Imagine the last day of your life. What do you want that to look like? Whom do you want with you and what do you want around you? So back up to age 50 and how does your life look in support of your last day. Now back up to your age now. How are you living to support that last day? How can you shift the way you you are living your life to support the way you want that last day to look? In this exercise I believe you will develop what you see as the purpose of your life and if you think as to how you want to spend your last day and how you may get there, I believe you will begin to understand why commitment to what you want your purpose to be and actively making that happen is so important. Having said that, your true purpose will only come with life experience.
Purpose is a journey, understand that. Once found know that your whole person will be on board with it. Yes you will have days where it is harder to pursue but know there will be a fire in you to keep you going.
- How do you figure out what is your purpose?
- How do I decide what my purpose is if I’m so unsure and undecided?
- How do you know what your purpose is? I’m wearing so many hats that I’m not sure which to focus on.
- How do you know when you’re ready to have kids?
- How old were you when you clearly knew your purpose in life?
- Should I be thinking of a different purpose everyday or do I use the same one?
- Is it okay to focus so much on others when it comes to your purpose?
- Is your purpose always the same each day or does it change on a daily basis?
- What does it mean to think about my purpose? Is this a question about the importance of my life? Is this the type of question that is answered without myself in the equation? What I mean is it about less ego and more about others? I have a hard time thinking about whether a goal like “become more healthy” be my purpose or is a more appropriate response be something I enjoy or something that if I did less of leaves me feeling empty or like I did not fulfill my roll as a decent human being. An example is I like to think that I could make a difference in people’s lives. Is a more appropriate purpose choice for me “have a positive affect on each person I interact with”. Is this still egotistical to think that my actions could elicit such a huge difference in someone else’s life? What IS my purpose? Why am I here? Is this an existential question? Is this a question about service? Is my purpose to serve and to love? To show compassion and be kind? I like those answers but what is the right answer?
- Do you have a hard time thinking of your purpose? My immediate thought every time is my children. That is ok, with me. Thoughts are fleeting though. Is that really ok with me? Do I need to have more? Just food for thought I suppose. What is our true purpose?