What is the purpose of life? This question is as old as the human race itself.
Do you feel something is missing in life? Do you feel lost at times even though everything seems great? Do you feel like you want to do something more meaningful and make an impact on our world?
But you can’t figure out how?
Let me tell you that I have gone through the exact same feeling for years. Most of us feel this indescribable numb feeling as we go through life seeking a deeper meaning and connection. But most often we can’t find a real answer.
Knowing why you are here and finding the purpose of life can be one of the greatest achievements of life.
I have personally struggled for a long time to understand my own purpose.
What’s your true calling?
What should I do with my life? What am I the most passionate about? What is the purpose of my life? If you find yourself asking these questions, then you need to take a deep look inside.
If you are like me, you probably don’t have any idea about what you want to do with your life. Whether you have finished school, got your college degree, or even got a job, chances are you still don’t know what exactly you want to do in life.
I have changed my career more than I would like to admit and after several years of doing what I didn’t want to, I realized my true calling was in writing.
That’s where my passion lied. However, it might not be so easy to understand what is it that you are supposed to do and what you can build a career out of without sucking at it.
But you can’t simply think about finding your passion, you have to take action. You have to do what you want to do and avoid things that you find suffocating, things that you don’t actually want to do. No, I am not asking you to quit your job right now. All I am saying is that you need to explore different opportunities and passions in life and take a small step when the time comes. The best way to find the purpose of life is to stop thinking & start taking positive action.
Focus on what’s important
The biggest problem with looking for your purpose is perhaps believing that we have only one purpose in life. We don’t. Let go of your beliefs that there is only one purpose in life. In fact, you may have several life purposes that you will identify as you move ahead in life. However, you need to realize that your main purpose in life is to live life to the fullest and experience all that life has to offer.
If you wish to find the purpose of life, make sure you listen to your heart and follow your passions. By living a life lead by passions, you will live a meaningful life.
Our time on this planet is undetermined. That’s the reality of life. And during our time here, we do a lot of things, among which some are important and purposeful while are other just unimportant. The important stuff we do makes us happy and gives meaning to our lives. While the unimportant things are often an obligation, a duty or responsibility or done just to waste time.
So when you ask yourself what you want to do with your life, you are basically asking what can you do that’s important to you and others. Something that doesn’t waste your time and adds some value to your life. Now that’s a question you can answer easily. There is no heaviness of “purpose” or “meaning”. It is more understandable and approachable as a question that you may ponder about. So you ask yourself, should I just Netflix and chill? Or should I take that online course on writing (or whatever you are passionate about)? This will make you pursue what you think is important to you and you will use your time better. This is the simplest and easiest way to find the purpose of life.
4 Ways to find your life purpose
As I said, finding the purpose of your life starts with taking positive action and not by thinking about it. This is a process that will require patience, self-reflection, experimentation, curiosity and exploring your passions.