Whether you are making a change in careers, or you’ve just ignored your dreams for years.
Some of Us Know Our Purpose From an Early Age
If you’re lucky, you knew from an early age what you loved to do, and what your purpose is. My sweet little neighbor that lived by me when I was pregnant, used to love to run over and rub my belly. She was only four, but she could not wait for that baby to come. She and her mom were some of the first visitors after I brought my daughter home. She lovingly and carefully held my newborn while we sat next to her on the couch. That little girl that always loved babies grew up to be a labor and delivery nurse, who is pregnant with her third child.
Some of us happen upon our purpose after finding a hobby we love. Some of us have our life purpose forced upon us after going through a difficult experience. Still others of us flounder about with seemingly no purpose at all. However, all of us have a purpose, that is just waiting for us. The Divine sends us clues if we are willing to listen.
5 Ways To Figure Out What Your Life Purpose Is
Perhaps you are one of those people that haven’t found your life purpose yet. Or, maybe you have been working in a job that you love, but it’s no longer fulfilling. These tips will help you get a better idea of what you really want to do with the rest of your life.
- Think about what you loved to do as a child of about 10 years old. When you were younger, you could dream of being anything you wanted. Hopefully you didn’t have adults to chime in and tell you that wasn’t possible. As we get older, we have pressure from parents and society that tell us what we “should” do. Usually, it’s something that will help you earn a secure living, with a salary and a retirement plan. My oldest son dreamed of being a pilot, but a relative convinced him that he wouldn’t make very much money. He got a degree in Industrial Distribution, and a very respectable job. Thankfully, he is also taking flying lessons, and exploring other entrepreneurial jobs that he would love to do. (I’m all about happiness and living your purpose.)
- What could you do all day without complaining or getting tired? I can write and create…