If I asked you what your life purpose is, would you have an answer? This is one of the most important things to figure out in life, and the sooner the better. Only when we know our purpose we can live our life in a way that makes the best use of our energy.
More and more, people today don’t know what their mission on earth is. When we do not know where we are going, we become disoriented. Often, this means wasting our valuable time, energy, and creative potential on something which is not meant for us.
The good news is that each of us has an inner compass, an inner knowledge of the right direction. It’s our ability to connect to our compass when we come to life crossroads which makes all the difference in our lives.
There were times when I followed my inner compass successfully, and times when I followed it a bit less successfully and ended up taking a few detours. As a child, I had a very clear vision that I wanted to be a teacher. Life became hectic in my 20’s and early 30’s and I completely forgot about this mission. I even wasn’t asking myself about my purpose.
It was only when I started facing health and relationship challenges that I stopped and gave myself time to think for the first time in my adult life:
“What is my purpose?”, “Where am I going?” and “Who is going there with me?”
Connecting to my inner compass was about my willingness to do it but also about reaching out to other people to help me hear my inner voice.
Today, I am living my childhood dream of being a teacher. I teach people how to be happy. I answered my calling. I know that I am on purpose, because of the joy I feel. My work is so fulfilling that I would be willing to do it even if I wasn’t paid for it.
The choice of our life partner – the ‘who joins us on our journey’ question – is the second most important decision. If we get it right, our personal power is enhanced many times. If we don’t, we are in trouble. I said ‘good-bye’ several times in my life and as painful as it was, it allowed me to find my current life partner who is fully supportive of my career choices and shares my life philosophy.
Life is too short to be living someone else’s ideas or making compromises.
For your own good and for the good of everyone else, give yourself the gift of living your purpose.
You will never regret it.