How to find your life purpose

"When you stop chasing the wrong things in life, you give the right things a chance to catch you." --Unknown 

Do you ever ask yourself, "Is this all there is to life?" Or wonder about your life purpose? 

Perhaps you've attained some level of success in your business or career-- but now you want more significance.  Success and significance are important elements of living a purposeful life. But what if you you're not sure of your life purpose? The process of identifying your life purpose is a process of self discovery, but it doesn't have to be complicated.

But most people are multi-passionate and have difficulty deciding which path to take and how to get started. 

You are destined to make a positive impact on your sphere of influence (and the world). And there's no better time than now to get started doing just that!

I've come up with a series of questions to get the ball rolling and your passions flowing!

To uncover your life purpose, I want you to answer these questions:
  • What excites or inspires you?
  • What have you overcome? 
  • What is your greatest accomplishment?
  • Who do you most want to see succeed?
  • Who do you love?
  • What local/world issue brings you to tears?
  • What local/world issue makes you angry?
  • What is your greatest life or business lesson?
  • What legacy do you want to leave after your life is over?
  • What would you do if you couldn't fail and money wasn't an issue?
  • If you could teach anything, what would you teach?
Which question(s)/answer(s) resonated the most with you? 

QUICK START: #1. Considering where you are on your path, which one would you you want to start working on immediately.  #2. Think about how you can invest more time, money, energy and effort in that area. #3. Keep in mind that you can pursue your life purpose as a business (one option is 'social entrepreneurship' like TOMS Shoes) or as non-profit venture. 

**Another exercise you can do to identify, clarify and crystallize your life purpose would be to create a 7-Word Mission Statement. 

Here's how: Choose one or two verbs to start your statement (i.e. teaching, inspiring, showing , leading, guiding etc.) then tag on 5 or 6 descriptive words.

My 7-Word Mission statement (or life purpose statement) is:

Teaching health, wealth and knowledge of self.

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