The way of finding your true purpose in life is refusing to live a life that’s about getting approval from other people.
You have to explore your interests and passions, and when you discover what you are meant to be, listen to your voice only.
That voice that lives inside of you. The voice that will tell you to keep trying, keep moving, believe in yourself, and to stay true to your purpose.
Unfortunately, not many people have found their true purpose in life. They are either living a life that they are told they are supposed to live. Or they have accepted the idea that finding their true purpose takes years. Which may not always be the case.
Here are the top 5 things that stop you from finding your true purpose:
You don’t know where to begin.
One thing stopping you from living your purpose is that you have no idea where to begin. The only way of discovering your “calling” is by knowing where to begin searching.
The best place to start is inside you.
What are you passionate about?
Is there something that excites you?
Can you do something exceptionally well? Something that has people coming to you for assistance or advice? That could be your true purpose.
You rely on other people to dictate what your life purpose is.
You are failing to realize your calling because you have become used to people telling you how you should live. And what you should be doing. Sometimes your closest friends mean well, but it doesn’t mean they’re right. They might have a picture of who and what they want you to become. But that doesn’t mean that’s what you want.
You are occupied in comparing your life to that of others.
Comparing your life, abilities, or achievements to other people can stop you from knowing your destiny. You spend most of your time focusing on “If only I was that smart” or “I wish I could do that”. You fail to appreciate what you are already great at. If you are truly set on finding the true purpose you have to stop comparing yourself to other people. Get rid of negative thoughts and replace them with “I was born to have an impact and I will find out what that is.”
You already have a “picture” of what your purpose is.
We all have an “idea” of what we are meant to do or what work we want to do, especially when we’re younger. You may be impressed at someone and think “I could do that” or “I was born for that”. And more often than not, what we imagined in our younger years often turns out to be the wrong picture.
You are not seeking guidance from the right people.
Doing things on your own is one way to go. Seeking guidance from the right people won’t hurt. It will speed things up for you. And help you to find out what your calling is in life. It will give you lots of time to look for ways of staying true to your purpose and working on becoming who you are meant to be.
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