Not that many people spend time trying to identify their true purpose in life. For them, finding one’s purpose is not vital to living.
The reality is that some people just don’t care about their WHY. They are happy for life to control them, and they just drift through their days aimlessly. But you need to find your WHY because it’s very important. Finding your WHY includes knowing your true reason for being. When you know WHY, it becomes easy to pursue life with passion and vigor.
Finding Your Why
Most people try to find their WHY using trial and error. They jump on every opportunity that can lead them to the Promised Land. Unfortunately, this rarely works.
Another thing that you can do to try and find your WHY is to follow others. Maybe you have a friend or someone else that you are close to that you believe is a lot happier than you are and want to do the things that they do.
So you decide to set the same goals that they do in the hope that you will find the same fulfillment. The problem is that you are not going to be as committed to these goals as your friend is. When your heart isn’t really in something then there is not much chance of you achieving your goals.
Maybe you have seen something on TV or on the Internet. You see people are really happy with this so you decide to pursue it as well. But you need to bear in mind that most of this is marketing and that the people looking happy in the ads are being paid to do this. Please don’t believe everything that you see on TV or the Internet.
Finally you can decide to really find your true purpose in life. It is not going to be the easiest path for you to take but you know it is the right one. Trying to follow the passions of others is rarely the best thing to do. You need to know what your true passions are and then do everything possible to follow them.
We are all different and all have different passions. Only when you identify what yours really are will you find fulfillment. So don’t waste your time with trial and error or following someone else because it is not going to work.
Questions to Ask Yourself
If you want to find your true purpose in life, then you need to take the time out and ask yourself some soul searching questions. This is not going to be an easy task and it will take you time to do this. But the rewards are certainly worth it because discovering your WHY is one of the best things that you can do in life.
So find yourself somewhere quiet where you can spend some quality time asking and answering the right questions to find your WHY. You don’t want any distractions while you are doing this. Bring your journal with you or a pen and paper as you will need to write down your answers. Here are the questions to ask yourself:
- How can I improve the life of others?
- What are the things that I do where time seems to pass by quickly?
- What did I really enjoying doing as a child?
- When people ask me for help what help do they want?
- What would I do if I didn’t have to worry about money?
Use your answers to these questions to determine your WHY and create a WHY statement.