Two powerful things happen when you find and act upon the answer to the question, ‘what’s life’s purpose?’
- You’ll embark upon the journey of a lifetime, the hero’s journey
- You’ll eventually become the person you’ve always dreamed of being
From all I’ve seen in over a decade as a life purpose coach and teacher, life purpose is designed primarily to help us grow and to reach our highest potential.
Along the way you’ll also:
- find more happiness
- learn to create / manifest / get what you want in life
Yes, it’s about helping others and doing some good in the world. In my opinion, however, it’s primarily about us as individuals growing, polishing off some rough edges and expanding our horizons.
Life purpose is the hero’s journey
Like Frodo Baggins in the Lord of the rings you’ll be called upon to leave the small, comfortable and familiar world you’ve been living in and embark upon a quest.
Similarly, on the life purpose journey you’ll be presented with all manner of challenges to overcome.
So, you see answering the question, what’s life’s purpose has the potential to wake you up, shake you up and force you to face your dragons, your fears, doubts and insecurities.
In so doing, you’ll gradually get stronger, more confident and ultimately become the hero of your own life, rescuing yourself and living a bigger life.
Many describe it as becoming the person they always dreamed of being, whatever that means to them.
You see, life purpose is the carrot that the Universe dangles to keep you going, to motivate you to face and overcome these challenges.
Without the promise of living your purpose, finding more happiness and getting what you want, would you really push yourself so far out of our comfort zone?
Would you really keep facing your fears, doubts and insecurities?
I doubt that I would.
Life purpose is thus not only your why, it’s also one of the best motivational tools going.
That’s great but what’s life’s purpose for me specifically?
It doesn’t matter who you are, where you’re from or what you’ve done in life, you have a unique life purpose.
In fact, I think of life purpose as your own personal secret mission. Whether you believe it right now or not, you have one and it’s there just waiting for you.
Finding your life purpose typically takes some time.
It usually requires some inner work and simple exercises to reveal what that purpose is.
Whilst most people think about purpose as a choice to do something that gives their life meaning, true life purpose is something else entirely.
True life purpose is typically given to us, passively received rather than found.
Want to know more and to find your own life purpose?
Before you do anything else read my two articles about:
- What is life purpose? which goes into more detail and highlights the top 11 things that life purpose is
- My own life purpose as that builds on this article and shows you how your life purpose will develop over the years.
Here’s my 12 minute podcast which discusses life purpose and talks about why you might want to live your own purpose.
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And finally, if you’re ready to go for it and want some 121 assistance I’d love to help. Contact me for life purpose coaching.