Instead, focus on experimenting with new things and new approaches that will lead you to success. Figure out what works for you and what doesn’t through trial and error and soon you will know exactly what you want to do in life.
For years, I kept struggling with what I wanted to do. I kept doing a job although my passion was in writing. Until one day I decided to take action and took up writing as my career. Now I am a published author focused on seeking new experiences in life so that I can get more things to write about. And that’s how life works.
You never know where you will end up until you give life a chance. And that can only happen with constant action. Action gets you results.
2. Follow your heart.
I hate saying this. It’s such a big cliché. But it is the best strategy for you to find the purpose of life. Your heart is the compass that navigates you through life to lead you where you want to be. Where you can find your passion, happiness, and purpose. Ask your heart what you want? What do you love? And then listen closely. Wait for it. Did you get an answer?
Now make a plan to take small positive steps to make it happen. Figure out how exactly you can do what you love.
Motivate yourself to pursue your passion and dreams and this will connect you to the path of happiness. Through self-development, your heart will expand, you will feel inspired and your soul will heal from all the heaviness that you have felt till now. When you live your life by allowing your heart to lead, you will become more positive, joyful, peaceful, and motivated to explore life.
Granted, you may make a few mistakes along the way, but by the end of it, you will learn a lot more about life and yourself than you would have otherwise.
3. Listen to others.
Identifying your passions can be easier said than done. I am sure there are many things you feel passionate about. You have different skills and there are a number of things that you are great at. In fact, you may have become so used to these things, you might not even realize how important they are in your life and how much you love them. This is why you need to listen to people who matter in your life.
Others can often help you discover or realize your true passion and purpose that you might not have recognized yet. How? In all probabilities, you have displayed or talked about what you love to the people you are with, to your family, friends, and your partner.
It can be a great idea to ask your loved ones what they believe you are passionate about. What reminds your friends about you? What do they notice about you?
You can also closely observe when someone gives you a compliment. Try to identify what they are complimenting you about, why are they paying you the compliment, and what they are saying. This will help you understand the things you are good at and passionate about which you haven’t realized by yourself yet.
4. Accept there’s more than ONE purpose.
Contrary to popular belief, you can have different life purposes based on different passions. When you look for only one true purpose, you will become perplexed and feel that your life is empty. By focusing on only one objective, we not only miss out on other opportunities around us, but we also limit ourselves from exploring our talents. We prevent ourselves from giving the world all the gifts we can offer. So instead, focus on all your passions and it will help you find multiple purposes in life.