We all want happiness and a life without any complexities. But instead what we are doing is looking for happiness without any purpose and meaning. How can we expect true happiness when we have no purpose and meaning in our life? This is the thing that brings happiness. Let’s take a simple example to understand thigs things clearly. Suppose your purpose is of helping needy people by feeding them on certain days. Now the feeling that you will get by doing this, you won’t experience the same feeling in other work. We all are doing work and keeping ourselves busy. But is that what we love to do? Is that the purpose and meaning of our life? Today, we will discuss about this.
Most of us don’t know what we all are doing with our lives. While studying in school, we were asked to set an aim or purpose that we need to accomplish in life. As we grow, we all need to think about it more carefully, but what I have realized is that I have not gotten any closer to understanding the purpose of my life. But one fine day, while thinking about this, I realized that now I have, not just one, but many purposes.
Finding the Purpose
What I have realized till now is we don’t have any purpose in our life. In fact, we have to find a purpose. Do you think all those great people who have achieved great success in their lives were born for a great purpose? Well, no, it’s just a myth.
Some people prefer to stay in the same condition without thinking about bringing some changes in their lives. They have convinced themselves that the things which are happening in their life are in their fate, and they can’t do anything about it. So, their purpose in life is to stay in their limit.
You might have seen people telling the future seeing at a crystal. They will look into that shining crystal and will tell that their magical crystal is telling them that you couldn’t achieve this, you should go for that, etc. etc. Very strange. How can a rock tell you about your life or things that you should do? I think with time, rocks are getting smarter than us by equipping themselves with super magical power. Hahaha.
However, my point is no one can decide what you should do. We all are born with a choice. It’s you to decide about the things that you want to do. To find the purpose of your life, you may consider three basic questions, like:
- Who are you?
- Where do you belong?
- When do you really feel fulfilled?
It is our purpose that makes us to get up in the morning. It is the thing that influences how we behave, shapes our goals, and provides us with a direction to move ahead. For some people, their purpose is to have satisfying and meaningful work. While for others, it is their responsibility towards their family and friends. The purpose is unique for all and can change with our changing priorities and experience. Now, let’s know about a few rules to find the purpose of your life.
Ways to Understand the Life’s Purpose
Try Them Out All
Let me share my own life experience. What I have realized that to understand the purpose of your life, you will have to get up and take action. Why? Well, the more you do, the more you will be able to know what you should really need to do. Don’t think about the risks, and start taking little steps. Don’t ever doubt about your capability. Keep experimenting with new things in your life, and you will get a lot of new approaches that will bring success.
For around 5 to 6 years, I kept working for the thing that I wanted to do. I struggled a lot to get a perfect job based on my passion. One day I achieved that, and now I am a writer. So, you need to work, struggle, and face every difficulty to find the right purpose.
Hold On For A Second And Listen To Your Heart
Well, some people will say, don’t listen to your heart and always listen to what your mind is saying. But sometimes it is good to choose the things that your heart says. Our heart is like a compass that keeps navigating us in our journey. Sit alone for a while, and ask your heart what you really love? What do you want? Now, wait for a while and listen carefully. You will get an answer from your inner you. Now, all you need to craft a plan and take your steps towards that. When you work for the things that you love the most, you will get maximum satisfaction. Go on, and try to live your life by listening to your heart. You will feel more positive, peaceful, and super motivated.
Sometimes It’s Good to listen to What Others Are Saying
No, no, it’s not about listening to the words of people telling the future using a crystal. You need to listen to the words of your loved ones and who really cares about you. They can help you in discovering the true passion that you have not realized yet. Have close attention to the compliments they are giving to you. This way, you will get to know about the good things that you have and work to enhance that thing. When I was in college, my friends used to tell me that I am good at writing, and I gradually realized that and started working accordingly.
There Shouldn’t Be Just One Purpose
Sounds strange, right? But what I think is, when we just have one purpose in our life, we will gradually feel like there is nothing left in our life. We will soon become baffled. What if there are other opportunities that we are now missing out on? So, it’s good to have multiple purposes in our lives, and we should keep exploring the talents that we have inside us. Besides, there is nothing wrong with sharing the skills with others.
When you have a purpose, you will learn to live your life with great passion. When you don’t have that and still living your life, you are just like a dead person. You are just trying to survive each day and will keep doing them till the death. So, my friends, understand your passion and purpose, and you can make your life meaningful. Don’t just live, enjoy it, feel it, and take your life to a new world. You still have the time to change your life. No matter whether you are 18, 25, or 50, just get up and move out from the box. You will feel the real meaning of fullness.