Is one of your goals to find your purpose this next year? Finding your purpose allows you to live your life in a meaningful and positive way.
However, if you don’t yet have a purpose in your life that drives you and makes you happy, there are ways for you to work towards a purpose-driven life. To begin the journey of finding your purpose, read this helpful guide that can help you do some self-reflection and discovery that can bring you closer to your purpose.
Generate Some Feedback
Sometimes it can be hard to identify our strengths and passions on our own, which is where asking for the feedback or opinions of your loved ones and friends can help. There is a good chance you are already positively influencing people’s lives with behaviors or strengths that you are not even aware of. When asking around, you may notice some similarities around these responses.
For example, did many say that you are a great listener or that you are helpful in certain situations? Note these strengths and personality traits to see how they may be leading you towards your life’s purpose.
Think About What You Are Passionate About
A great way to begin thinking about your purpose is to take some time to do some brainstorming. Find some quiet time to yourself in which you can begin making notes on the things you are passionate about. You can start by thinking about the things you love doing.
For example, do you love cooking or playing certain sports? How can these activities be incorporated into your life purpose? This is a good place to start, as your purpose must be something you really love doing.
Also, think of the skills that you have and how these skills may lead you towards a certain purpose. Your talents and passions are a great way to make the most out of your life contribution. Additionally, you should think about any causes that you feel passionate about supporting or any injustice that particularly bothers you.
Finding a cause to support with donations and volunteering efforts is a great way to connect with your higher purpose while feeling great about giving back and supporting others. You may even think about working for a nonprofit that you support. This is where thinking about both your skill sets and talents when finding a cause to support comes in.
For example, perhaps you are interested in working to pair pets up with great foster parents and forever homes. What skills do you have that could support an organization that provides this service? If there are no organizations supporting a cause you are passionate about in your area, could you start your own?
Asking yourself these questions can help you find your life purpose by connecting with yourself. A great way to inspire this connection is to meditate.
Find Your Purpose
Use these tips to allow yourself to find your purpose in life.
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