What is this thing called life purpose anyway?
To put it in the most simplest of ways, your life purpose is something that you love to do and also makes you feel like you are creating an impact on the world.
Whilst life purpose is something that a few people have all figured out, it doesn’t really have to be that much of a mystery to the rest of us. What we do need to understand, however, is that life purpose is all about intention and action. You not only have to understand what your life purpose is, you have to act to make it a reality!
Here are some of my top tips on how to identify your life purpose!
1.Visualise Your Ideal Life
Take yourself forward in time in your mind’s eye, and visualize what your ideal lifestyle would be like. Are you running your own company? Are you the lead dancer in the local ballet? Are you writing motivational articles for the masses? What does your average ideal day look like? Identify the type of things and people that you want in your ideal life. Once you’ve visualized your ideal life, what is the next step you can take to fulfil this dream? It can be the tiniest of steps, but remember, take that step and keep at it!
2.Take extended ME-times
It’s easy to lose sight of what’s important to us in the midst of what seems like the unending and relentless rat-race. Every once in a while, and as often as you can, take a break from the TV, the phone, your family, your friends and your job. Distance,relaxation and introspection can really help you in identifying what you really want to do, far, far from the madding crowd.
3. Help others
Do small things to help others. Volunteer at the local charity. Mentor your juniors on the back of your field of expertise. Doing something that makes an impact in your community can help you feel like you’re a person of value and importance, and can also help you figure out what really excites you..
4. Believe it and own it
Of course you can do it. You can do everything that you dreamed possible. Don’t give up. Keep at it…and eventually you will get there.
One of the most effective ways to discover your life’s purpose is to journal. Take a pen and piece of paper, and spend some time thinking about your life purpose. Write down everything that comes into mind. If you don’t get anything today, try again tomorrow and the next day until you get flashes of insight. You never know – you might just inspired!
6. Try something new.
Over a period of time we start getting used to a way of living, in which boredom and grudgery slowly starts to creep in. Trying something new is a way of expanding your mind and exposing you to different experiences. This in turn can help you realize something fresh and exciting that could be a potential life purpose. So what are you waiting for? Take that new class, try that balloon ride, trek to the Himalayas. Life is one great journey – embrace it!
Work on as many of these tips whenever and as often as you can and eventually, as sure as night and day, you will find that one thing that really excites you and makes you wanna get up every morning excited. When you find your purpose, there will be not be a single trace of doubt. So from today, stop thinking and start living. Excuse me, your life purpose awaits!
© Irene Lopez & www.irenelopez.me