Sunday, July 31, 2011

A Few Tips on Finding Your Purpose in Life

purposefulImage by pauladams76 via FlickrBy Clifford Waite

Finding the purpose of your life will probably be a lot harder than you think, at least most of the time. If you were to ask someone what their purpose in life is, they will say something in the lines of a list of goals or something vague. Things such as, being rich, being healthy, or getting a lot of romantic partners. Of course all these things are important. Who wouldn't want to have this in their life.

The thing is that, if you want to find a definite purpose in your life, one which fills you with so much joy and gives you a better understanding for why you're living, then you must think about more than just general purposes. You have to be specific in what you want from life. It has a more defined meaning when you can be more specific about a matter. Having just a general purpose will leave you going in circles about your life.

One of the first things that you need to do when trying to find your life's purpose is, let go of outside distractions such as negative people. Basically anyone who keeps you from listening to your own instincts. Now I'm not saying that you should just cut everybody out of your life. Some people have great wisdom and can help you with your purpose. When it comes down to it, the only person that can help you is you.

Most of us in life don't have a clue in what we want so we allow someone else to dictate how our life should be. We find ourselves doing things that aren't good for us just to please someone else. In order to take care of somebody else, you must first take care of your own needs. Your own personal, financial and spiritual growth is your responsibility. Regardless of what someone else says, you should know when to filter these things out and focus on finding your life's purpose.

The most important thing that you can start to do is build some self-awareness. Figure out who you are as a person and what you want most out of your short time here on earth. Follow your gut feeling and go where your heart wants you to go.

Also keep a daily journal of the things that you think about the most. Doing this can be like building a blueprint of your life. It can also help to clarify random thoughts that go through your mind. The thoughts that make you crazy because you can't understand why you just thought of it. Writing it down will help you to better analyze your thought and get a more clear perspective. When you write these thoughts down, try to find the answers to them.

These are some questions that you should ask yourself when trying to get a better understanding of what you want or where you want to be in your life. What's the one thing I want most and can't live without? When I die, what do I most want to be remembered for? These are just a few questions that you can ask yourself as an example. Make sure you give a full and specific answer to these questions so that you can believe in it and become what you want to be.

Finally you have to take action of your life. You are in the driver's seat. No one else can guide you in the right direction, especially if you feel that the direction being offered isn't the way you want your life to go. So make a plan on what you want to do with your life. Take the necessary steps everyday in order to achieve what you want, and your life's purpose will just come to you naturally. Don't rely on luck to help coast you through life.

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