Why is it so hard to find our life purpose? There certainly is no short supply of problems in this world that need solving. There is no limit on the number of people whom we could help, or inspire, or support. There is no cap on the number of passions we could pursue. Yet, our life purpose often feels just out of view. There are many reasons why you may not know your life purpose. Sometimes it's because the world's problems seem too big. Or we seem too small. Or maybe we are just exhausted from life and don't know where we'll find the energy to fight for what really matters to us.
But if you want to change all that and find your life purpose, here are the steps to follow.
Step 1: Find out what drives you
So one way to find your purpose is to ask yourself: What pain or injustice or unhappiness have you witnessed that you just can't live with? Is there anything that touches you so deeply that it drives you? Often, a powerful purpose can come from powerful pain.
Step 2: Find out what energizes you
I learned that you can burn out your life purpose if you pursue it in the wrong ways — ways that deplete rather than energize you. It is not enough to know the problem you want to solve, you have to think carefully about the way that you want to solve it.
Step 3: Find out what you are willing to sacrifice for.
Without burning yourself out, find something that you are willing to sacrifice a lot for, you know that you've found your purpose.
Step 4: Find out who you want to help.
There are many ways to chip away at the same problem, and it's up to you to find out who you want to help. By figuring out the specific person or people you want to help, you can more easily find your purpose.
Step 5: Find out how you want to help.
Ask yourself: What do you love to do? And how do you apply this passion to your purpose? To find your purpose, you need to figure out how you can best use your passions and skills to achieve your unique goals and solve your unique problems.
Taking the steps to find your life purpose is a life-long journey. It's okay to take it one step at a time. It's normal to pause and reevaluate regularly. And it's okay to feel overwhelmed. Nothing worth doing is easy, and this will not always be easy.
You will encounter frustrations and challenges along the way. Some days, you'll throw your hands up in the air in defeat. But then you'll receive a testimony from someone have inspired and/or remember Step 1. You're driven to solve this problem, and for some reason, you won't let yourself give up.
Click the link below and learn how I found my Roc-A-Natural purpose and hopefully it will inspire you to find your journey towards greater happiness.
I want to personally thank the SI Black Heritage, Congress Member Max Rose, Senator Andrew Lanza, District Attorney Michael McMahon, Council Member Debi Rose and Assemblyman Charles Fall for their recognition of my dedicated service at the 2nd Annual Red, Black and Green Ball on Friday, March 22, 2019!