Most of us have no idea about what we want to do with our lives. We have to find a purpose. In high school, we’re asked to start thinking about what our purpose is, and when we’re in college we supposed to think about it even more, but that doesn’t mean we get any closer to figuring it out.
There is much pressure to find out what you want to do that it becomes impossible to just say, well, I have no clue, and I’m not close to finding out.
Instead of saying I didn’t really know, I went to school every day and told everybody that I would do something with my degree. I did change my story over the years, but no one really noticed. It was enough, I just told them what it was I would do after. Definitely publishing. No, no journalism. Author. Circus artist?
I don’t think anyone really cared what I said because the truth is that most people don’t spend time wondering about what you are going to do with your life. Even if they do care, they’re often satisfied with you knowing it, but why is that? Why do we have to have a purpose right away?
How to find a purpose?
The concept of “life purpose”
When we choose what we want to study and then later work with in the future, it’s often aligned with our life purpose. Our professional life is pretty much in our life. Why? Well, we going to spend an awful lot of our time doing it.
Have you ever noticed how one of the first questions people will ask you is: what do you do? Like it answers them who we are, and what we are all about. In many cases, it does.
In other words, we know that our job is basically going to be our life, so we’re asked all our life to answer what our purpose is. What are we good at? What’s our passion? What do we not suck at? How do we get it right, since this is going to define us forever? How do we find our purpose on this planet? Help, help, help.
The truth is you don’t have a purpose; you find a purpose. The idea that all people were born for some higher purpose is nothing else than a myth. Some lazy, bored or unhappy people convinced themselves that everything that happened to them throughout life wasn’t or had ever been in their hands. Instead, they went with the story that it was something bigger than themselves. It was their purpose to stay behind in their small town and keep the same job they had since they 16, not their choice.
Some people look into crystals and tell you their intelligent rock told them they couldn’t do this or that. Well, I utterly disagree. I don’t believe rocks are smarter than humans.
People are all born with a choice. We’re born free to decide what we want to do. The only thing we don’t have a say in is our time on this planet. Some of us will stay longer than others. We can do all sorts of stuff to try to keep us here longer by eating healthy and not smoking and so on. Or we can party hard and play with our life, but in the end, the one thing we can’t control is our time.
Find out your life’s purpose. Read on to…4 Ways to Find The Purpose Of Your Life