Is It Time To Find Your Life Purpose?

Are you stuck in a job you don’t like? Working a job you don’t find inspiring? Feeling as though you’re just existing, rather than living life to the fullest?

If you answered yes to any of those questions, then it’s high time to press pause for a few hours and really sit down and think about what you want to “be,” and what you want to do with your life.

It’s advice you’ve probably gotten before, and when you’ve heard it in the past, you’ve probably read that the first necessary step is to sit down and make a list of where you see yourself in X number of years, or something similar.

There’s value in that, but that in itself can be limiting.

Instead of taking that approach, ask yourself two questions:

Firstly, if you could do anything in the world with a 100 percent chance of success, what would you do? Secondly, if money was no object, what would your life look and feel like?

Spend some time visualizing the answers to both questions before you start writing them down, and then do so. Write about your answers vividly and in detail. At that point, you’ve got a pretty clear picture of the idealized version of where you want to be and what you want to do.

Of course, blue sky thinking only gets you so far. Once you’ve got the idealized image of what you want to do with your life, now comes the hard work of finding a way to get as close as you can to the idealized image you created.

That happens in stages. It’s a rare person who can turn their life on a dime and in a matter of days to make that vision a reality. The good news is that you don’t have to. You can make one or two small changes, try them on for size, and then proceed further, and with each change you make, you bring yourself closer to realizing the image you started with.

There’s no time like the present – what do you want to do and be? What’s your purpose in this life? Only you can say.