Updated: Aug 9, 2021
What’s my purpose? What am I going to do with my life?
Have you been trapped lately with similar question ? Than let me assure you . your enlightened already to get there. Your purpose is not any far now. You have choices to choose from . Keep reading and tap into your potency.
I didn’t have a clue. All I knew is that I wanted my life to be meaningful. And while trying to articulate my purpose in that moment was elusive, I felt a sense of urgency. I needed to figure it out. It took me close to two years to gain clarity around these perplexing questions. At 32, I was able to identify my purpose: to be a catalyst for change — in myself and in others.
THE IMPORTANCE OF KNOWING YOUR PURPOSE
Once I realized my purpose, I began to feel a newfound sense of peace. It didn’t matter that it still took time for me to put the pieces of the puzzle together to act on it; the knowledge of my purpose allowed me to appreciate the choices, challenges, and even the hardships in my life — because they shaped me into the person I had become.
Even though I spent many years frustrated by not living in alignment with my true “Journey,” none of my experiences were wasted time. Collectively, they led me on the path to discovery.
Had I known the answer earlier in my career, I may have missed out on the rich lessons — about myself and others — that I learned along the way to becoming who I am today. it’s who I am.
PURPOSE VS IDENTITY
It’s easy to think that because you’re confident in your identity, you know your purpose. But while purpose and identity are intertwined, they’re not the same. Your identity is often shaped by external factors … where you live, what you do, how you look and the roles you take on — at work and in life. Identity can shift over time; maybe you were a liberal back in your college days, but as you’ve matured, you now think of yourself as a conservative. Culturally driven, your identity lives closer to the surface. It’s apparent to others, as if you were wearing it as a label on a t-shirt, a proclamation for all to see.
Purpose is quiet. It goes far deeper, embedded in your soul. You don’t need to declare it to the world; your purpose becomes you as you become your purpose.
IDENTIFY YOUR PURPOSE: ASK YOURSELF THESE QUESTIONS
If you can’t articulate your purpose, you’re not alone. It can often be painful to ask yourself questions for which there aren’t easy answers. Become a private investigator — of yourself. Clues are everywhere. Every day. And they have been since around the time you were 18 months old. Start to notice them.
And ask yourself these questions:
What do you gravitate toward … or away from?
What kind of people do you surround yourself with?
How do you spend your time — and how do you wish you could spend your time?
What kind of “play” kept you engaged as a young child?
Where are you selfless? What brings out your generosity of spirit, time, energy?
How do you want to be remembered?
As you answer these questions, continue to dig deeper. Ask yourself “why?” When you find an answer, again, ask “why?” Don’t stop with the first or second answer, which is, more likely than not, vague or superficial. You’ll know your purpose when your reaction is visceral. You’ll know it to be true because you’ll feel it — in your heart, and in every fiber of your being.
WHAT CAN YOU DO TO CREATE A LIFE THAT ALIGNS WITH YOUR PURPOSE?
Give yourself time — and bandwidth — to reflect. To plan. To dream. Buy a special notebook in which you record your thoughts and feelings. Be intentional as you create the life you want to live. Taking time out of your busy schedule to work on “you” isn’t selfish; in fact, it’s the opposite. The changes in your life won’t be immediate, but they’ll be worth it. Your path will be your own, involving shifts both large and small. Some might be frightening, while others bring you peace.
“Push through the discomfort you might feel in leaving your comfort zone; what awaits on the other side of fear can be better than you ever imagined.”
It took me another 2 years to figure out how my purpose would ultimately guide my career.
If someone questions, your passion and purpose ? Reply Back saying " Interesting Point of View"
Let no ones point of view, be yours anymore.
Make this Life Count. Dont stress if you dont know your purpose yet. Because i assure you will find it the moment your ready.
Now dont put a timeline on yourself . There is nothing to rush there is plenty of opportunities for you and they will be yours . If you miss out on one and new one will show up and ultimately you will get to the one that makes you .. Your struggle your transition and every sleepless night finally made sence.
Let the first step towards your purpose be Self Love ..
Love love ..