7 Questions To Identify Your Life’s Purpose
Ever feel like you were born to do something in particular, but you have no clue what that something is?
Do you have a sense that what you are doing or how you are currently living, isn’t 100% “you?”
Deep down, you know there’s something deeper, something more authentic and fulfilling that you are meant to be doing. You know you have a unique purpose for being here and not knowing what that purpose is, keeps you on edge and distracted in your life!
I remember waking up to this edginess for years, feeling like I was not really me! Like there was a gaping hole in my life.
I tried to fill that hole in all sorts of ways, thinking that if I was successful, well-loved and important the hole would go away. But no matter how much money was made, how many projects and businesses were created, how many relationships were had or how many self-help books were read, the hole remained. Empty.
Until I discovered the key powerful questions that uncovered my purpose I felt:
exhausted and overwhelmed,
anxious and afraid,
depressed and paralyzed,
unworthy and not enough,
even judgemental of others!
These emotional states fractured my relationships, abolished fun and joy, decreased my health and wealth levels, and rendered me ineffective and inefficient.
It took a life breakdown for me to stop looking outside for who I was (and what I was here to create) and start looking within for some big answers. I hired powerful mentors who revealed key questions that would guide me to the places within that I hadn’t even though to look – and who held me accountable to face and answer those questions.
The following 7 questions are the main questions that will open your eyes to your purpose. Once you answer them, you will begin to see patterns in your answers that show you your creative path.
Create sacred, distraction-free time with yourself to ask and answer the following:
a) What are my gifts and talents?
b) What are my deepest values?
c) What are my skills and learnings?
c) What are my passions?
d) What are my desires?
e) What are the wisdoms I have gleaned from challenges?
f) How do I want to make a difference on this planet?
Once answered, take a look at everything you’ve uncovered and start connecting the dots. What themes repeat themselves in your answers, what things appear as if they go together. Ask someone close to you what patterns they see that perhaps you can’t!
For example say you go through your answers and the repeat themes reveal this:
Are a gifted painter and you are passionate about teaching and youth. You value freedom of expression, adventure and empowering others. You’ve always wanted to travel the world to gather and share inspiration. You endured and thrived through bullying in school thereby cultivating a skill of healthy expression and self-love, and every time you hear of a girl who is being bullied you wish you could whisper in her ear to give her the tools that helped you!
Can you see the threads of purpose in this example? Can you see how this purpose can be expressed in life?
- Annual trips to other counties, teaching young girls to express through art?
- Creating a workshop, book or course about self-expression and self-love?
- Painting works of art that are sold to raise funds for anti-bullying causes?
There are many ways this purpose can be expressed – it is ultimately the expression of purpose that fills the void and allows us to thrive and evolve.
Begin by asking and exploring then take the next steps and design a plan to LIVE your purpose out loud!
Filling your void,
PS. If you want guidance and accountability to uncover and start actively living and leveraging your life’s purpose, apply for a free 30-minute Discovery Session with me here. I’ll show you how.