4 Simple Steps to Discover your Purpose
How many of you feel like “Finding your Purpose” is an incredibly daunting task? I feel you, beauty!
Chances are if you’re reading this blog post right now, that at some point in your life you’ve felt overwhelmed by finding your life purpose. I’ve been there…in fact, for the majority of my life I felt anxious about discovering my purpose. You can read more about my journey here.
So, what if I told you, that it doesn’t have to be a daunting task? That it is actually much simpler than we’re making it out to be in our minds?
I’m here to tell you that “purpose” doesn’t have to be such a loaded word. (Cue deep breath of relief). In fact, we’re all here experiencing life as human beings for our own unique reasons and the Truth is your soul already knows that unique reason…your mind just hasn’t caught up or is fearfully preventing you from exploring your purpose.
Here are four simple steps you can take to get you on the path of discovering what sets your soul on fire:
1. Center yourself
First things first, get into the “right” mindset. Center yourself by doing some deep breathing exercises or with a guided meditation. I recommend doing this for at least 10 minutes or more.
2. List out your values
Next, take out a notebook (or a laptop) and list out your top 5 values. For example, my top values are authenticity, communication, connection, transparency, and fulfillment. Here is a list of core values you can look through to help you determine which ones you hold in high regard.
3. Look for reoccurring themes
Next, notice the themes that keep naturally appearing in your life. Here are a few questions that can help you get started: What is the first thing you think about when you wake up? What is the last thing you think about when you go to bed? What type of things are you naturally drawn to and why? What comes naturally to you? When do you feel most alive?
Pro tip: Look at your Amazon wish list, notice the type of books on your shelves, look at the podcasts you listen to…sometimes your themes show up there.
4. Vision board
Now that you have a clear mind, a better understanding of your values, and the themes that show up in your life, take what you’ve discovered and create a vision for the life you want to live. You can use magazines, articles, stickers, or sites like Google and Pinterest to find images and quotes you love as well. The more you envision the life you want to lead, and act as if your vision is reality, the more the Universe listens and provides.
Here are some additional questions to ask yourself to help you discover your purpose:
- How would your closest friends and family describe you?
- What strengths have you developed based on your past experiences?
- Where do you find meaning?
- What legacy would you like to leave?
- What would you do if you knew you could not fail?
- If someone gave you a blank check, what would you do with it?
We all have an amazing opportunity to choose what we do with our lives and how we do it. We all are fully capable and deserving to lead happy and fulfilling lives.
I’d love to hear from you, beauty! Let me know how you liked this exercise and what you’ve discovered.