3 Steps To Discovering The Purpose of Your Life.Jul 08, 2021
3 Steps To Discovering The Purpose of Your Life
Determining what our purpose is in life can be one of the hardest questions that we as humans must try to answer. In this article, we will be going through a 3 Steps to Discovering The Purpose of Your Life.
Let’s try to answer one of the questions I get asked the most in my coaching business. “…But Robby, I don’t’ know my purpose.” Determining what our purpose is in life can be one of the hardest questions that we as humans try to answer. In this article we will be going through a step-by-step process, exploring your intuition, and by the end, you should have a fairly solid tool you can immediately employ in your life, to help give it a meaningful direction!
There are three steps to the process of discovering the purpose of your life:
Understanding the principle of choice
Creating your “underlying principle”
Aligning your decisions with this underlying principle
Understanding The Principle of Choice
Norman Vincent Peale said “The greatest power we have is the power of choice and my personal favorite quote that everyone HATES for me to say is “Everyone Makes Choices”. My clients know it as EMC. It is an actual fact, that if you have been fumbling and stumbling around unhappiness, you can choose to be happy, instead. And, by EFFORT, lift yourself into joy. If you tend to be fearful, you can overcome that misery by choosing to have courage. The entire outcome and quality of anyone’s life are directly determined by the choices they make.
“Decisions” are the single most important activity of your conscious mind, because by making a choice, you are proclaiming your desires to your subconscious mind. Once the subconscious mind gets to know your desires, it is going to do anything to manifest them in your life. The choices you make in your life become your goal. And, if you are sincere in pursuing them (by sincere I mean working toward them with intent and passion), there is no reason why you should not accomplish them.
Indecision, on the other hand, not only creates frustration and anxiety but can also confuse the subconscious mind about what you want. But it is important that the choices you make are made by you, in accordance with your true desires, purposes, and SOUL’S GOALS. A lot of us let others make choices for us or make our choices according to what we think is ‘correct’, even if that means that we go against our own internal desires. What is right for someone else may not be right for you, and the way to know this is by listening to what your soul is saying.
So, to begin with, make a list of things which interest you, the things you are deeply curious about. What have you always enjoyed, that makes you feel better, that inspires you to surge ahead, no matter what struggles along the way. Do you like doing something creative, or something artistic? Do you enjoy nature? Do you like the sea? Do you enjoy helping others? Do you get pleasure out of making a difference in other people's lives?
Whatever it is that interests you, write it down and answer these questions:
What thing do you love to do?
What is it that you love about things and why?
Why would someone pay me to help them with this?
How would their lives improve because of this?
How could you make a living out of it?
Creating Your Underlying Principle
The next step is to examine the list you just made and find out if there is any recurring theme. Maybe, it is the contribution that keeps coming up, or an effect to seek or give love, or for example helping your parents cope with old age. Whatever it is, try to identify the central theme of the things you love to do, and try to put it in a short and precise statement. This will be your ‘Mission Statement’. BTW this DOES NOT have to be perfect. It may even be a quote by a famous person, or a philosophy that has influenced you. Of course, as you grow and develop in and through this statement it will change and evolve, but its soul will remain the same. Now, write down your Mission Statement.
Aligning Your LIFE With Your Underlying Principle
The final step in this journey is to map your path to your ultimate purpose and to begin making decisions and implementing changes that help to align your daily life with your new mission (aka your purpose). By making small daily changes in your lifestyle, you will start to be able to begin living this principle out each and every day. It might take a few days, but by becoming aware and intentional of this underlying principle of your life, you will certainly start to feel the difference in your enthusiasm for life as a whole. If you realize that you love being amidst nature, plan out your holiday. Maybe an outing with your children could be enough to recoup your energy. If you discover that you enjoy helping those in need, start to look for opportunities to volunteer in your community. On the other hand, you might even want to change your job or start a new business that is more in line with your mission.
So there you have it! By following along with the steps outlined above, you will be on your way to finding and living out your purpose. And, 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.
Are you ready to unlock the life you were meant to live and create a legacy of abundance!
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