This week I have been so incredibly inspired by the amazing women speaking at the Empowered Women Summit, and it got me thinking about my mission and my “why” in business and in life. It is so important to discover your true purpose and let that be what drives you every day towards living a fulfilled life and making an impact on as many individuals as possible.
“The effect you have on others is the most valuable currency there is.” – Jim Carrey [click to tweet]
So What Does It Mean to Live a Life of Purpose?
When you are truly living a life of purpose, you are doing what you love, and loving what you do. This gives you the irreplaceable feeling of having such a fulfilled life, with meaning and intention to make a difference in the world. So how can we really know when we have found our purpose in life?
Your purpose is really defined by 4 main things:
This outlines exactly what it is you are setting out to do, what you are passionate about, and how you define your mission in this life. And where these four criteria align with what you love, what the world needs, what you’re great at, and what you get paid for – that is where your purpose truly lies!
Identifying Your Purpose
Some of us know from the day we set out what exactly our purpose in life is, while others go through a longer journey of discovery. And then there are those who change their course completely along the way. Which even path you are on, know that you are one step closer to building the life you truly desire.
So if you are really struggling to understand what it is you are put on this earth to do, for this week’s challenge I want you to go through these next three steps. This will help you to find the clarity you need in order to begin your journey of discovery.
1. Be clear on your values and beliefs
Living out your purpose requires a strong conviction to the person that you are – an unwavering sense of self. Become really clear on exactly what your values and beliefs are and commit yourself to doing only the things that are aligned with your true purpose. Values keep you accountable and allow you to shape your business and your life in a way that most amplifies your capabilities to live the life you desire.
2. Identify your “why”
This is so crucial in the discovery stage of living out your purpose. Identifying your “why” and what it is that drives you creates such a clarity and such a vision that will allow you to stop at nothing to complete your mission in life. Your “why” is what gets you up in the mornings, it’s what energizes you to push past your comfort zones and achieve things you never even dreamed were possible.
3. Create Value
This is for your audience – is what you are passionate about overlapping with what your audience needs? Have you allowed yourself to be so unique in your one true purpose that it is irreplaceable in the market place? Remember that everyone has something special to offer. Each of us has a different perspective or method of approaching certain situations, which is where your true value comes in. Staying true to who you are allows your target clientele to connect with your brand and trust you to get the results they so desire.
“If one person can do it, with hard work and perseverance you can do it too!” – Carli van Heerden [click to tweet]
I hope that you are inspired to find your “why”, and that you are determined to uncover your true purpose in life. Once that becomes clear it is so key to pursue it, and to do everything possible to shape yourself towards becoming successful, whilst living a fulfilled life.
Now I’d love to hear from YOU!
- Did these steps help you become more clear on your purpose in life? What other methods have you used to discover your “why”?
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As always, desire to inspire!
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