Sunday, 9 March 2014

17 Questions to Help You in Discovering Your Life’s Purpose

If you want to experience inner peace and ultimate fulfillment in life, it's critical that you discover your purpose. Without a purpose as the compass to guide you, your goals and action plans may not ultimately fulfill you.

Identifying, acknowledging, and honoring this purpose is perhaps the most important action successful people take. For some of us, our purpose and passions are obvious and clear. For other people, though, it's not as easy to identify.

I believe that everyone has a purpose inside of them, and our job is to discover and fulfill that purpose. In my own life, I've met a lot of people who don't know their purpose. You know what? They don't know because they think it has to be some big thing so they are not keyed in.

The following are a list of questions that can assist you in finding your purpose. They are meant as a guide to help you get into a frame of mind that will be conducive to defining your personal mission.

1. What makes you smile? (Activities, people, events, hobbies, projects, etc.)
2. What are your favorite things to do in the past? What about now?
3. What activities make you lose track of time?
4. What makes you feel great about yourself?
5. Who inspires you most? (Anyone you know or do not know. Family, friends, authors, artists, leaders, etc.) Which qualities inspire you, in each person?
6. What are you naturally good at? (Skills, abilities, gifts etc.)
7. What do people typically ask you for help in?
8. If you had to teach something, what would you teach?
9. What would you regret not fully doing, being or having in your life?
10. You are now 90 years old, sitting on a rocking chair outside your porch; you can feel the spring breeze gently brushing against your face. You are blissful and happy, and are pleased with the wonderful life you’ve been blessed with. Looking back at your life and all that you’ve achieved and acquired, all the relationships you’ve developed; what matters to you most? List them out.
11. What are your deepest values? and prioritize the words in order of importance to you.
12. What were some challenges, difficulties and hardships you’ve overcome or are in the process of overcoming? How did you do it?
13. What causes do you strongly believe in? Connect with?
14. If you could get a message across to a large group of people. Who would those people be? What would your message be?
15. Given your talents, passions and values. How could you use these resources to serve, to help, to contribute? ( to people, beings, causes, organization, environment, planet, etc.)
16. What’s God’s plan for your life?
17. What would you do if you knew you were going to die in 3 months' time.What would be the last thing that you would do?
18. What would you do if money and fear were not a factor?

Remember, you were born in this world for a reason; and your real job is to figure out "Why am I here?" and fulfill that purpose.  

What questions can you add to the above list. Please share in the comments' section below. 


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Romeo is a UK based Digital Marketing & Sales Specialist with Digital Marketing Endevours Ltd and has been working in the sales and marketing industry for nearly 4 years. If you like this post, you can follow him on Twitter to receive instant updates.


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