Finding your purpose with insightful questions is easy and effective.
No Set Time Or Age
Some people know their purpose the minute they enter the world; others find out later in life. We don’t necessarily have one purpose and there is no set time in which to find it. There is no set age or time to decide what you want to do in life. People are brainwashed into believing that if they haven’t found their purpose by a certain age they’ve wasted their life. We’ve also been programmed to believe that if we’ve been very successful in a particular field for many years we cannot change our purpose but should stick to what we know. Trying to live up to the expectations of society may be burdensome. If you’re feeling lost without a purpose you may question yourself.
The Importance of Questioning yourself
Self-reliance coach Corey Wayne recommends that when finding your purpose you must ask yourself good quality questions and your brain will come up with good quality answers. He further states that the quality of your life is in direct proportion to the quality of questions that you consistently ask yourself. So if you want to know what your purpose is in life ask yourself high quality questions.
I call them insightful questions. The more questions you ask yourself the better you can understand yourself and what you are here to do.
In a Ted X talk titled “How To Know Your Life Purpose In 5 Minutes”, Adam Leipzig, one of the founders of the Los Angeles Theatre Center suggests that in finding your purpose you ask yourself: “Who you are.” “What you do.” “Who you do it for.” “What those people want and need and how they change as a result.” “What is the one thing you feel supremely qualified to teach other people.”
Never be afraid to question yourself, you might not find the answers immediately and that is okay. When you ask yourself these high quality insightful questions your brain will continue to work on them in the background and you can return to it at any time. You might find the answer tomorrow, next week or years from now. The important thing is to plant the seeds now by asking your self the questions.
Find a quiet electronic free room where undisturbed you can ponder the following questions for an hour. Write or print them on a sheet of paper. If you don’t come up with any answers it is okay because you are planting a seed. Nobody will judge you for not knowing.
Also the answers you come up with today might not be the same as 3 years hence.
Who am I?
What are my favorite things to do?
How may I serve others by doing the things I love?
What would I like to study?
What do I do?
Who do I do it for?
What do those people want and need and how do they change as a result?
What is the one thing I feel supremely qualified to teach other people?
What is my purpose in life?