12 Ways to Discover Your Life’s Purpose (Right Now)

Amy

Are you always wondering “What is my life’s purpose?” or find yourself constantly looking for more meaning in your life?

If so, know this straight away – There is a purpose for your life, whether you believe it or not. You may have to take several paths, but with a little digging, you can find where you feel you’re meant to be and what it is that you want to be doing.

Get curious.

One of the first, and best clues to figuring out your purpose in life is to consider what natural talents, gifts, and abilities you’re born with!

What gets your heart pumping, your tummy flipping, your eyes filling up with tears, your mouth and mind full of exciting words….

  • Are you artistic or musical?
  • Is it easy for you to talk to people?
  • Are you a natural communicator?
  • Do you love to socialize?
  • Do you love to decorate and rearrange your home?
  • Are you good at taking charge?
  • Are you creative and crafty?
  • Do you understand electronics and technical gadgets?
  • Do you understand computer technology?
  • Do people compliment you on your style?
  • Are you a good writer?
  • Do you have good organizational skills?Once you figure out what talents naturally live within you, you can then begin to understand what you’re supposed to be doing with those gifts and talents. You are on the road to finding purpose in your life. 

What Do You Love to Do? 

Let’s explore this further and expand these thoughts a little bit. 

Have you ever sat down and really reflected on what you love to do?

 There are literally millions of possibilities, so start with the gifts and talents you were born with. From there figure out what you love to do that requires using those gifts and talents.

By focusing on ideas, and building your own lists you can expand your ideas and mindsets around the subject. When our clients are stuck trying to come up with product ideas or their next steps, we encourage doing this exercise – people always know more than they think they know.

I believe, that 95% of the time, the answers lie within ourselves, sometimes we just need some help accessing them. 

  •  If you’re artistic or musical, becoming an artist/designer/illustrator maybe a direction you would like to explore. Teaching others how to draw, paint or play an instrument may be your calling in life.
  •  Being naturally social, you might consider being an organizer for social events. Check out businesses that use networking for growth and look into joining and learning from there.
  •  If you’re always redecorating and rearranging your home, why not get paid to do it and start an interior decorating business? Or simply look to local, or chain, stores that sell house decor. They often have in-house training. 
  •  Being a natural-born leader opens all kinds of doors that could lead you in many different directions. Does your church or other local community groups need someone to head up a department? Is there a promotion at work that excites, but scares you? Maybe you should just go for it! Perhaps you can clearly see a ‘ better way’ of doing something and feel that starting your own business is the way to go. Or perhaps a podcast – the possibilities are endless! 
  •  If you’re good at making crafty things, helping at a preschool or elementary school may be fulfilling for you if you are working around young children’s schedules. Starting your own creative business is another way I explored my creativity and learned how to make money from it. Creativity is vast and takes on many forms. LOTS to explore here! Using your creative ability could open the door to a new career path as well.
  •  If you’re technically minded, give yourself some time and space to explore your ideas and get them ‘out of your head’. Often, just getting curious and giving yourself time can open up a world of possibilities! It is very interesting to hear Mr. Dyson talk on this subject. 
  •  If you have a strong knowledge of computers, you’re certain to find a career online or with a high-tech company or you might even consider starting your own business. Perhaps you might consider using your understanding of electronics to fix equipment or teach others how to do so. You might enjoy working in an electronics store, or you might enjoy being the next Steve Jobs! Whatever you choose, remember, you know more than you think you know – and everyone has to start somewhere on their journey. why not here, today? 
  •  If you’re naturally stylish and love to keep up with what’s new in the fashion world, perhaps designing your own line of clothing or accessories is your purpose. Or maybe you’d enjoy helping others discover what style works best for them by working in a clothing store or boutique. Another option may be to offer your services as a fashion consultant to those who are unemployed, so they can learn how to dress professionally for job interviews.
  •  The love of writing may be something you don’t even realize you have yet. With blogging becoming the most popular way to market a business, getting paid to write is a great way to make money from home. Many people have started a simple blog that has turned into a money-making machine. Start by writing on topics you already have knowledge about and go from there. You might be surprised at how much money you can make with your love of writing. Learn from others that really know what they are doing. 
  •  Using your organizational skills, you might be fond of going into homes and getting them ready for sale or helping elderly persons organize their homes. You could also offer your services online as an organizational consultant or teach those who aren’t naturally organized. Have you seen how the world fell in love with Marie Kondo? EVERYBODY needs help organizing some part of their lives – and are willing to pay to get that help!

And finally:

Finding your purpose in life takes self-reflection, asking yourself questions and time- as well as some trial and error! I encourage you to free yourself from the feelings of wandering through life without purpose. Get curious, it is all about the journey. I don’t think ‘purpose’ is a destination anymore – just simply something we discover within ourselves as we get curious about what motivates us and that we then choose to live by. Changing as the seasons of our lives change. 

If you would like to explore this more with a trained coach, head on over to our booking page and set up a free, 30-minute consultation call. 

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