- What do you love to do?
- What are you good at?
- What lights you up and energises you from the inside out?
- What would you do anyway, even if you were not paid to do it?
- What feels authentic and genuine, the real you?
If not, it could be that you have lost touch with your needs, strengths and preferences. Maybe you are going through the motions of what you think you should be doing through trying to please someone else. Perhaps you feel as if you’re living someone else’s life or dreams, and not your own. This could be causing you to feel unfulfilled, and that there must be more to life.
2. Discover your mission:
- What is it that the world needs and you love to do?
- What comes naturally to you? It may feel so easy and natural that you take it for granted, but others struggle with it.
- Ask yourself, do I have a gift? What is it?
- Ask others what they think your gifts are.
3. Discover your vocation:
- What is it that the world needs, that you are good at and love, and that you could get paid for?
- Who has a need for your gifts?
- What are their pain points that you can resolve or alleviate?
- What can you do easily that would enrich someone’s life, and that they would gladly pay for?
- How valuable would it be for others to have the solution that you can offer?
4. Discover your ideal profession:
- How can you combine the things you love, with what you are naturally good at, with what you can be paid for and which the world needs?
- Are you currently doing what feels authentic, feels like the real you, excites and energizes you?
Does what you do currently leave you feeling excited to get up each morning?
So, how did you go? What does living a life of purpose mean to you? What are the consequences of not doing that for you?
I hope this exercise has brought you closer to identifying your life’s purpose, or at least that it has helped you to identify any gaps that you can address.
Awareness of your present reality is the first step. From this you can better envision what life could be like. What do you want it to be like? Where are the gaps? Set yourself some goals and identify the first baby steps, and then the next, and next, to get to your ideal situation.
After a corporate career in finance, management and leadership roles, I have realised that the most satisfying achievements for me have been in the difference I could make through recognising and developing people’s potential and building more harmonious and collaborative, strengths-based teams, businesses and cultures. I have decided to fully embrace my life’s purpose, and to use my strengths and passions to help others to see what is possible so that they can achieve more fulfilling and rewarding lives.
Through coaching and as a Certified MBTI Practitioner, I help people to discover and value the best of “what is”, by identifying their innate personality preferences, strengths, likes and dislikes and what energises them. As a follower of positive psychology, I love to work with people to shift their reality from what’s wrong to what’s strong so that they see possibilities, dream bigger and set their own course towards a life of thriving rather than one of just existing.
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