Purpose is personal. It exists within each of us.
The need for purpose is one of our defining characteristics, and deep inside we all crave purpose. Purpose is a fundamental component to a fulfilling life. When we don’t have a clear sense of purpose, we’ll always feel something is missing.
Having a sense of purpose is the foundation for a happy and enriching life. Once we find our sense of purpose it will naturally inspire us to greatness. When we align that sense of purpose with generating an income we find our life in a “sweet spot”. It is the purpose that keeps us inspired and motivates us to turn our dreams into reality.
If you continued to live as you are now…what might be your biggest regret?
To find that sense of purpose we need to figure it out. Start by considering the answers to these questions. Then do an honest comparison against the work that you are currently doing.
- What are you good at doing?
- What do you enjoy doing?
- What would you do even if you didn’t get paid to do it?
- What feels most useful?
- What are the highest priorities for your life and how does your work fit into them?
- What creates a sense of forward momentum?
- What is your ideal work environment?
- What would a culture of your favorite people look like?
We all need purpose
When we discover our WHY and our true PURPOSE…the world begins to open up to us on the HOW.
We all need a valued purpose and direction…without a direction and purpose we are slave to life circumstances. I once heard a saying that said, “the poorest man is not he who is without a cent, but he who is without purpose”.
Living into our purpose doesn’t have to come from a bold brave scary career move. It can come to us through a series life experiences, reflection and simply asking ourselves these same questions regularly.
I Discovered My Purpose
As I look back over my life I can clearly see I was living most of my adult life with no purpose. Twenty-four years in Corporate fulfilled me financially, it gave me some autonomy, it stretched me and I grew up through the ranks as a corporate executive – but it did not fulfill a sense of purpose.
When my career ended in late 2010, I made the decision that I was going to change my career path. It was at this point that I began the self-discovery journey to figure out my life purpose. Through a series of entrepreneurial ventures and life experiences, I finally discovered my life purpose.
If this finds you at a time in your life when you are seeking more, I invite you to consider becoming a Coach with me. Get in touch with me at firstname.lastname@example.org or (506) 856-9258 or click here to visit my page.