The most important question, maybe the only one we really need to answer is “what am I going to do with my life”. Dostoevsky used to say: the secret of human existence lies not only in living, but in knowing what to live for. Unfortunately finding our life purpose is not easy, but it is a quest we should never abandon. After all searching for the meaning of life is part of the meaning itself.
Here you have some of the questions that I use with my “Who do you think you are?” clients to help them with this:
(If you don’t understand Spanish you can read them below)
-What would you do if you had all the time and money in the world? When you ask yourself this question you discover that lack of time or money (our most common excuse) is not really the problem. Fear and insecurity are more likely to be the real stoppers and the things you need to focus on to find your mission.
-What makes you mad? What annoys you? Behind those feelings there may be a desire to take action and improve those things.
-What kind of changes would you like to see in the world? Kennedy said: the purpose of life is to contribute in some way to making things better. What is that thing that could be different and better because of you?
What topic makes your heart beat faster, which argument fills you with enthusiasm?
What’s that thing that never leaves your mind? What’s always there, like a noise in the background?
What are you doing when you forget to eat or to even go to the bathroom?
What did you want to do before the world told you what you should do? What were your childhood dreams? Go back to those early wishes. Your purpose will probably be hidden there.
Which of these questions makes you think the most? Is finding your mission something you are struggling with at the moment? If so drop me an email, I’d love to help you find your way.