Over the last year or so, I dealt with some significant changes in my life. These changes included finding my purpose and my passion which wasn’t easy to do for me. Personal changes and personal developments are crucial influences of the pandemic for the lives within our communities, and everything seems to change, so changes personality. The pandemic and its restrictions inspired many people to rethink their lives and find their true self and purpose.
Define what purpose means to you
The first step and maybe the most difficult one is to define your purpose. It took me a long time and a long journey of self-development to find my purpose. After a long period of pleasing other people and primarily doing what was expected, I finally discovered my passion. This passion is to serve people by advising them to thrive, so I choose to become a holistic coach.
Getting clear about your passions is the first step towards finding your purpose.
You can meditate to find out more about yourself. One possibility is doing chakra meditation which can support you to find clarity and get new insights.
If you aren’t the meditation guy, brainstorming the topics that interest you the most is an excellent technique to get a clear picture of your passions.
Another technique is to grab a journal and write down your thoughts about the things you are passionately doing the most.
Prompts to find your purpose:
- What could I do the whole day without getting tired or bored?
- I feel fulfilled when I ….(complete the sentence)
- I am the best when I …. (complete the sentence)
Create a clear picture of your ‘Why.’
The findings of your clarity search create a bigger picture of your intentions or the ‘why’. It is critical to know your why because you are more likely to do the work necessary to improve your life or career. Your purpose is connected with your values and your internal belief system. The purpose also depends on the energy around you and within you. I don’t want to stress the law of attraction theory, but, in my opinion, the energy you emit directly affects your surrounding area. So be careful of managing your energy drivers. If you know why you do something, your energy will be higher and, therefore, more positive.
Therefore, it helps find your purpose when you draw a picture of your values and your love of the topic. Maybe you have some internal principles that guided you since ever.
Those principles and personal drivers create your why together with some factors from the outside, like duties or deadlines. Therefore, clarifying your principles and drivers raises your ability to work towards your goals and supports your purpose.
A prompt that my mentor Brendon Burchard mentions in his book High Performance Habits and uses quite often in the context of finding your why and performing on a high level called necessity is
Who needs me on my A-game the most right now?Brendon Burchard
Live with awareness, then the purpose will find you
Take life’s challenges and chances to find your purpose and the meaning in your life. Open your eyes, you’ll see the opportunities, and with a bit of bravery, you can take the chances and find your purpose. Sometimes we need support on the road. So, search for permission and help to get rid of excuses. Maybe you think you cannot follow your passion because you have to pay the bills. Perhaps you don’t believe in your creativity or the value of the work you are doing. Again, get rid of those limiting beliefs sooner rather than later! If you need some support, you can book your free trial training here.
Find out what thrills you and fill your life with enthusiasm and meaning. You will be happier than ever, and your environment will be more positive, too, because you radiate positive energy, and the people around you are likely to synchronise with the positivity around you. Use the power of purpose within you, and you’ll notice the changes around you.
With passion comes your purpose, and with the purpose comes everything else.
If you need some tips to get more motivation (especially if you cannot sit quietly for longer than ten minutes), read more here.
For more information on personal growth, check out this great community by my mentor Brendon Burchard (affiliate link).