Navigating life can be quite hard. From childhood all the way to adulthood, we are forced to make tough decisions every single day. Some decisions can be quite simple and have little impact in your future. On the other hand, others can be determine your immediate or distant future. When faced with so many daily questions and decisions, you may feel like there's no true direction or goal in your life. So, which path should you take? And how do you know what your purpose is?
We have put together 7 short tips to better guide you in finding your mission and purpose. Hope you find them helpful and you can determine what your ultimate goal in life is.
#1. Let your passion guide you
This is the first step to change your life. Making a short list of some of your personal interests and likes can help guide you towards your true purpose and mission in life. Once you have your list, you can choose to pursue a specific goal based on it. For example, if you write down you like to help people, why not join a charity or start your own?
#2. What do you strive to reach?
One's life mission and purpose can be quite goal-oriented. If there's an ultimate goal you would like to reach during your lifetime, take all the steps necessary to reach it. Don't be scared to set small, short-term goals, as these can be an excellent way to keep you motivated and on the right path towards your final goal.
#3. Explore the unknown
Don't be scared to spend some time exploring different activities you hadn't been in contact with before. If you have difficulties making a list of your likes and interests, go out and try out new things. You may end up finding a new interest that would ultimately become your own mission.
What did you want to do when you were a young kid? Quite often children have a pure yet very defined idea of their purpose. Look back and try to realize what your younger self's mission was. For example, if you wanted to be a veterinarian as a kid, why not join your local pet shelter and help in some way?
#5. Envision your future
Where do you see yourself in 5 years? How about 10? 20? Think about the job you have, what your personal life is like, and how you feel if your vision would be a reality. If you don't like what you envision, try to determine what aspects of it that you dislike and try to come up with solutions to prevent it or change it. You need to align your beliefs and values in the direction of your ultimate vision. This is one of the great lessons I learned at Tony Robbins' DWD program in Gold Coast back in 2015. He asked us to create our new empowering values and beliefs as well as a mission statement for a life of purpose. You can apply this into your life too.
#6. Find people who inspire you
Surround yourself with individuals with a similar life goal. This will help you stay focused on your mission and help you stay motivated. Joining special groups is a great way to achieve this. Having like-minded people who you can talk to is a great way to help you solidify your new purpose.
#7. Don't be scared to follow your own path
Once you are sure about your own purpose, don't be scared to follow the path towards it. It can be hard at times to stick to a single path but never forget that you are the one in charge of your life's mission and purpose, so don't hesitate to change it if you no longer feel like the previous path was right for you.
These are just some pointers and tips on how to find your life's mission and purpose. Of course, every single person is unique and therefore it can be quite hard to find a purpose that fits you perfectly. Stay motivated, focused, and enjoy life to the fullest during your search for your life's mission.