I define purpose as the vision for where you want your life to lead you. It is your intention, aligning with your purpose sets the direction for your actions to follow. Your purpose is the map that you read to navigate your life in a way that brings you the most fulfillment. It is the north star, and it connects you to your sense of wholeness.
Why you want to identify your purpose
It is so much easier to end up where you want to go, by knowing the route to get there. People who know their purpose and line up their choices to lead them there are confident and self-assured. These individuals are so connected to their inner compass that they rarely get caught up in comparison, or the need for external validation. Knowing your purpose helps you internalize your motivation and reward system which will keep you on track to live a life centered around your goals and priorities.
Identify your passions
Passions are purpose-driven action. Passions feel good in your life, they light you up with inspiration and lead you closer to your purpose. The best part is you don't have to know your purpose to experience your passions.
Think about your life right now, how do you want to feel in it?
Fulfilled? Happy? Peaceful? Passionate? Inspired?
Brainstorm these feelings in your journal.
When were times in your life that you felt this way?
What were you doing? Why did it feel so good?
Develop a list of feelings that you want to feel in your life as well as a list of activities or actions that bring you these feelings.
Passions lead you to your purpose.