Do you believe that each one of us has a particular purpose to fulfill in life? If so, do you think you are fulfilling your purpose? But what if you don’t know your purpose? How to find your purpose in life?
Goals vs Purpose
Many people equate purpose with goals. But those are two different things. Goals are about things that you want to accomplish. They can be short-term or long-term. Goals can also be about different aspects in your life such as your career, relationships, finances, material things and other desired achievements.
Purpose on the other hand is something deeper. It is about your reason for being. Purpose is spiritual in nature. You can achieve all the success and fame in life but still feel empty inside. Having a purpose goes beyond merely surviving. It is all about using your God given gifts and talents for service to others.
Finding Your Purpose in Life
The dilemma of most people today is that we all fall victims to the expectations of society. We tend to set aside what our hearts truly desire because we are scared that we might disappoint our loved ones or we don’t want to be judged by others for wanting something different from the general populace. We don’t want to deviate from society’s definition of what success is. As a result, we then lose ourselves and our individuality in the process when our purpose in life lies in our uniqueness. To find our purpose, we need to find our authentic self.
How To Find Your Purpose in Life
How do we then find your purpose in life? The answer lies deep within you. You have unique gifts and talents that are uniquely yours. All you need to do is to unleash the genius within you. Your childhood normally leaves clues on what it is that you are meant to do in life. For the Japanese, your purpose is related to what gives you joy. They call this your ikigai. So, explore your passion. The answer is there.
Listening To Your Intuition
Intuition is knowing something naturally without having to use your mind. Many cultures believe that your intuition is spiritual in nature. It is a form of self-awareness coming from your spirit guides. Your intuition knows what it is that you truly want. So you need to learn to listen and trust your intuition.
Finding your purpose is like finding your reason for being. Without a purpose, we will be living like Pinocchio aimlessly wandering through life. You will feel more alive and happier when you know what your purpose is. You will no longer be living on autopilot. Having a purpose is like having an inner compass that is guiding you every step of the way.
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