It’s life altering.
“What?”, you ask.
The moment when you stop agonizing that there has to be so much more to life than what you’re currently experiencing, and your purpose in life becomes crystal clear.
So many people waste most of their lives waiting to discover their life’s purpose.
They yearn for greener grass they’re sure is on the other side of some proverbial hill. Or they convince themselves that some divine inspiration and insight will simply come to them when the time is right.
They wait… and wait… and wait some more. And before they know it, most of their life has passed them by.
It doesn’t have to be that way.
Your purpose is already within your grasp. You just need to know where to look.
The ironic thing is, your life’s purpose is no big secret.
It’s what drives you; what provides you with a sense of inner peace and authentic happiness every time you tap into it.
You don’t have to wait for some magical discovery of your purpose in life… you CREATE it. By applying your strongest inherent talents in ways that inspire you most, you suddenly create purpose and meaning in a life that never seemed to feel satisfying before.
So if you’re ready to change your life in a profound way, all it takes is 15 minutes to answer 15 simple questions.
But let’s not get ahead of ourselves.
Before you begin, you MUST follow some basic guidelines. You owe it to yourself.
- Find a place where you will not be interrupted. Turn off your cell phone. Close your inbox. Get ready to write.
- For each question, write the FIRST THING that pops into your head without going back and editing it. It’s important to quickly write out your answers rather than spending too much time thinking about them.
- Give yourself no more than 60 seconds a question. Ideally, spend less than 30 seconds on each one.
- To get the best results, be as HONEST with your answers as you can without worrying what others might think of them. Write your thoughts without editing yourself.
Again… don’t start these questions unless you’re ready to give your full, undivided attention to them.
Here we go…
- What’s guaranteed to put a smile on your face? (Activities, people, events, hobbies, projects, etc.)
- What activities feel so interesting and effortless to you, they make you lose track of time when you’re doing them?
- What makes you feel great about yourself and why?
- Who inspires you most (someone you know or a public figure), and what qualities do they have that inspire you?
- What skills and abilities are you naturally good at that you love doing?
- What do people typically ask you for help with? Does helping in those ways give you a feeling of deep satisfaction?
- If money was out of the equation, what activities would you love to do to fill your time with?
- If you had to teach something, what would you teach?
- If you knew you were going to die soon, what would you most regret not fully doing, being or having in your life?
- What are you most proud of doing so far in your life and why?
- What are your deepest values? List 3-6 values and prioritize them in order of importance to you.
- What were some challenges, difficulties and hardships you’ve overcome or are in the process of overcoming? How did you overcome them?
- What causes do you strongly believe in? Connect with?
- If you could get one message across to a large group of people, who would those people be and what would your message be?
- If you could use your talents, passions and values to help others, what would that look like?
That’s it. You’re done. Easy peasy!
I know… you’re asking, “So what do I do now?”
First, look back at all your answers. Are there words that excite or connect with you? Intrigue or inspire you? Align with your values? Circle or highlight them.
You should end up with a short list of activities you can’t imagine ever getting tired of doing because they inspire and motivate you. Things you can feel proud of; that make your heart sing.
The next step is to list who you can feel proud to help by doing these activities. Who are the specific types or groups of people? Communities? Causes?
Once you combine activities you’re meant to do with who will benefit the most from them, you’ll have created your life’s purpose or career. It’s as simple as that!
Feeling excited? Electric?
I know I did when I finally decided what would give my life purpose outside of my children and family.
Only one problem remains.
What happens when you know what you’re meant to do, the lifestyle you’d love to have, but have NO IDEA how you’re ever going to make enough money doing it?
The good news is there is help. The great news is it’s just a click away.
Abundant Yogi offers a free video training that shows you how you can get paid your worth to do what you love!
Just invest a few minutes of your time to discover how you can not only do the work you love without burning or selling out, but do it in a way that affords you the lifestyle and schedule you want.
So what are you waiting for? Do it!