What is your purpose in life?
Richard Lieder says, ‘We are born purpose-seeking creatures. Purpose is necessary for our very health and survival.’
The most basic question everyone faces in life is Why am I here? What is my purpose?
Sadly too many people cannot answer this question with a sense of confidence and real belief in their answer.
When someone’s life is void of real purpose, a lack of hope, direction and true meaning to their daily activities usually can sometimes fill that void.
When someone has no hope in their life, they have no care for their future. ‘Why should I set goals or plan for my future?’ they might say. Imagine a mind void of hope and care, what sense of purpose can this person have, except one of possible harm or destruction to themselves or others.
A sense of purpose breathes life into your thoughts, gives direction to your actions and meaning to your life. Imagine having no reason to get out of bed every day, to go to work or even to live.
Your purpose in life is like an inner compass that guides you on your life’s journey. Finding your life purpose and your deepest life intentions can help you to move through your life with greater focus and clarity each day.
With clear purpose in your life you spring out of bed in the morning. Without purpose your life and actions will seem meaningless.
I once worked with a couple whose children had left home after 21 years. They were lost, they felt empty, ‘What will we do now?’ they asked me.
Their main purpose in life was looking after their two children and now they had gone, there was a big space to fill. I guided them to a place where they discovered something new to be passionate about which gave them a new sense of purpose, their life had meaning again.
It is only when you seek, discover and understand what your life purpose is, that you will set purpose driven goals that will truly fulfill you.
Ask yourself what you are good at, what you love doing and what you feel you should be doing in your life. The answers to these series of questions are clues to your purpose in life.
Living a purpose driven life gives you focus and clarity. You may even find like I did, your purpose is to make a difference to other people’s lives, as well as your own.
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