Are you feeling stuck and confused about what it is you’re here on Earth to do? If so, you’re not alone. We all have days when we question our purpose and wonder if we are creating maximum impact with our one very special life we get.
That’s why today we want to share a few potent questions that will help you tap into your life’s purpose. Remember, it’s okay to be in a constant state of transformation. We don’t have to have it all figured out right away, but by tapping into the answers to these questions, it will help you unveil your purpose in life at this moment.
5 Ways To Find Your Purpose In Life
1. Find what you would do for free
Some people call these hobbies, but they hold so much more space than simply being a part of your life, these are the things pointing you towards your purpose in life, your dharma. The things you love so much that you would do for free, the things you do that ignite passion and make you feel alive, these are part of your purpose.
Write down 5 things that make you happy every day, things you enjoy doing and you would do for free. If you do something and it makes you lose track of time, it might be what you are looking for. What would you do for the rest of your life if you won million dollars today? Be honest and answer this question. If you didn’t have to work any more in your life, what would you do every day to be happy and excited? The answer will move you towards your purpose in life.
2. What are you good at?
Natural talent usually means it is something you were meant to do. Is there something in your life that all your friends say you are so good at, or that it comes so naturally to you that you do it without even thinking? It might be worth reflecting on as part of your purpose. Write down 5 things people say you are good at – abilities, skills or gifts. If you are not sure, think of the situations when people ask you for help – what kind of help is it? It’s definitely something you are naturally good at as otherwise, they would ask someone else.
3. What consumes your thoughts?
What do you think about? What is constantly coming up in your thoughts for you? Try keeping a journal or doing morning pages where you write down all thoughts in your head first thing in the morning. You can find some common themes there, or at least the things that keep popping up. Do it every day for at least 2 weeks and then reread your journal to find the thing that you keep thinking about again and again. If you can’t stop thinking about it, it could be the universe telling you this is your life’s purpose.
4. Help others
The best way to find your purpose in life is to think of a way to help others. Helping others makes us feel alive and when you give something to others, karma will work its magic to get you something great back. How can your values, passions, hobbies or talents serve others, the planet or animals? What do you want to do to contribute and thus make others’ life better?
5. From theory to action
Every single day dedicate at least a few minutes to do what your passion in life is. Even if it is for 5 minutes, always do one simple thing you can do today, as every small step moves you closer and gives you energy to really fight for purpose in your life. Knowing what you want is not enough and will not change your life if you do not act. You need a big vision that will make you a better person. Be flexible and every day do a different thing to achieve your dream in order not to get bored. Action is the key.
What questions or practices do you do to tap into your purpose in life?
About the author
Alexandra Kovacova is a crazy Slovak girl who made traveling the reason of her life. Alex first quit modeling to get 2 MA degrees at the University instead and then she also quit her stewardess job to pursue her biggest dream of traveling around the world.
After living in 6 different countries (Slovakia, Czech republic, Spain, Scotland, Italy and Mexico) Alex has been permanently on the road taking photos, videos and professionally blogging since March 2011. Thanks to the main blog Crazy Sexy Fun Traveler she has visited more than 45 countries and it’s on a mission of visiting every single country in the world.
Switching to mostly raw vegan diet and getting more into yoga, Alex also started with another blog Fit when Traveling to inspire others to stay healthy and in shape when on the road.