Finding Your Life Purpose
Finding your life purpose, for most people, is not an easy task. In my opinion, most people never really find their purpose at all. If you ask people to tell you what their purpose in life is, most will answer in generalities. You will hear people talk about goals and duties. They will say they want to be a better parent or friend or about just being a good person. All of these things are good of course. We all want those things. However, if you are after finding your life purpose, one that gives you energy and enthusiasm for living, then you will have to move way beyond these generalities.
Zig Ziglar once said, "You will never succeed as a wandering generality, you must become a meaningful specific." Let's look at a few ideas to help you on your journey to finding your life purpose.
Where To Begin?
The beginning is really about getting quiet. You need to be able to hear what your heart is really saying to you. The problem is that there is so much noise around us all that hearing our heart is no easy task. The noise often comes in the form of all the opinions and ideas of others and society of what we should be and what we should do. When it comes to you finding your life purpose, the one you really need to listen to is YOU.
You are responsible for you. So your own personal and spiritual growth and finding your life purpose is ultimately your responsibility. Many people will try and give you ideas, but you are the one who has to chose what you do and who you become.
Listen To You
One of the best ways to start listening to yourself and developing powerful self awareness is to start keeping a daily journal. I talk about journaling a lot on this site, and that is because it is such an important task, especially at finding your life purpose. Keeping that daily journal and reviewing is going to be one of the best ways of learning to hear your heart. Many great achievers in history knew this and we are able to hear their heart today as we read their personal journals.
Writing is an exercise to help focus the mind and clarify thoughts. When it just swirls around in your head it is often just mindless noise. When you start writing it all down you will start to see your ideas more clearly. The more you do this over time, the more clearly you will start to hear your heart. Your life purpose will start to reveal itself. Your heart is saying something, you just have to capture the thoughts and put them together.
Go After Your Life Purpose
Your life purpose will not just fall into your lap someday. You have to pursue it, go after it with passion. As you start to see themes and ideas develop from your journaling, start feeding your mind with materials and experiences to help you understand more about your desires.
Become committed to reading and researching the things that interest you. This along with your journaling will make finding your life purpose possible.