Do you feel that something is missing in your life? Have you ever felt aimless, without a clear destination, like a ship adrift in the sea, like a tourist lost in the streets of an unknown city?
When you don’t know where you want to go, it is impossible to know which way to go! But the moment you discover where you need to go, life will show you the way to get there. This is why when you find out the purpose of your life, you give your life purpose.
So if you want to give direction and meaning to your life, start by discovering your purpose with these 5 steps to find your mission in life :
1. Ask yourself what you are good at
The Universe is wise: we came into this world equipped with all the innate talents necessary to carry out our mission in life. For this reason, the first step in discovering your purpose in life is to realize the natural talents with which you came into the world.
“It’s not enough to have lived. We should be determined to live for something.” ― Winston S. Churchill
To do this, ask yourself:
What am I good at?
What things make others challenging, but they come easily and naturally to me?
Why do those who know me ask me for help?
The answers to these questions will give you the clues you need to discover your hidden natural talents and natural abilities.
2. Ask yourself what you love to do
Is there something you like doing so much that you feel like the hours are passing by without realizing it, that time flies when you do it? This is what we call a passion.
Passion is the secret ingredient to fill your life with purpose and to feel satisfied. After all, if you are passionate about something, you do it with pleasure, and when you do things with joy, you do it well.
Also, when you do things that you are passionate about, you feel like you are doing them because you want to, and you choose to do them, and not just because you should do them.
To discover your passions in life, ask yourself:
What do I love to do?
What am I passionate about doing, knowing and learning?
What fills me with energy, excites me, satisfies me deeply when I do it?
Answer these questions, and you will be able to identify your passions.
When you put together what you love and the things you are good at, you discover your PASSION.
3. Ask yourself how you can improve the world
Here and now, with your talents, your tastes and your passions, what can you bring to the world?
What can you happily do that would benefit the most significant number of people?
How would you like to be remembered?
“People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they’re not on your road doesn’t mean they’ve gotten lost.” ― Dalai Lama
What do you think could be your significant contributions to humanity?
When you put together what you love and how you can improve the world, you discover your MISSION.
4. Analyze why they pay you
One of the biggest challenges we must face in our lives is balancing the spiritual world with the material world: what we want to do with what we need to do, what we love and what allows us to earn a living, what makes our spirit vibrate and what gives us the money we need to live comfortably.
As here and now we are part of this material world, and we must make money to live, it is essential to have a job where we carry out specific tasks for which we are paid.
What is the job you get paid for?
What do they hire you for?
What responsibilities do you do for which you are paid well?
When you put together how you can improve the world and the things they pay you for, you discover your VOCATION.
5. Ask yourself how you could be paid to do what you love
In the ideal world, we would all be paid to do what we love the most. Today, sometimes it is not so easy, mainly because we are afraid of failing if we decide to pursue our dreams. However, trying to work at what we like has countless benefits.
Working in what we love is not only good for us (because it will not feel like something you have to do but something you want to do): it is good for our employers because we will work responsibly, with pleasure and our work will be excellent; it is good for our society because our work will positively affect those around us; And finally, it is suitable for our families and friends because we will become an example to follow and we will demonstrate to those who know us that it is possible to work happily and to be paid for what you love.
So ask yourself:
How could I start getting paid to do things I like?
How could you make a living doing what I love?
In what areas and positions could I do what I love and receive the money necessary to live well?
When you put together the things you get paid for and what you’re good at, you discover your ideal PROFESSION.
5. Passion + Mission + Vocation + Profession = Purpose
Now that you know what you are passionate about, your mission in life to improve the world, your vocation and your ideal profession, you are ready: your PURPOSE in life is what unites your passion, your mission, your occupation and your business.
“Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement.” ― W. Clement Stone
Take control of your life. Become the owner of your destiny. Run your career, be faithful to your truth, write your own rules, and allow yourself to dream your dreams.
When you know where you are going, each moment is an opportunity that can bring you closer to your dream. Focus on your purpose and make it something that helps improve the lives of others. This way, you will not only give meaning to your life but the lives of others.
Never forget it: the purpose of life is to give life purpose! When you discover your mission, you will finally experience the deep happiness of living an inspired life.
Once you are clear about your purpose, it is much easier to be able to fulfill it and have a more gratifying life. Go down the next levels. Define your vision, objectives and areas of responsibility, so that your daily projects and actions are aligned with all of them.
And don’t forget to check it every so often. Nothing is permanent, everything changes.