I think we have it all backwards. So often I hear people say that they’re looking for their life purpose, but really what they should be doing, is looking for the purpose in their life.
If our life purpose is not also the purpose of our life, then what’s the point? Are we to force ourselves into being something different than we are?
For example: Some people grow things; other people raise things. Some people heal things; other people just naturally give advice. Some people build things; other people measure things. Some people are so curious they can’t help but investigate; other people can’t help but write. For some peoples it’s numbers that make them inspired, for other people its words. Some folks can’t wait to get up in the morning and take pictures, other people can’t wait to get up in the morning and see their children.
Whatever it is, that is the purpose of your life and it is also your life purpose. And there’s a tendency for the purpose of your life to show up over and over and over again.
For example: The people who end up being healers and doctors and nurses, I bet they’ve always healed things; found a small broken birds and brought them home and fix them up to the best of their ability. At least I hope that’s what they did, getting a doctor who was a doctor only because their parents told him to be a doctor is not my idea of the good doctor – it’s not someone whose purpose in life is to be a healer. It’s not who they are naturally.
Maybe we wouldn’t all be rushing around trying to find our life purpose if as parents we gave children a longer rope to discover who they really are and what purpose their life holds.
It’s not too late, we can do it for ourselves. Right now, sit down, make a list of all the things that you’ve done in your life. The little things that your family makes stories about. Did you bring home the stray animals? Did you beg for that telescope? Were you the one that was compelled to take the back of the toilet apart – to your mother’s horror?
When you got older were you the one that your friends came to for advice? Were you excited about your babysitting job on Friday night? Were you the one giving fashion advice to your friends? The one fixing their cars?
The possibilities are endless, but they all stem from the same thing, the purpose in your life. If you can figure out what that is, than you will know what your life’s purpose is.
YES! It is all as simple as that.