Most of us get stumped when faced with this thought. There are a lot of us who can associate the word ‘purpose’ with specific aspects of Life, but not with Life in its totality. Whenever we talk of Life, we are more comfortable talking of Aims, Ambitions and Goals. What is a Life purpose anyway? For our purpose of this article, we’re going to define it as something you love to do that also has a great impact on the world. It’s that sweet spot where you are having a great time and doing something wonderful for as many people as possible.Whenever we recall the playtime in our childhood and our hobbies, we realise that the focus and feelings were always towards the purpose of engaging in those activities. The purpose could be having fun or learn some new aspect or simply put more effort than yesterday. That is the only reason such recall is always associated with positive feelings and memories.Today also we enjoy our weekends, vacations, parties, because the focus is more on the purpose. The purpose of chilling out, relaxing, seeing places, having fun respectively have a larger perspective. The moment the focus shifts to goals like having no visitors on weekends, seeing all tourist spots at 4 places in 7 days, party guest list of 60 respectively we have tiring weekends, ‘hectic’ holidays, boring parties.!!!!
Most of us leave our purpose and our lives to chance. We slide into a profession that we don’t hate and stay there or in a similar situation until we’re ready to retire or resign to our fate. Living your purpose usually requires taking action with an intention to find it.THERE ARE SEVERAL WAYS YOU CAN ATTEMPT TO DISCOVER THE PURPOSE OF YOUR LIFE:1. DISCOVER YOUR IDEAL DAY: Put yourself several years into the future and imagine that your life is essentially perfect. What would your life look like? Are you working? What type of work are you doing? What do you do all day? Who is in your life? Now that you know what the end looks like, what can you do today to take the first step in that direction?2. TRUST YOUR INTUITION: Go camping in a remote place. Be with yourself and nature and soak in the environment. Feel that oneness. It is in these moods that the answers reveal themselves, provided you are willing to listen to your heart. Eureka moments need a lot of self-belief.3. VOLUNTEER: Find an organisation in your community that interests you. Doing something worthwhile can be a good way to discover your purpose. If nothing, you have at least done something important.4. ASSUME YOU CAN DO THE IMPOSSIBLE. Assume that success is guaranteed irrespective of what you did. There is no way you will fail. If this was the case what is that you would do? Take action to bring your dreams to life.5. WRITE. Take a paper and write on it “My life’s purpose”. Take 60 minutes and list down whatever comes to your mind. Write as long it evokes positive feelings. 6. INVESTIGATE A NEW HOBBY. There is always something which we wanted to do and have been perennially postponing. Now is the time to do it. Doing something new can expose you to new ideas and thoughts. 7. DO SOMETHING THAT IS DAUNTING. Skydiving? Public speaking? Road trip?. It is not unusual to find your life’s purpose during the process of conquering your fear. This can be challenging and it might take some time, but get started today
8. SPEND A DAY BEING TOTALLY INSPIRED. From the time you wake up until you go to bed, attempt to spend every moment inspired. The right books, music, movies can help you remain in an inspired mental state. You’ll believe you can do anything. What would you do?9. ASK YOURSELF IF YOU HAD A CORPUS OF 100 MILLION INDIAN RUPEES. How would spend your time? What would life look like? Can you figure out a way to make a living doing one of the activities you would be willing to do for free if you had the time?Keep trying the above tips until you have found something that really excites you. When you find your purpose there will be no doubt that you have found it. It is an unique feeling which will be noticed by you. Avoid spending all of your life thinking and planning. Get busy livingFinding your life’s purpose will make life exciting and meaningful!