Last post I talked about Authentic Vocation and what it means. If you have any questions, just contact me at Startafreshlife below.
Today I want to move onto discussing your life purpose.
A life purpose is your calling, passion, what gets you up in the morning and an overall theme for your life and daily activities.
If your work or career is aligned to your life purpose there is the potential to reach optimum work fulfilment. Going back to Mark Twain, your vocation is your vacation.
So how do you identify your life purpose?
Over the next few days I will support you to explore this further. Of course these tools are free and they will provide some guidance on what you need to consider and do to discover your purpose. However the real value is engaging others to help with your thought process. Turn to a family member, friend, work colleague, or coach. However ensure who ever you turn to is able to be honest with you and you are able to receive that feedback.
So let’s get started by using a process developed by Marcia Bench who is an expert in career coaching. I will be using the concepts and tools from Marcia Bench’s approach.
I have found Marcia’s approach to be a simple, considered and fun approach which can produce some interesting results for you to consider.
I am going to ask you to spend 15 mins to 30 mins per day over the next week to consider the questions below.
- What do you love to do, whether in your spare time or at work?
- What parts of your present job or life activities do you thoroughly enjoy?
- What do you naturally do well?
- What are your ten greatest successes to date (in your eyes)?
- Is there a cause about which you feel passionate?
- What are the ten most important lessons you have learned in your life?
- Are there some issues or perceived problems that have occurred over and over again?
- What do you daydream about doing?
- Imagine you are writing your epitaph. What things do you want to be remembered for at the end of your life?
- What would you do if you knew you could not fail?
I will continue to talk about life purpose during the week and provide thoughts on things that could block your thinking or even tips on how to dig deeper to find the answers.
You can do it in one sitting and come back to it during the week, or take a question or two per day if that works better for you. Remember you drive this process, so have some fun with this and see what you discover in a weeks time.
It is important that you give yourself permission to focus on you for 15 mins to 30 mins per day. The long term gains could be worth it.
If you have any questions or would like to follow this program, contact Startafreshlife below, I look forward to you jumping aboard. The benefit to signing up to the “free” program is I will be able to give you some feedback as we go and I will send you a link to a closed Facebook site where you can interact with others who are looking for their life purpose.