Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of other's opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.
- Steve Jobs US computer engineer & industrialist (1955 - 2011)
Looking to live a meaningful life but feeling a bit confused and lost? Make it your purpose to discover your purpose!
Our purpose is more like a compass than a path. And the compass consists of our values (the things that are most important to us).
Don’t stress-out about picking the “perfect” path! Instead, start simple and remember that our purpose is about GIVING, not getting!
Try applying this formula: Strengths + Passions + Service = Purpose!
Neuroscience research is revealing to us what common sense has been saying for a long time. Using our strengths on a daily basis will make us happier. But that alone isn’t enough. We need to exercise our strengths to do things that excite us! And when we combine our strengths with our passions, and find a way to “serve other people” in the process, we feel intrinsically motivated On Purpose!
For now, ask yourself these powerful questions:
- What are my skills/talents? (your strengths)
- What most excites me? (your passions)
- And how can I serve the world taking action with them? (your purpose!)
List as many answers as possible for each question and then “purposely” play with putting them in the formula above, and using it as a compass to navigate a compelling future.
work is to discover your work, and then, with all your heart, to give yourself