You might feel that holding down a job, getting ahead, and taking care of your family is enough, without worrying about knowing your life’s purpose. Hold on though – taking the time to work out your authentic calling in life is not a luxury or escapism, it is important for helping you live a more authentic, meaningful, and successful life.
Think about it. What do you want? Chances are you don’t want to be doing the same thing, facing the same issues, in twenty years’ time that you’re facing now, right? Humans are hard-wired to find purpose in what they’re doing. They look for fulfillment in their lives. And finding your life purpose can help you define and achieve your life goals. Here are some good reasons to do the internal and external life-defining work and find your calling.
Reason #1: You will unlock your personal potential
I suspect you want to be the best possible you that you can be. How will you know who that person is and what they’re truly capable of unless you know your life purpose and work to achieve it?
Discovering and aligning with your calling means that you identify and build on your talents. What is your passion? What do you love doing? Chances are you’re already good at it. Why not focus on amplifying your natural gifts and turn them into your greatest strengths?
Reason #2: You will create more opportunities
By working out your life purpose, you’ll open yourself up to more opportunities than you might have imagined. When you begin living intentionally, you’ll find that your whole mindset changes. When you know your life purpose, you’ll see the right direction to take, and you allow synchronicity to work its magic.
If you doubt this, think back to times in your life where things just seemed to “fall into place” or you were in the right place at the right time. Practice saying yes to the things that feel good and see where that energy takes you. Start noticing when those little serendipities occur and you’ll be better prepared to take advantage of them.
Reason #3: You will have a bigger, more lasting impact on the world
You’ve probably heard the phrase “be the change you want to see in the world.” That starts with deciding to find and align with your life’s purpose. Choose to do what matters to you, what makes you feel good, and you will change things for the better. You’ll show yourself and others that living into one’s authentic purpose CAN be done, and set an example for others to follow. Those others don’t have to be crowds of strangers – though they might be! You can teach your children, family members, and friends that it’s better to live according to your passion and your purpose and encourage them to do the same.
In living a life aligned with your values and purpose, you can’t help but have a positive impact on the world. It can start with your family, your friends, and your neighborhood, and expand to your city, your state, and beyond. In living your purpose you will be an inspiration to others, you will have started a chain of positive impacts!