How to Discover your Purpose + Design a Purpose Driven Life
Updated: Jul 24, 2021
If you stopped on this blog because you have been at a point in your life when you want to make meaningful changes so that you can live your most authentic life then welcome! you are not alone :)
Like you, I spend a lot of time thinking about ways that I can raise my consciousness and live more intentionally and I have found that truly exploring my purpose on this earth. How I make people feel, how I add to the lives of others, and how I show up in the world are important to me.
Without further ado, let's discuss what you are truly here for. Let's talk about the importance of defining your purpose so that you can live a life that is both fulfilling and aligned with your vision. The ability to articulate your purpose is the cornerstone of living a purpose-driven life.
Before we dive into discussing what purpose truly means, let's talk a bit about Passion. Passion plays a small role in how you define your purpose, however, both are not interchangeable. I often hear people say you should pursue your passion but I beg to differ, instead I believe you should pursue your purpose and do so fervently. Your Purpose is innate to who you are while your passions may change from time to time. Strictly focusing on passion can be limiting, especially because passion is based on the things you have already experienced and not necessarily what is possible. Purpose pushes you to experience more and live a more fulfilling life.
We will jump in and explore two worksheets from the Simply Purposeful Life Planner.
This planner is built around a proven system that will help you define your purpose, craft SMART Goals that are aligned with your purpose, adapt and track new habits that are more purpose focused.
Recognize your Purpose Genius Zone
Now let’s get into exploring how to define your “Purpose Genius Zone”
Your "Purpose Genius Zone" is a culmination of your Passions & Interests, Abilities & Skills, the needs that you see in the world.
Passions & Interests: these are the things that you enjoy doing and makes you happy. These things are interesting to you and and you would do it even if you weren't paid.
Abilities & Skills: these are the things that you are good at, what people as you for help with and naturally come easy to you.
Needs that you see in the world: What do you want to see change? what issues do you care about? what can you contribute to in the world?
The combination of passion, skills and the change you want to see in the world
Writing your purpose statement.
What should it entail? Your purpose statement essential is in one sentence “elevator pitch”, a guide, and GPS to your life’s goals. In my course Purpose Clarity is an in-depth course, I walk you through exactly how to discover your purpose, name your purpose and give yourself the clarity and permission to move forward with developing and accomplish goals that are Purpose-driven and aligned with your vision.
Here is an example of a Purpose-driven Statement:
I am a Clarity Strategist, and my purpose is to bring joy and clarity to the lives of women across the world through my teaching so they can live their most authentic lives.
Now it's time to write your own….
Align your Life with Your purpose:
The Wheel Of Purpose
Now let's discuss how your purpose statement can help examine how aligned your life is to your purpose. That's where the Wheel of purpose comes into the picture.
The Wheel of Purpose encourages you to align your life with your purpose.
This simple tool allows you to take an honest look at the categories of your life that matter most to you and examine if you are fully aligned with your vision and with your purpose.
If you want to truly dive into finding your purpose in life, naming your purpose, and gaining the clarity to feel motivated. The Purpose Clarity Course is designed to help you remove those roadblocks that have been holding you back so that you can finally stop quitting and achieve your goal. The Simply Purposeful Planner is helpful as you track and build accountability and form new habits.
SIMPLY PURPOSEFUL PLANNER
This planner is a comprehensive system for discovering your purpose, aligning your life with your purpose, forming new habits, and taking actions that are fully aligned with your life's vision.
Take the first step by downloading the Simply Purposeful Planner
The reason so many people stop short of ever accomplishing their goals is that they’re fearful and not clear on what path to take to get there. Change can be annoying and scary. Fear of not accomplishing your vision for your life can be the worst.
So what are SMART things to do? A simple step you can take today is to dive into discovering your purpose. You need to take small manageable yet intentional steps to work towards your purpose-driven goal.
Now it's your turn!
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