Whether we realize or not, being able to discover our life purpose can be a pretty difficult and even overwhelming task, one that can take a lot of time for us to acknowledge. There are many ways in which we can give our life purpose, helping those who need it, both on a large and a small scale. After all, there is always something we can teach others, and looking to inspire and motivate those around us can be quite rewarding. If you feel like you haven’t been able to discover your purpose in life, answering these questions should guide you in this complex but incredible journey.
- What is it that drives you? Finding our purpose in life can be a long task, one that might require a lot of thought and determination. However, one of the most important parts of this journey is finding the one thing that drives you more than anything else. In many cases, we might need to go back in time and think about a powerful and life-changing experience, one where we helped someone in a very significant and memorable way.
- What is it that gives you energy? Often times, we will find ourselves burning out our purpose, especially when we pursue it the wrong way. Instead of wasting our energy in something that is not part of what drives us, we need to figure out what gives us the energy to continue. This means figuring out how we want to solve a problem more than choosing a problem itself.
- What is it that you are willing to do the sacrifice for? When we finally feel like we’ve discovered our life purpose, our journey will have only begun, as we will need to make a choice and fully commit to pursuing this purpose. Nonetheless, we might find ourselves postponing taking an actual step on this path, which will only leave us being stuck. That’s why it is important that we find something that gets us excited, motivated, and inspired to put our sweat and tears into achieving it.
- Who do you want to help and how will you do that? For many, finding their purpose in life undoubtedly means helping solve one of the many problems people might face in today’s world. Here is where that driving experience from the past can help us, as we should be able to determine who we want to help, and how we want to do it.
“True happiness… is not attained through self-gratification,
but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.”