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6 Tips on How to Find Your Purpose in Life

Wondering how to find your purpose in life? It’s not as difficult as you might think it is. You just need to know where to begin, and we’re here to help you with finding your purpose. Your purpose is your “why” — meaning it is the answer behind why you do what you do, why you act the way you act, and so on. Your purpose extends throughout all aspects of your life, ranging from your career to your personal relationships. Once you learn how to find your purpose and how to apply it to your day-to-day life, you will be living with purpose, which will make your life that much richer. You will be living with a new sense of confidence that you’re doing what you’re supposed to be doing in this life.

Here are 6 tips for you to follow to learn how to find your purpose in life.

1. Follow Your Curiosity to Find Your Purpose

What are some things that you are genuinely curious about? Looking at your interests is a good place to start, but you don’t have to only think about things that you already know or are comfortable with. In fact, we encourage you to get curious about things that aren’t in your comfort zone. You can get curious about things that you’ve never tried before, and then try them! Just because you’re past a certain age, it doesn’t mean that you can’t get curious and try new things. Curiosity is great for personal growth.

Then, from your experiences of interests and activities both old and new, determine what really lights you up. Out of these things, what makes you excited? What could you talk on and on about? What could you read an endless amount of books about? Make a physical list of these things, so you can easily reference them at a later time. Start here, and you’ll be on your way to finding your purpose in life.

2. Living With Purpose by Serving Others

One method for finding your purpose is serving others. One of the many amazing things about being a human is that we have the ability to make a difference in this world. We have the ability to serve and help others. Beyond that, we have the ability to help more than just other humans. We can help animals, we can help our communities, and we can help our planet. The opportunities to give back are limitless.

If nothing comes immediately to mind for you, don’t worry. Now’s a good time to reference that list of interests that you made in the last step. Ask yourself how you can turn those interests into an opportunity to serve others.

Here are just a few examples:

  • If you love animals, try volunteering at an animal shelter or zoo
  • If you love playing music, try volunteering to teach music to kids
  • If you love nature, try volunteering with a nature conservancy

Doing something bigger than yourself that benefits others will really put you on the right path to finding your purpose, and not to mention, it feels great to give back.

3. Do What Makes You Feel Alive

If you’re constantly feeling bored, you aren’t feeling very alive, are you? Feeling bored and empty and not doing anything about it is the opposite of how to live a purposeful life. It’s common to get complacent in life and get stuck in your ways. But if you’re living this way, you aren’t living life to the fullest. That’s why we suggest that you do what makes you feel alive.

So, ask yourself, when do you feel the most alive? Maybe it’s when you’re with people you love. Maybe it’s when you’re killing it at work. Or, maybe it’s when you’re trying something new. Regardless of what your answer is, roll with it. Doing more things that make you feel alive will help you live a more exciting, fulfilling life full of passion and purpose.

4. Find What You Are Naturally Good At

We all have at least one or two things that we’re naturally good at. Think back to when you were a child. What came easily to you? What were your special talents? Chances are, these talents and interests stuck with you. For example, maybe you were naturally really great at art, or maybe you were really great at making new friends. Think about how these things can translate into your adulthood, and not necessarily just your career. This is also something that you could use as a way to give back and serve others.

Now, this is definitely not to say that you shouldn’t pursue things that don’t come naturally easy to you. You should definitely pursue things that you’re passionate about even if it’s a struggle to you. Looking at what you’re naturally good at is just one starting point that can help you with learning how to live a purposeful life.

5. Find Your Passion, Find Your Purpose

Your passion and your purpose go hand in hand. For some people, what they’re passionate about is very obvious. But for others, finding their passion may take a little bit of work. Finding your passion requires you to dig deep and get to know your true self. Here are a few questions you can ask yourself to help find your purpose:

What makes you excited?
What would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail?
What’s something you’ve always wanted to do but never have?
What would you do if money wasn’t an issue?
What do you love to talk to others about?

6. Now Connect the Dots

It’s time to put it all together. Assess your answers from all of the previous sections and connect the dots. When you look at it this way, you can see the bigger picture. For example, if you take a look at what you’re passionate about, what you’re naturally good at, and what makes you feel alive, you’ve got a great formula for finding your purpose in life.

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