Finding Your Purpose
“Why am I here?”, a question that many, if not all of us, have asked in some way. Sometimes this question is in the form of frustration that you feel when you get in your car before work. This question can be the clarity you feel when you realize something new about yourself when you’re sitting alone. No matter the instance, here are some tools, tips, and perspectives to help you find your purpose.
Try an Alternative Perspective
A slight alteration in mindset, can open your mind, and life experiences, up to let in the clarification of your purpose. Finding other ways to view things can help you define who you, who you are not, and who you want to be, leading you to understand your reason for being. Try to view pain as a lesson, or list the things you are grateful to have and happy without. Sometimes we can’t see our path because we are looking at it from a different angle.
Define Your Goals
Defining the road ahead will help you see where it is leading you, and understand why you are taking it. You have to be clear with yourself as to what you are aiming for. Is it it for a big house? Then, define what a big house means to you. How many rooms? What color? Where is it located? Some details you may not have yet, but keep defining what you want to accomplish and watch the vision come to life increasing your understanding of who you are.
Be Intentional with Your Energy
Your energy is well earned, so use it intentionally. Even if it means taking a brief moment to state why you are doing something, or taking time to plan out a thoughtful daily schedule, be sure you understand what you are taking part in. This thoughtfulness will help you to understand your reason for being.
Find Your Community
You are not alone in this journey, and great reminders of this are the people you surround yourself with. Be intentional with who you keep close, describe who you want to be surrounded by, and watch your purpose unfold. Although only you can define your purpose, your community will help you get there.
"I believe in the purpose that I define for myself even when my definition changes."
This may possibly be the most important concept to dive into while you are on your journey for purpose. The ability to believe in yourself, in your capabilities, in your will to learn, and all other facets of your being will help you define your purpose. Be patient with yourself as you grow, and find different angles to view your efforts. Self-belief is developed, and you have the power to cultivate it, and use it to help define your life purpose.