What Is My Life Purpose?

You probably asked yourself the question, “What is the purpose of my life?” First you need to figure out what exactly is a life purpose. People may have different ways of defining this but I define it as something that you love doing and that has a great impact in your life and the lives of others.

What people usually do is follow the normal, ordinary path of life which is go to college, get a job, save for retirement and then hope you’re not too old to finally start enjoying your life at age 67.

There are many people who live life without a purpose. Some people, like yourself, really want to start living differently but don’t know what their life purpose is yet.

Here are some tips you can try in order to discover the purpose of your life:

      1. Describe your ideal day. Project yourself several years into the future and imagine that your life is essentially perfect. What would your life look like? Are you working? What type of work are you doing? What do you do all day? Who is in your life?

  • Now that you know what the end looks like, what can you do today to take the first step in that direction?

      2.  Volunteer.  Find an organization in your community that interests you. Doing something worthwhile can be a good way to discover your purpose. Even if you come up short, at least you’ll have done something important.

      3.  Assume you can do the impossible. When anything is possible, what would you do? Take action to bring your dreams to life.

      4.  Write. Perhaps the most effective way to discover your life’s purpose is to spend an hour writing. At the top of your paper write, “My life’s purpose.” Now spend the next 60 minutes writing whatever pops into your mind.

  • When you find something that stirs strong positive feelings within you, you’re probably on the right track.

      5.  Investigate a new hobby. We all have at least one activity we’ve been putting off until a more convenient time. Doing something new exposes you to new ideas and thoughts. Now is the time to jump in and get started. You might be surprised what you discover.

      6.  Do something that terrifies you. Skydiving? Public speaking? You might find your life’s purpose during the process of conquering this fear.

  • This can be challenging and it might take some time, but get started today.

      7.  Spend a day being totally inspired. From the time you wake up until the time you go to bed, attempt to spend every moment inspired. The right books, music, and movies can help you maintain an inspired mental state.

  • You’ll believe you can do anything. What would you do?

      8.  Ask yourself what you would do if you had $10 million. How would you spend your time? What would your life look like? Can you figure out a way to make a living doing one of the activities you would be willing to do for free if you had the time?

At least one of the tips above should help you to finally figure out your purpose. Don’t spend your life thinking and planning and not taking action. Find something that excites you and just do it.