Do you know your purpose in life?
There are a few completely different trains of thought on this subject.
Some people say your purpose in life is what you make it.
Others say it is what you enjoy doing the most. What brings you the most joy.
Others say God give you your purpose.
Others say your purpose can change in life, and does change, and changes often.
I think it is all of them.
Some errors that keep people from “knowing” their purpose:
Your purpose does not have to be some life changing, altruistic, huge thing. Thinking it has to be “big” can have you overlook what it really is.
Mother Theresa had s simple purpose. It wasn’t altruistic, or huge, or big. Simply offering service to the poor.
Your purpose can be as simple as, raise a wonderful happy family.
Because then the kids you raise in that family might go on to change the world. You never know.
Your purpose might be simply to enjoy life and have fun. And because your laughter and fun, someone else you come in contact with gets over their depression and changes the world.
Your purpose might be to review movies all day long. And because of your reviews, someone doesn’t go see a “bad move” and instead has a million dollar idea that changes their life forever.
There are no purposes in life that are better than others. There is only your purpose in life for now. Knowing it might change.
And it might be a big purpose.
So how do you figure out what your purpose is in life now?
By asking the question and stopping to think.
See, in life we often are told by society that if we don’t know the answer, we cannot know the answer unless some one tells us.
This is not true. See my insight of the week here that talks about this.
So go within, calm your mind, and you can find the answers from within.
Because no one on the outside of you knows your purpose.
No book can tell you what you “should” be doing.
Only you. Only from within.