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Explore Your Life’s Purpose: A Simple Exercise

Do you ever find yourself unable to move forward? Maybe you feel as though you do not have the desired job, relationship, or financial situation. You probably already know what aspects you don't want, but have you ever taken the time to determine what you do want?

Consider being as specific as possible rather than responding with generalities such as a job that "pays more" or "is closer to home" or "to find your soulmate" or "to be wealthy." How would you describe your ideal life? What is required to make your life more fulfilling and meaningful?

What would you do with the remainder of your life if you won the lottery and became a multimillionaire tomorrow? Will you continue to work at your current job? Spend more time with your family or explore the world. Will you launch your own business or devote more time to hobbies?

Spend some time imagining the possibilities. Then, take out a piece of paper and meticulously record your dream.

Now, jot down a list of the things that are most important to you in life. What motivates you to get out of bed each morning? What are the most important aspects of your life? These are the daily activities you are willing to devote your time and energy to. They include the following:



Personal expansion

Adopting a Healthy Way of Life

Having your financial affairs in order

Work-life equilibrium

Maintaining a romantic relationship with your partner

Being content at work

Being well-organized and using time efficiently

Participating in enjoyable activities

Making an impact on the world

We frequently lose sight of who we are and what we want out of life due to the fact that our lives are so busy. We eventually extinguish one fire, only to be confronted with another in its place. With so much on our plates, it's easy to neglect ourselves, our friends, and our families.

When you have completed your list, take a moment to rank the items in order of importance, with "1" being the highest. Take a few moments to consider the following questions.

What am I the most enthusiastic about?

What would motivate me to get up at 5:00 a.m. on a Saturday?

What have I not yet experienced that I've always desired?

What have I never given that I have always desired to?

What have I not yet learned that I have always desired to?

What part of myself have I not yet healed that I need to?

Am I currently following my true desires?

If not, do I even know what I'd like to accomplish?

What service can I render to others?

Document your answers on your paper. These should be your genuine responses, not what you think you should do or what others expect of you. After completing this exercise, compile your responses into a statement of life's purpose. Your mission statement should address the question, "Why am I here? What is my life's true calling?" You have the ability to define your own, so what do you wish to accomplish with your life?

Return to your paper and write "My life's purpose is..." Then, simply write. Spend some time contemplating your aspirations, priorities, and the aforementioned questions.

Next, consider how you can use your passions and aspirations to serve humanity. Record your responses to the statement, "I will make the world a better place by..."

Put all of your thoughts on paper. This will most likely take at least 10 minutes, but it could take hours. Write until you attain a sense of clarity regarding your life. Then, return to reading the content. Is it effective for you? Is this a call to action? If not, continue writing until you discover something profound.

It will be an emotional experience when you determine your life's purpose. You will examine your writing and have one of those "why didn't I think of that before?" epiphanies. Even if others find your statements to be unimpressive, what matters is that you find them to be completely accurate and relevant, and that they have emotional significance for you.

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Catherine (Cat) Valliere

After a lifetime of exploration; 2020 Covid life, led me to a full time focus on the gifts of meditation, alternative health and spiritual well being. Anything I share comes from a place of healing from within myself and in no way is meant to replace professional medical advice. Please follow my journey...

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