We all seek to live a life that answers the question “why”.
- Why am I here?
- Why am I doing this?
- What is my purpose?
While somedays we feel as though we are on a clear path, we’ve got it all together, and we are heading in a certain direction other days are not so easy. Knowing who you are and that you have the choice to change your life is key in determining your purpose. You have the choice to determine your direction; good or bad.
1. Stay True to Yourself
Admit to your imperfections. No human is perfect so learn to embrace this sense of honesty; imperfection is okay.
Remember why you started the path you are one; school, career, hobbies – why did you start these? Come back to your purpose particularly when you are feeling as though things aren’t working as intended. Social media puts a ton of pressure on us to do more and to be more, but at the end of the day you need to focus on what works for you.
Ask yourself this. At the end of the day, what will make you happy and how are you going to get there? Stay true to you.
2. Focus on Your Value
As a society we have a tendency to be incredibly self-centred always focusing on “me”, that we forget all that we have available within ourselves to help enhance other’s lives. Finding your value; a sense of humour, knowledge, a listening ear, etc. is going to change someone’s life.
What can you provide to other people? Which problems can you help people solve? What do people in your life often call on you for?
Use these questions to reflect. Take a step back, figure out what skills you have to offer, and work on applying them in your life to make a difference. Too many of us simply exist, focus on staying true to yourself and use what you already have within you to enhance the lives of others.