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How to Find Your Purpose in Life

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Finding your purpose in life starts with small steps in the right direction.

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It’s a big question: What is my purpose in life?

We want to find the one big thing that will make us feel like everything has fallen into place. We want to feel like we’re exactly where we’re supposed to be. Doing exactly what we’re supposed to be doing.

So we sit and we think it all over, waiting for our path to appear.

But that’s not how life works for most people.

Strategies for Finding Purpose in Life

First of all, let’s make one thing clear. Most people don’t have one grand purpose. We are all changing and evolving and—hopefully—adapting as life changes. With that in mind, here are a few questions to ask yourself:

  • What did I enjoy doing as a child?
  • What would I choose to do with my time if I had a day off?
  • What do I find myself talking about in my conversations with others?
  • What’s on my bucket list?
  • If money were no object, how would I spend my time?
  • What activities make me lose track of time?
  • What do people come to me asking for help with?

None of these questions are likely to lead to an epiphany, but they might plant a seed that, with lots of hard work, will begin to grow.

Take Action Today

The only sure way to fail is to do nothing. You may have woken up today not knowing what the big picture in life will look like for you. Guess what? You’re not alone.

How about doing what you think is the next right thing? Make your bed. Eat a good breakfast. If you don’t like your job, begin the search for a new one. Action leads to more action.

Addiction has narrowed your world down to one thing and one thing only. Now, your task is to expand it again. But don’t expect miracles, visions or overnight success. Step by step, you’ll find your way—and your joy.

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