So many people today suffer from a lack of purpose. They go day-to-day on a cruise-control mentality of just surviving. It’s upsetting to think that I fell into this myself.
I discovered that finding your purpose is the core knowledge that is essential to understand before setting out for other goals like love, work, health, or hobbies. You need to set goals that are purpose driven.
Wrap Emotion Around Your Goals
It’s not enough to do just the basics of writing down milestones, dates, and having a “can do” attitude. When we do just the basics, something will always come along and upset this schedule, causing us to lose focus and eventually fall back into our cruise-control mentality of just surviving day-to-day.
Wrap emotion around your goals. It’s important to do so. It’s your emotions, your inner drive, that are going to actually force yourself to change.
Like I mentioned in my article Desire to succeed, your need to succeed should be like your need for air. One guttural feeling that is so strong, there is no other option.
Take The Purpose Quiz
I found this quiz in Tony Horton’s The Big Picture: 11 Laws That Will Change Your Life and it helped me narrow down my purpose.
To truly find your purpose, ask yourself these questions about it:
- Will this purpose serve me and the people around me?
- How will having this purpose impact my life?
- How will this purpose allow me to achieve my goals?
- Will this purpose serve me for life or is it short-term?
- Will I benefit from this purpose physically, emotionally, and mentally?
- Is this a purpose I have created or is this something someone else has assigned to me?
Put It Front and Center
Once you have found your purpose, you need to write it down and stick it on your refrigerator.
It needs to be a daily affirmation that is in your face morning, noon, and night.
Every important decision you make should be wrapped around your core purpose.
Find your purpose…you will find what really matters, what it will take to reach your goals, and you will be unstoppable.
Challenge yourself to figure out your purpose as soon as possible. It’s the core of your being and the north star to guide you through your journey.
Free yourself of the stress and burden of what society dictates you do or be. Finally, realize your true purpose.
Once you have found your purpose, only then can you realize your path forward in life, business, or any journey you choose.