For A Life With Meaning
Google "find my life purpose" and you'll come up with lots of coaches, blogs, youtube videos and websites offering you lots of questions to ask yourself to get closer to your life purpose. And they're not wrong, but here's the thing: you can answer so many questions that you just end up feeling confused.
We're complex beings and we don't always like the same things all the time: you might love to drive, but after 1,000 miles or so you might find it's not as appealing as it used to be. Or you can enjoy two seemingly contradictory things at the same time: have you ever been on an extended holiday only to find yourself looking forward to getting back home (or even, getting back to work). So, there might not just be one answer to the questions that you ask yourself.
The other problem with seeking your life purpose is the answer that you might come up with. You might love to work as a carer, but if you're earning higher rate wages, that might not be a viable option. So it's time to get creative.
One way to get closer to your life purpose is to ask what you like about a particular activity or what it gives you.
For example, one of the jobs I loved doing most was waitressing, but it's really hard work for not great wages and I was qualified to get more money for less cash, so the waitressing had to stay a part-time/uni break occupation.
However, when I break down WHY I loved waitressing so much and WHAT it gave me, there was a lot of really useful information there:
I could go on, but I think this demonstrates what I mean about going deeper. And that waitressing job did have substantial bits missing – no opportunity for learning or growth – which for me would have been a deal-breaker over the longer term.
So look at the things you like to do and ask yourself WHY do you like doing them and WHAT feelings do they provide that you respond to in a positive way.
And if you’re still feeling a bit lost, you can sign up for the 7 Day Life Purpose Programme. Or book some Life Purpose Mentoring Sessions.
The right questions will give you the answers to uncover your life full of purpose and meaning.
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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