WHAT IS THE PURPOSE IN YOUR LIFE
What is the purpose in your life? Why do you do the things you do? Are you alive for some higher good? Or are you created to live, procreate, make a living and then cease to exist?
Purpose is about reason, a goal if you may. Most actions are usually backed up with reason. The purpose of this website is to help you become a better version of yourself. The purpose of ingesting food is to calm the pangs of hunger but to a deeper level, provide nutrition to your body.
Why do you wake up each day? You have activities you cater to each day but are those the reason for the day? Now my function is to help you decide what your purpose for living is, I won’t be able to tell you your purpose, only you can do this.
I can however share with you what my purpose is; my purpose is what my website sets out to do i.e. help you grow in capacity through my work, because I believe you are able to grow and get better in your native talent. So I would make sure I write regularly from my experience to help someone out there in this life journey. I would also be available to physically train people in areas of personal development.
WHAT IS YOUR HIDDEN TALENT
So what are your talents or gifts? Your talent is that attribute in you that you have shown right form when you were a child! Does this sound strange? It shouldn’t be. Haven’t you heard of that award winning music artiste who when interviewed says she started singing when she was nine? Or the tennis player who joined the sports academy at age six?
I remember that I have always loved writing since I was 10. I have kept a journal hat has a collection of all poems I have written.
The fact that you possess a talent means you have a unique style of expression. Many people may sing but your style is unique to you and no one can sing the same way you do. This shows clearly the futility of envy. It is futile because your style could only be at best copied.
KNOW YOUR GIFT
Many people can write, but your style is wired into you to be different; so embrace it. So you can cook? I might not understand half of what you do, while you can spend hours on end working on your recipe, I have to endure my stay in the kitchen!
The thing about talents and discovering purpose is that at the beginning your gift may seem common place to you. Sometimes it takes someone else to point out our gifts in a way that it is quite clear that doing any other thing aside from this means missing out on the best of us.
Every inventor, creator or manufacturer creates a product with an end in mind, and this end or purpose is clearly defined and communicated. This communication is important for the benefit of everyone who comes in contact with this item. It cannot be taken for granted that the use of a product would be known simply by seeing a product.
This is why most items come with a user manual. This manual tells you how to use this product, but it also tells you sometimes how not to use this product. The manual is a blueprint that outlines how to make the best use of the product for the shelf life duration.
There are times someone comes along who disregards the manual and well at times misuses the product to detriment of the product life span and in extreme cases to the user. In such a situation the maker is not responsible for such misuse as the manual was disregarded.
WHAT IS THE REASON FOR LIFE
It follows to reason that you were created, most of us agree that we didn’t just “become”. This means you were created, yes you have grown up since then; but there was a creation that brought you to existence. We were all created and must have come for some purpose. Our task is to discover what this purpose is.
You probably have come across someone who appears to lack this direction in life, and this is more apparent in some than others. Such people are still in the process of discovery and require our understanding.
DISCOVER YOUR PURPOSE OF LIFE
How do you discover your purpose? I have outlined 5 tips on this:
- What is it you tended towards doing while you were a child?
Something that was instinctive and not influenced or forced by your parents. Some children naturally love music and have a natural flair with musical instruments, some dance, some love kicking things! Like my son; perhaps he has a carrier in soccer? I loved to write and draw while I was a child. Most children love to take things apart! But there are some who love to try to put them back together again. Engineers have been discovered this way.
- What do people compliment you about the most?
Many times they are things you do effortlessly. And you always did without any thought of profiting from it. It’s time to pay attention to this. It’s an irony that for so many people their talents differ from what they actually do at work.
- What are your hobbies?
Things you do when you are not working. The correct order of things should be working at what we love to do i.e. our talents, our hobbies. That way I believe we will live more fruitful lives.
- What activity gives you the most satisfaction?
What do you really enjoy doing? Can this activity add value to others’ lives? The way it is society gets along because I have what you don’t have and you have what I need; so we then benefit from each other and live an interdependent life with others.
- What is it that you could do all day even if you didn’t have to get paid for it?
Just imagine if your day job had to be doing what you could do without being paid? We would have better organizations and less staff turnover.
GROW YOUR OWN GIFTS
Now that you know that which constitutes your purpose, it doesn’t stop here; you have to add value to your gift, that’s where training comes in. Your gift or talent in its original form is simply material to build on. In many instances until there is training or building on your capacity, it limits what you are able to achieve. This is if you are interested in making a living doing what you love to do.