Finding Your Purpose

Finding Your Purpose: Questions to Ask Yourself

Do you know how to find your purpose? If you posed that question to several people, the majority would likely answer no. It’s because there is a world of possibilities. People are afraid to try something new out of fear of the unknown. They often don’t know how to look for what they should be doing.

You need first to ask if what you are doing now is satisfying. Put aside the bills and your paycheck for a moment. Do you get a charge out of getting up every morning to go to work? How do you feel on Sunday evenings, assuming you start up work on Mondays? Do you dread getting up in the morning on Monday, or does it excite you?

Another problem is that you may feel stuck doing something you don’t believe in. Suppose you work for a company that isn’t doing right by the community. It may be legal, but you don’t feel it’s ethical. It pays well, and that is why you stick with it. You even like many of the people who work there. However, the company sells something that makes your stomach turn. An example of this could be working for a tobacco company. You need to ask yourself if you can continue working in an environment that doesn’t fit well with you.

You will also need to ask yourself what it will take to make changes to get out of your current situation and into something you enjoy. It may require returning to school or, at least, training online. Luckily, several options are available, many of which are cheap or free.

If you find the path well laid out, ask yourself if you are willing to put in the time and make an effort. If not, you haven’t found your purpose. You either need to continue what you are doing or find another path. Keep doing this until you are willing to put forth the effort.

You should explore your current situation and determine if you can change your routine. For instance, ask your company if there are other opportunities within the organization that you can explore. If there are, they may ask you to serve two roles (your old position and your new one) while transitioning. Working like this could require putting in overtime, etc. But it gives you some options to explore your purpose.

Until the next time, stay safe, and keep the faith.

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