What’s all this talk about purpose! Finding your purpose in life can turn everything around. It can make your life immediately more meaningful, giving you a reason to bound out of bed in the morning instead of grouching your way to the coffee pot, or in my case, the water bottle. Living with purpose helps to make the tough times easier to deal with, and the good times even better.
What’s it like to live your purpose? What’s it like to feel on your mission. Remember, your purpose does not mean a job or career. It might, but it might not. When people say purpose, most think of something like that, but life is more than work. Either way, here are some ways to step on the road to your purpose if you are not already on it.
1. Know Your Beliefs
Living with purpose starts with understanding your own personal system of values and beliefs. What is important to you? What really matters? When you understand your beliefs, you can start to live by sticking to what is really important in your moral universe. You have an inbuilt list that you can use to guide the way you make decisions and priorities. It is the bedrock of integrity and how others will judge you. Living in alignment with your beliefs will earn you respect and trust. Where ever you get your beliefs from, make sure that they are yours, and that they resonate with you.
2. Get Clarity on Your Priorities
Your priorities are shaped by your purpose. Once you know your life purpose, it becomes easier to work out what you want to do and how to achieve your goals. This clarity means that saying no to some things and a hearty yes to others becomes more natural, and you’ll get ahead much faster. This can actually be a test on what you value. Your actions, not your words illustrate your priorities, so watch what you do. If what you do does not fall in line with what you say, look at one or the other, and bridge the gap. You will be better for it.
3. Aim for Balance
Once you’re comfortable with your life purpose, some of the striving and anxiety of life can ease off. You don’t have to work 24/7. You know how important it is to stay healthy, emotionally, and physically. People living with purpose make sure to connect with the people they love, and they don’t forget about self-care.
When I say “balance”, I do not mean some one size fits all 50/50 thing. I mean personal balance. Look at your life and see what the right balance for you is. Its also good to remember that your personal balance can change over time. As we grow, what helps us stay balanced can shift.
4. Follow Your Passion
Knowing your passion will help you find and nurture your purpose. Passion means energy and motivation; it means being really engaged with life and focusing on getting the most out of it. A new day is full of opportunities and promise, and you’re ready to go for it!
Some people push back on this one. Sometimes passion can be seen as being impulsive, but that is not always the case. Passion is the fuel that helps us enjoy what we are doing and can support on going happiness. To fine this positive passion, stay conscious to what you are drawn to, and as said above, it will help you stay on purpose with the right priorities for you.
5. Feel Your Contentment
This might sound a little surprising, but living a purposeful life gives you time to smell the roses. Knowing your life purpose takes the anxious edge off things and allows you to feel grateful for where you are now, as well as excited for the future.
Take moments to give yourself credit for where you are and what it took to get there. Allow peace and relaxation to sweep over you. We spend so much time in strive mode that we forget to give ourselves that pat on the back.
6. Live in the Present
Perhaps the best gift of a life of purpose is that you relish every moment. There’s no room in your life for regret because everything you do is part of the big adventure. Challenges and setbacks become easier to ride out because you’re not letting failure define you. Being plugged into the present allows you to feel the abundance that’s already in your life.
When you are always thinking in the future, even though that can be a good thing, it takes you out of a moment that you may enjoy if you just stay present. Stay present in your body and your spirit. Feel what its like moment by moment to be on your path, give yourself credit, connect with your loved ones, and enjoy each present moment.
How to find your purpose
While some may know the exact thing that lights them up, others need to feel into it more. Either way, you can speed up the process of finding your purpose with a numerology reading. Our lives are encoded when we are born. Its like each person’s life has a barcode, and once you have a barcode reader, you will see things clearer.
We all have a purpose. We all have a talent or more, we all have something that motivates us. With a reading, you will be able to see through the clouds, and start counting your blessings as well as your numbers!