When I was a little girl, I thought that I would be a lawyer when I grew up. I had the gift of gab and was a social butterfly. Early on in life, I had a keen awareness to the inequities of life and rooted for the underdog. I thought I would make a great lawyer and save the world!
Fast forward to today and I did not go to law school. Actually, I didn’t graduate from high school! Yeah, I got a little sidetracked and took some detours, but I am back on the freeway of life.
One thing that I have discovered is that there is a difference between passion and purpose. So many times we get caught up in our passions and think that is actually our purpose. Passions are the things that make us tick and that we would do for free. They come naturally to us and require very little thought or effort.
Our purpose on the other hand, is what we were born to do. They are our assignment here on earth. This is a little heavy, I know, but I am trying to let you see that you have a definite reason for being here.
So how do you find your purpose? Great Question! You start by asking yourself certain questions:
1). What do I want to be known for?
2). What values are important to me?
3). How do I want to be remembered?
4). I believe I am here on this earth too…
5). If I knew I couldn’t fail, I would….
6). If I had unlimited time and resources I would….
7). What are my greatest strengths?
8). What are my talents, skills and experiences I can use to change the world?
9). What is truly important to me in my life?
10). What is my big dream?
11). How can I make a positive impact on others?
12). When have I been at my happiest?
Answering these questions will give you a roadmap to your purpose. Too often we don’t take the time to get clear on what really matters to us. Then we go through life sleepwalking instead of grabbing life by the horns and riding!
Let these questions be your guide as you navigate this thing called life and allow you to begin to think about purpose as something you can live out instead of being only available to a select few.
Remember that it is never too late to find your purpose and live the life that you desire and deserve!