Have you thought to yourself, ‘What is my purpose’?
If so, I hear you loud and clear. I was struggling for many years trying to find the answers to this very question. It is a big deal, especially when you know you have one, but you can’t quite figure out what it is! And if you are still searching for yours, I have a few ideas on how to find it. You may have to travel several paths, as I did, but with a little digging, you can find who you are meant to be, or what you are meant to do.
The first clue to figuring our your purpose in life is to consider what natural talents, gifts and abilities you have.
- Is it easy for you to talk to people?
- Do you love to decorate and rearrange your home?
- Are you a natural problem solver?
- Do you have good organizational skills?
- Are you good at taking charge?
- Do you understand electronics and technical gadgets?
- Do you understand computer technology?
- Do people compliment you on your style?
- Are you a good writer?
- Do you love to socialize?
- Are you creative and crafty?
- Are you artistic or musical?
Once you figure out what talents naturally live within you, you can then understand what you’re supposed to be doing with those gifts and talents. This is your purpose in life.
What do you love to do?
Have you ever sat down and really reflected on what you love to do?
There are literally millions of possibilities, so start with the gifts and talents you were born with. From there, figure out what you love to do that allows you to use those gifts and talents.
Being naturally social, you might consider being an organizer for social events.
If you’re always redecorating and rearranging your home, why not get paid to do it and start an interior decorating business?
If you’re artistic or musical, teaching others how to draw, paint or play an instrument may be your calling in life.
Being a natural born leader opens all kinds of doors that could lead you in many different directions. Does your church or other local community groups need someone to head up a department? You may find your purpose there.
If you’re good at making crafty things, helping at a preschool or elementary school may be fulfilling for you. Opening up an Etsy shop can be very lucrative. Using your creative ability could open the door to a career in graphic arts as well.
If you’re technically minded, perhaps you might consider using your understanding of electronics to fix equipment or you might enjoy working in an electronics store.
If you have a strong knowledge of computers, you’re certain to find a career online or with a high tech company or you might even consider starting your own business.
If you’re naturally stylish and love to keep up with what’s new in the fashion world, perhaps designing your own line of clothing or accessories is your purpose. Or maybe you’d enjoy helping others discover what style works best for them by working in a clothing store or becoming a stylist.
The love of writing may be something you don’t even realize yet. With blogging becoming the most popular way to market a business, getting paid to write is a great way to make money from home. Many people have started a simple blog that has turned into a money making machine. Start by writing on topics you already have knowledge about and go from there. You might be surprised at how much money you can make with your love of writing.
Using your organizational skills, you might be fond of going into homes and getting them ready for sale or helping the elderly organize their homes. You could also offer your services online as an organizational consultant or teach those who aren’t naturally organized.
Finding your purpose in life simply takes self-reflection as well as some trial and error. I tried many different avenues before I found the one that lit my soul on fire. Free yourself from wandering through life without purpose. We’re all here for a reason and, once you find your purpose and begin living it, you will feel happy and fulfilled!