For A Life With Meaning
Knowing your purpose In life gives you both direction and a way to express yourself in the world. Meaning in your life is the significance you give to what you do and how you connect with others. Having a life purpose creates a life with meaning and living a life of meaning can help you to feel more satisfied in your life and even to live a happier, healthier life.
You can create more meaning in your life and edge closer to living a life with purpose by looking more deeply at your dreams and aspirations. What did you want to be as a child and have you moved away from that now? What were your dreams and aspirations?
Your answers to simple questions will not necessarily lead you to your life purpose, but if you look more deeply at these answers you may get some real insights. And it may be that you don't have enough detachment to really delve deep - that's where a Life Purpose Mentor comes in.
Here’s an example of what I mean:
Mark Manson, author of The Subtle Art Of Not Giving A F*ck, wrote in one of his blogs about how he dreamed of being a musician – a rock star. He imagined himself on stage performing to crowds of adoring fans. This was his dream and the idea could keep him enthralled for hours on end. He even went to music school, but then dropped out and stopped playing guitar. But even so, his fantasy continued. His career developed but he never lost the dream – even in his 30’s as an author and businessman he still dreamed of being a rockstar. It took him a long time to figure out why, when he could create books and an online business, he couldn’t create his dream of being a rock star. Until he realised ... he didn’t actually want it. He worked out that he was in love with the result, but not the process. He didn’t want to practice, find other members for a group, rehearse, source gigs and get people to show up, or haul gear to and from rehearsals and gigs. The realisation took a while to come, but he worked out that what he really wanted was to feel acknowledged and appreciated. He acknowledges now that as his personal relationships improved, his fantasy faded.
Look at your dreams and you may find that they are not being realised, not because you’re a failure, or haven’t had enough belief or done enough affirmations, but because what you really want is not the dream itself, but what the dream gives you. What would that be do you think? And it’s likely to be a feeling or a sense of something.
Finding life purpose is a journey which is supported by curiosity, so be curious about your dreams and ambitions and ask yourself what they will give you if you were to achieve them and also, whether you would enjoy the process.
If you think you might not enjoy the process, what you would enjoy doing that would give you that same sense or feeling?
Happy hunting ...
And if you'd like some help teasing out all the strands and insights that show how your past has always been leading you to your life purpose, why not book some Life Purpose Mentoring sessions. During the summer of 2020 I'm offering 5 x 1 hour sessions for the price of 4 offer - that's a £50 discount AND as a bonus you receive the 7 Day Life Purpose Programme absolutely free. If you've already bought the programme, I'll refund the cost. To book your sessions call 07724 1975627 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
And if you're not sure whether you need a Life Purpose Mentor, try the free Life Purpose Quiz.
When it comes to Life Purpose, I've been there, done that, got the T-shirt. After years of searching for my own Life Purpose though a journey which included: personal assistant, complementary therapist, granny-in-law, I finally found my life purpose under my nose! As a life purpose mentor, I finally feel as though I've arrived. As you can imagine, I've learned a lot along the way - and I'd love to pass it all on, because once you've pinned down your life purpose, life gets a whole lot better.
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