This is a beautiful guest post by Melisa Marzett about finding your life purpose. Have a read to find out more :)
In the life of every of us the moment comes when we ask ourselves: What do I live for? What is the purpose of my life? Am I going the right way? And sometimes it’s very hard to answer these questions. The life purpose cannot be found elsewhere, it’s only you who can discover it in yourself. For some, it’s not an easy task, but if you don’t know for what you came into this world, you’ll get the feeling that something goes wrong. Money, prestige, beautiful things cannot replace the understanding that we live in peace with ourselves.
Nobody can discover the passion of your life for you. However, there are several main hints which can help you to do it:
- Be yourself. Don’t try to copy someone’s ideals, lifestyle or life purposes. Don’t do something to please someone. Live your own life, not someone else’s. Trying to be a copy of somebody, you’ll never succeed. Don’t be a copy; be original, develop your strengths and improve the best qualities to make yourself better.
- Do something you’re afraid of. When we have to overcome our fears, we become stronger and more prepared for different life situations. Don’t let the fears prevent you from doing what you always wanted to. You may say ‘Maybe it’s not mine’, but how can you know if you never tried it?
- Slow down the rhythm of your life. Most of the city-dwellers live in a crazy rhythm: job, training, family, networking, hobbies…How can one find his life purpose if his head is loaded with the tons of everyday problems which need solution? So, slow down for several days or even weeks. Find some time to be alone with your thoughts. Take on yoga, meditation, or simply go out for a long walk somewhere in a quiet place. When you stay in silence, there’s a chance that you’ll hear your inner voice and learn to understand yourself.
- Change your thoughts about yourself. Write down everything you think about yourself – all that comes into your mind. Then, replace the negative statements with the positive ones. At the beginning, it will look like cheating yourself, but then these statements will start working for you, and you’ll believe in your own strengths.
- Describe one day of your life in 5 years. Write as many details as possible. How do you look like, what do you do, where do you live, who are your friends? Make the story vivid and bright. And then think about what can you do today to get closer to the picture you’ve portrayed?
- Ask yourself about what would you do if you had a million dollars? Sometimes it’s the necessity to earn money that prevents us from doing something we love. It’s a big mistake. The first thing is to find the purpose, and the money will come later.
- Don’t be afraid to start new, unusual hobby. You never know where you will find yourself. So, use every opportunity that passes by.
- Ignore the restriction. Sometimes the voice in your head says that you cannot do something. Sometimes our family or friends do this instead. Never listen to these distracters. It’s only you who determines what you can do and what you cannot. And if you believe in yourself, don’t let them make any sense and do what you feel like doing!
About the author: Melisa Marzett is a passionate writer. She writes blog articles about lifestyle, health, self-improvement and business. Melisa can be contacted at research paper writing service or Google+.