Have you ever sat down and asked yourself why exactly you are living?
This existential question is one that many of us dread and for good reason – no one wants to feel as though their life isn’t meaningful or impactful. We want our lives to mean something; we want it to have something bigger in our lives.
But that doesn’t just happen. You need to make it happen. Below then are some ways to find your life’s purpose.
Reflect on Your Values
Values are those innate qualities which guide our every action. When someone describes themselves as hardworking, then hard work is the value they embody.
Your values reveal a great deal about what is important to you and can be a great place to start when seeking to find your purpose.
So, list down the values and qualities which matter to you, find the ones that resonate most with you and find an activity which best takes advantage of those values.
Recognize your Abilities and Talents
Our purpose can sometimes be tied to our passion and thus, you should also look to find out about your abilities and talents.
What are you naturally good at? What are the things that you can do in your life with your eyes closed?
Your abilities and talents give your life purpose in the sense that they give you something to look forward to doing every day.
Network with like-minded individuals
Networking is one of the best ways to discovering your purpose in life. Meeting new people allows you to explore your hobbies more deeply, take advantage of new opportunities and learn more about yourself.
So, whether it is a MeetUp group, writing club, book club. Anything that gives you a sense of direction and belonging is a great way to finding your purpose.
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As you do all this, though, remember that life is meant to be enjoyed and thus, always seek to have fun when you do all this. Even after finding your purpose, aim to always have fun while doing it.