Hey sis! If you have yet to find your true life's purpose, don't worry, you're not alone. It doesn't mean that you've failed and it's over or too late for you; it merely says that you've been busy taking care of other important things in your life. Just like cultivating your inner creative, finding your true purpose in life is going to take some time and reflection. So I thought I'd share six easy steps that you can start to take today to help you find your true light...your life's purpose.
1. Pay Attention to What Interests You
Do you enjoy talking to people, giving them ideas and solutions to challenging situations? Do you find yourself using your hands to craft or create things? Whatever it is, you find yourself drawn to it, which means that you have a natural interest in that
activity. Don't ignore that, take some time to dig a little deeper and explore what it is.
2. Look into the Past
Take a look at what you enjoyed and lit you up when you were younger. Think about what you did to have fun or entertain yourself when you where younger. Go back to that place and try to remember what made you curious and what you imagined doing in the future. Try to remember as much as you can. Write them down and see what still holds your attention.
3. Try not to Worry Too Much About the Future
There are a lot of misconceptions about what purpose is or is not. Worrying that you'll never find your place or that you are getting older and it's too late for you to find your purpose, that the "ship has sailed" and you've "missed it" is not correct. Instead, you focus on the present. As long as you wake up every morning and you have breath in your lungs, it's not too late. Focus on what you are currently doing and explore what you like. If you pressure yourself too much, you'll end up feeling overwhelmed, frustrated and depressed.
4. Try New Things
If you can't recall what you liked to do when you were younger or maybe you don't even know what you like to do now, because you've been too busy with life and everything it brings, to stop and ask yourself "what it is that I like to do?" or "what do I feel I was meant to do in this life?" You will not know what you like unless you try some things out. If you think something is interesting, give it a shot. If it doesn't work out, you'll know it is not for you. Continue to try new things until something sticks. But you'll never know, unless you try.
5. Don't Follow Others Dreams & Expectations of You
While your parents might have wanted you to follow in their footsteps, or they might've had a certain profession they thought would be best for you to go into for whatever their reasons were, if that does not resonate or interest you, then you need to find what you want to do. It's your life and you must live it, not so much for anyone else but for you and what you were meant to do and be. While the pressure to follow the dreams that others have for you might be weighing heavily on your mind, if you don't find what it is you're meant to do and why, you will only end up with regret, disappointment, resentment and miserable.
6. Be Patient with Yourself
Your perfect calling might not reveal itself to you by hitting you on the head. It might take some time and a fair amount of trial and error before you find what fits for you. This also applies to you if you do know your purpose but you're not operating in it yet, it's okay, be patient with yourself as well. Take little steps day by day to find what it is you need to walk in it.
By spending the time on yourself and finding out what your gifts and or talents are. What it is that flows so effortlessly from you, that makes you light up and shine, you'll gain the vision that will move that purpose into action.