The 3 Questions to Help You Find Your Purpose

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How can you discover your purpose?

When finding your true purpose.  It all comes down to the three critical, but deceptively simple, questions:

What are you good at?

What excites you?

What difference do you want to make?

Here’s how to answer them:

No. 1: What Are You Good At?

No matter who you are or what has happened in your life or career, you have a lot of talents and abilities. But it’s very difficult, if not impossible, to use your strengths if you don’t know what they are. So ask yourself some talent-clarifying questions. Write down answers to questions such as:

What are you already good at?

What are your dominant gifts?

What are you best at?

What natural abilities do you possess?

What do you do that gets a positive response from people you respect?

What do you do that does not seem like work, regardless of the difficulty?

What do you do that causes doors to open with ease for you?

 

No. 2: What Excites You?

Take a look at how you’re wired. What gets you excited and turns on your energy and what drains your energy and turns it off?

For some people, the “What excites you?” question will be easy to answer. For others, it may be challenging. So let me break it into a series of smaller questions that could unlock a series of insights.

The first one is: What are your dreams? Think about what you dreamed of doing when you were a child or graduated from high school or college. And think about what your dreams are today — What would you do if you knew you could not fail? What would you do if no one would say ‘no’?

The second one is: What stirs your passion? Think about what you believe in, what makes life worth living for you and what you’d die for. Take time to think about the following and write out your answers:

What activities do you enjoy the most at work, at home or in social situations?

What are you passionate about?

What do you love spending time on?

What desires keep tugging at your heart?

What motivates you when you are most productive?

What do you do that makes you feel good emotionally and spiritually?

Once you’ve answered those questions, it’s time for another: What troubles your spirit? The things that upset you are a good clue to your purpose in life. So ask yourself: What grieves your heart and infuriates you the most?

Your answers to these questions may point out one or more problems you want to solve, which will point to your purpose, or a part of your purpose.

There’s one more aspect to the question of what excites you: What work do you love to do and what would you really like to do?

“Live the life you love and love the life you live”. So ask yourself, “What would you choose to do — even if no one was paying you to do it?”

I asked this question and ended up taking on a self starter teaching job in a private school and love it! Before making my decision I crunched some numbers to see what the minimum salary could be, so I was able to live and pay my bills.

Question No. 3: What Difference Do You Want to Make?

The first two questions are focused on you — your talents and your feelings. The third question focuses on people or situations outside of you.

 

You don’t have to wait until you die before you learn how to live.  You can get a purpose right now and start living your life on purpose from today forward. What difference do you want to make?

The difference you want to make can be big or small.  What ever works for you to fill your daily purpose.

I think adding some alone time to mediate is extremely important as well as journalling your thoughts.  Journalling is possibly one of the most simple but profound tools out there for enhancing your well-being on every level (mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual).

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