intentions that actually seem to be coming true and showing some fruits.
10. What do you talk about in social settings?
Okay, now here’s a clue that you’ll probably notice for other people as well as yourself. What are the topics that you keep wanting to bring into the conversation that nobody has to remind you to talk about? What subjects turn you into an instant extrovert? Whether your “baseline” personality is extrovert or introvert, you’ve probably noticed that there are topics that immediately bring you to life and start you talking and others that turn you into an introvert who has nothing to say or who wants to change the subject. You can use this same insight to analyze other people’s values. If you go up to somebody and they ask you about your kids that means their kids are important to them. If they say, “How’s business?” they value business. If they ask, “Are you seeing anyone new?”, then relationships matter to them. Topics that attract you are a key to what you value.
11. What inspires you?
What inspires you now? What has inspired you in the past? What is common to the people who inspire you? Figuring out what inspires you most reveals what you value most.
12. What are the most consistent long-term goals that you set?
What are the three long-term goals that you have focused on that you are bringing into reality? Again, I’m not talking about the fantasies that nothing is happening with. I want the dreams you are bringing into reality slowly but surely, the dreams that have been dominating your mind and your thoughts for a time the dreams that you are bringing into daily life, step by step by step.
13. What do you love to learn and read about most?
What are the three most common topics you love learning or reading about most? What three topics can you stay focused on and love learning about without distraction.
These questions were designed for you to look at and reflect on while helping you find your purpose in life. I believe that we were all sent here for a reason and that we all have significance in the world. I genuinely feel that we are all blessed with unique gifts. The expression of our gifts contributes to a cause greater than ourselves.
Melissa Krivachek is President of Briella Arion and is deeply & passionately committed to the growth & effectiveness of leaders, teams, and organizations. Melissa is a High Caliber Leadership, Sales, and Personal Growth Expert, Author, Speaker, Coach, and Life Enthusiast! To IGNITE your Purpose, Presence, Passion, & Profit visit Briellaarion.com or Ignite-Leadership.com.
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Category: Personal Branding