Few of us may ever ask ourselves “Why am I here?” or “What is my purpose?”
When we do, and find the answer, we’ll likely ﬁnd that we live life with a greater sense of personal fulfilment.
Defining your personal purpose beyond achieving your relationship, financial or career goals adds great worth and value to how you perceive yourself. Having a life vision or purpose gives direction and clarity as we face life’s challenges.
Coming from a place of purpose allows you to make choices to support that purpose rather than being side-tracked down paths that don’t bring lasting fulfilment, and we can better discern and resist those activities that won’t bring us meaningful satisfaction.
Meaning and purpose in life provides people with the ability
to integrate stressful events from the past, present, and future
with less conflict or confusion
A study done by the Faculty of Medicine at Niigata University in Japan, and published in September 2011, found that every person has a will to achieve meaning and purpose in life, and that doing so provides people with the ability to integrate stressful events from the past, present and future, with less conflict or confusion.
What is a Personal Purpose?
A personal purpose is as much about who you are as what you do. Knowing and living your purpose brings a core or ‘soul satisfaction’ and adds meaning to your every waking moment.
Every person is unique. Your perceptions and interpretations of your experiences are unique to you, allowing you to express your talents and gifts in a way no one else can.
When you act from a personal life-scale purpose, you tend to lift the spirits of those around you. It doesn’t matter what it is that you do, or that others are already doing those same things. What matters is that it is what you were meant to do, and that it is what will bring the most joy to your days.
Too often we lose ourselves in busily going about life doing, wanting, acquiring, or having things, losing sight of who we really are and what we are here for. In other words, we lose sight of being.
We are, after all, called Human Beings for a reason.
Living Your Purpose is Doing What You Love
We all know people (probably too many) who hate what they do. As I really enjoy my business, I ﬁnd it saddening to read statistics quoting 65% to 75% of people hating their work and wishing they were doing something else.
Finding your life purpose could be the most important journey you ever take. There is a scientifically-based methodology for determining your unique life purpose. If this is something that interests you, please connect with me to learn more.
In the meantime, here are some questions whose answers may help you discover more about yourself.
- Do you love or even like who you are?
- Do you enjoy what you do?
- Do you like where you are, where you live, and those environments where you spend most of your time, be it at home or work?
- Do you enjoy being with those you spend a great deal of time with?
If you do, great! But if you don’t, what are you going to do about it?