Many people are working in professions, careers and even their own businesses that they really didn’t consciously plan to pursue. Many people are in relationships where they are not truly happy. This they take to be the norm and they think they are a victim of circumstance. So they take on roles they think are tolerable or expected of them.
Each one of us has a life purpose. Your life’s direction and purpose is the culmination of various activities that allow you to express your intelligence and creativity. That allow you to live in accordance with your own core values, and to experience the profound joy of simply being yourself.
Unlike traditional work, your life’s work demands nothing from you but your intent and passion for that work. Interestingly, nobody is born with a complete understanding of the range of their life purpose.
It may be that you have drifted through your life, and now feel you are directionless. Discovering what your life’s work might be can help you to realise your true potential and live a more authentic, happy and driven life.
But I hear you asking ‘How do you make this discovery?’ Think about what interests you now, in the present. Also think about the passions you remember that moved you in the past.
May be you were attracted to a certain discipline or profession throughout your young life, only to have been steered away from your aspirations as you matured. Maybe you are secretly harbouring a secret passion and would love to explore it.
Think about what is calling to you. There may be several things, write them down and then narrow your list down to the one that is calling the loudest.
If you want to work with your hands, ask yourself what work will allow you to do that. If you want to change the world, consider where you would start and whether you have the skills and talents to undertake philanthropic work. What do you have to do to gain or hone the skills you will need to fulfil your dream?
Proudly write down all of your strengths, passions, beliefs and values to help you refine your search for purpose. Additionally, look for the signs pointing you in the right direction, but be sure to pay attention by opening your mind to all possibilities and really noticing the signs.
You will probably need to redefine your direction several times throughout your lifetime. For instance, being an amazing parent could be your life’s work for 18 years or so, then perhaps you may find you want different work to do.
Your life’s work may not be something you are recognised or paid for, such as parenting, a hobby, or a variety of other activities typically considered by others to be inconsequential. Your love for your life’s work, however, gives it enormous meaning. You’ll know you have discovered your life’s work when you wake up and are eager to face each day and you feel really good about, not only what you do, but also who you are!
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