If you’ve ever felt as though you will never discover your life purpose then you are not alone as we have all felt like this at one time or another. I mean things can get so busy that it seems there’s hardly enough time to get the basics done, let alone find your life purpose? And apart from that, this world’s problems are so enormous and overwhelming, what could one tiny person like little ole me do?
Well the truth is there is plenty we can do to make a positive difference in this world through finding and living our life purpose, whilst having a tonne of fun and fulfillment doing so. That said, here are five steps you can do to find your life purpose and calling.
1.Find Your Big Thing
Look inwards to see what it is that fires you up. What are you passionate about in your life? What do you love doing? What you talk about for hours? What inspires you? Check your browser history and your reading list. Your Big Thing is right in front of you, all you have to do is claim it!
2.Identify Your Superpower
Everyone has something they do where they excel. Write down all the things you’re good at, pick out the top one or two that stand out, the ones that you can offer right now. Instead of feeling helpless, recognize that you have a unique combination of experience and skill to offer the world. No one else in the history of the world can offer what you offer right now.
3.Volunteer Your Talents, Time, Energy and Money
Whatever your life purpose is, you want to have a positive impact on your community, right? Think about who you want to help. Do you relate to children, or seniors or single moms? Are your superpower skills useful for fundraising or writing submissions? Are you more comfortable as a hands-on career or assistant? Find an organization that could do with a helping hand, whether it’s pro bono work or hands-on volunteering.
4.Bring It All Together Into One
Once you’ve identified your Big Thing, you know what your unique superpowers are and how you want to serve your community, you can connect the dots. What are the common themes? You might be passionate about human rights, be an excellent public speaker and choose to work pro bono as an advocate for your local Amnesty branch. Or you may offer free haircuts or styling to homeless people or the unemployed.
5.Take Action Now!
Now you have your life purpose package you can swing into action. Look for opportunities to align your life purpose with tangible action out in the world. Be bold and resolve to do what you can where you can. You might not be able to achieve world peace, but you can make your community a better place.
And always remember.. True happiness doesn’t come by living selfishly for you. It comes by living selflessly for others in a noble purpose based on your passions, interests and gifting’s.
Live Like The Master
Chris T Atkinson