Discover your purpose: Does everyone get one big mission in their life? And is that something that appears to you as a kind of revelation? We believe that everyone has a purpose. And that this deeper reason behind your behavior can change over the years. Your goal does not have to appear to you as a revelation; it is something you can and can discover playfully. We experience living our purpose when we feel that we add value. When we think we are making a positive change. This article describes how you can discover your purpose in three simple steps and why you can make more impact if you know this.
3 Powerful ways to discover your purpose
Step 1: Build a career around your strengths
Every contact you have with someone, business or private, involves exchanging value. You add value to others and the world and receive value in return in the form of a compliment, a present, a hug, or – from a business point of view – money. You can change the actions you take to initiate this value transaction. The indicator for this is your energy level. What kinds of tasks give you energy and which things don’t? Focus on what makes you happy and what you enjoy doing. Those are the actions where you stand in your power. The more you build your career around your strengths, the more you get in return in money and happiness.
Step 2: Your talent is the instrument
Your talent is the instrument you use to add value. That is not your mission or purpose, but a means to serve a higher purpose. Your strength or talent comes most naturally to you, that which makes you feel strong and with which you help others—that which gives you energy. If you work from your strength, you will naturally achieve more success and work with more passion and energy. You make the rules. So don’t do things that drain your energy.
If you have a clear focus on what you want to achieve and why, then you will experience that you have a surprising power to overcome obstacles.
Step 3: Choose which change you want to bring about
Secretly, we all want to be part of something bigger than ourselves. We want to have something we can believe in. Something we can marvel at ourselves. We want to connect with people who dare to take a stand. Suppose you clearly focus on what you want to achieve and why then you will experience that you have a surprising power to overcome obstacles. You make more impact because you know why you do what you do. As a result, the path you take is not more straightforward but more satisfying because you are not only doing it for yourself, and you do it for the collective.
If you have a clear vision of which positive energy you want to send into the world, then this positive energy will come back to you.
What difference do you want to try to make in the world? What would you like the world situation to look like? If you have a clear vision of which positive energy you want to send into the world, then this positive energy will come back to you. In appreciation of your environment and money. A few questions to help you discover your purpose:
- What do you like to help others with?
- What do people often ask you for help for? What do people thank you for?
- What would you like to see differently in the world? What hurts you? What would you like to change?
Our deepest motivations are pleasure and pain. Discover what hurts you and what you would like to see differently in yourself. This is often the motivation behind your behavior. Joy is about what you long for, a world without that pain.
We look forward to your insights! Feel free to ask your friends and colleagues for input as well. It can be adorable and refreshing to hear their perspective too on how to discover your purpose.