What is my life purpose? It’s a hot question these days and one that many can ponder for decades and never feel satisfied with the answer. Ask me how I know? :)
Life purpose has become some big cosmic question that we are supposed to know the answer to and feel lacking when we don’t.
If you want questions to help you figure it out or stimulate ideas, just google ‘how do I find my life purpose?’ You’ll get things like…
I love all these questions and find them helpful to create more insight, however, the question that it really boils down to is ‘what feels important to me and how do I want to use my time whilst I’m here on this Earth?’
And here’s an interesting side tidbit… According to one NLP model of psychological development, our true ‘life purpose’ or what’s most important to us, doesn’t begin revealing itself until we are well into our 40’s. Once we’ve matured somewhat and established ourselves in the world, learnt about relationships with others, discovered our values and real identity, only then, does our purpose become apparent. And then, only if we’ve handled the rest well.
If you’d told me that when I was 35 I would have argued with you, but now that I’m 45 and still trying to figure stuff out, it sounds about right.
If you are like most people, what’s important to you and what your passionate about will evolve throughout your lifetime. So why are you so hung up on finding that one thing? That magic, all-mighty life purpose.
If this is something that has you a little (or a lot) stumped, read on.
Feel the fear and do it anyway… or don’t
There are two types of people who want to do bigger and better things with their life but aren’t sure where or how to begin.
There are those who have some ideas, feel the fear and uncertainty around it, and then get stuck in doubt and procrastination. They ask...
Then there are those who have some ideas, feel the fear and uncertainty around it, and decide to take action anyway. They are willing to give it a go and trust that whatever happens, some good things will come from it.
Which one are you? Are you frozen with fear and uncertainty or are you taking action, creating something new?
So many people I talk to are unable to move forward because they let the confusion and doubt rule the day. It's like they are waiting for some lightbulb moment when it will all become clear and then…
…then they will know exactly what to do.
Decide your purpose for yourself (don’t wait for lightning to strike)
Did you know you can decide your purpose and your mission for yourself? That you don't have to wait for it to strike you in some major epiphany?
When you decide on something (anything really) it's going to put you into action and you are going to live a much more meaningful life than if you are sitting back and waiting for the answers to come. Note, they probably won't magically fall out of the sky and hit you on the head anyway.
If you choose something that gets you excited and you commit to it, you're going to have a fabulous time along the way.
If down the track, you decide that's not really it and you want to change your mind, that's perfectly okay too. You haven't wasted that time. Most likely you’ve...
All of which, sounds pretty good to me!
So, if you are one of those people sitting around waiting for that neon sign, please don't wait another moment. Start asking yourself some good questions, decide what you've got a passion for at the moment and go for it.
Something is better than nothing and over time, you will know what you want to do. Stop wasting precious time trying to get it perfect right now. So what’s your latest exciting idea that will better your life?
You can’t get it wrong, the only way you will truly miss out is if you do nothing.
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Melissa Kay Schulz
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