Hey Everyone! For today’s topic, I want to talk with you about finding your purpose. Many people including myself have spent hours and hours and hours trying to answer the question “What do I do with my life?”
Once you’ve met your basic needs (food, shelter, water, clothing), you will inevitably ask yourself, “What is my purpose?” Even if you believe life is meaningless and your only purpose is to live and die. By the nature of life itself, you will still have served the purpose of being part of the food chain.
I have to imagine that if you’re reading a blog about purpose, that you believe life is meaningful and that everyone does have a part to play.
The answer is much less complex than it may seem. Everyone’s purpose is to have a positive impact on the world. If you approach every situation in your life with the intent of making a positive impact, you will have succeeded in answering your calling.
Why is making a positive impact everyone’s calling? What else could it be? If that weren’t the answer, why would you have a moral compass? How is it that you can feel right and wrong? Why do you feel guilt when you do something wrong? It’s because people are generally good and are meant to do good. Of course there are those who violate this truth, but even the worst individuals generally change for the better as they age and mature. The same can be said for the rich. They realize that having money doesn’t make them happy and that only by helping others do they truly feel a sense of self-worth.
Once you believe the question is no longer what do I do? but how do I do it? We can pursue the true answer by asking ourselves several others:
- What am I good at?
- What do I enjoy?
- Is there a way I can use (what I’m good at) or (what I enjoy) to positively impact others
You can choose to do anything you want to do. It doesn’t matter if you are a teacher, a preacher, a programmer, or an athlete. If you live everyday trying to improve the world and make an effort to be a positive influence, you will have succeeded.