Recently a good friend of mine wrote me a message asking me whether I ever question my purpose. Straight away I answered that yes I do. I think this question is very important, but I also think most people don’t have to look as far as they think, in fact your purpose could have been right in front of your nose all this time and you didn’t even realise it.
When I started thinking about what I wanted to do, what I wanted to give the world and what my purpose is I became very confused, I was scared to commit to one thing and give my all to it, but once I started I knew it was what I loved, it just felt right.
If I could sum up my purpose into a sentence it would be – To express my truest self to the world, and to journey and experience life to the limits of what I can do, to live through love and change the world through my own never ending self discovery/personal development and giving others the inspiration to do the same.
After a bit of research and thinking about the questions I asked and still ask myself to align myself with my purpose, I have written out 5 questions I feel will put you on track to what your real purpose in this lifetime is.
It can still be confusing but keep on going through that tunnel and you’ll eventually see the light the other side.
1. What can I do with my time given, that is important me?
Think about, when we are thinking about our purpose, it’s actually asking ourselves how can I best spend my time? What can I do with the time that is precious to me? What is the most important thing I can do with the hours I am given. Changing from ‘what is my purpose’ to ‘what can I do with my time that is important to me?’ Is a great way to step into what matters most to you and more than likely that is the very thing you’ll do best at.
2. What do I love?
This is linked to what is important to you, but what do you do that makes you forget the time? What puts you so completely in the moment of focus that you forget to eat, drink, or go to the toilet? What do you think about first thing in the morning and when you go to bed at night?
If you don’t know what you love yet, then get searching for it, go out and try new things, turn off your T.V put some clothes on and go try new activities. Eventually (and a lot sooner than you think) you’re going to come across the thing you love doing.
And remember you’re going to suck at new things when you first try them, but making progress in our chosen activities is what makes them so rewarding. Give things a chance.
- What are you willing to suffer for?
Life isn’t all smooth sailing, and following your purpose most definitely won’t be. It will require sacrifices, it will require a lot of your energy and time, it will require you to give up your comforts and things you once thought you needed. You may lose friends in your journey, you won’t always succeed, you will make mistakes and have to deal with the consequences. So what are you willing to die for? Ok, maybe that’s too strong – or is it?
- If you had only a short time to live, but the world is going to carry on with your legacy, what would you like to be remembered for? What mark would you like to leave on this earth?
Think about this scenario: You have been told you have only one year to live, you start to realise if you are going to live your purpose then now is the time to do it, you want to leave your mark on the world, you want to be remembered for what you have done, and lets’ face it you’re probably not going to be afraid to try it because – well…. you’re going to die anyway.
What are you going to do with your final days on this earth? What would you want to be remembered for? What would your legacy be? Imagine someone was going to write a book on the final year of your life, what would it read like?
5. What do you want to give to the world?
Do you want to give the world your best self, your best creations, your happiness, your truth, your authenticity, your inspiration?
If you aren’t living a life true to your purpose then you aren’t letting your light shine, with this shine you will light up other lives as well, changing the world isn’t one big thing someone has to do someday. You are responsible, so is everyone else, it’s a team effort. Living your purpose is going to inspire others to do the same. Living your purpose is going to raise your vibration, it’s going to bring creativity to the world. The world needs people who are doing the things they love. It doesn’t need unhappy, unfulfilled people just going through the motions and following paths just because everyone else is. It needs people who are willing to live fully through their purpose, suffer for what they love and create.
So if your feeling a little confused and you want some answers to why you’re here on this earth, just know that everyone on this earth is special and has there very own unique purpose.
Ask yourself these questions, write them out in detail, take your time with it.
Go out and find your passion through attempting new things, don’t be afraid to suck at them in the beginning and know if you love doing it progress will come swiftly.
Life can be confusing and that’s absolutely fine, keep on going and you’ll come out fine on the other side.