Well if youâ€™re a nihilistic person who doesnâ€™t believe you have a purpose and that your life has no meaningful purpose. Well this post maybe doesnâ€™t matter to you. One thing I have learnt in life is that not believing that you have a purpose wonâ€™t prevent you from discovering it, the only thing will it be too late then.
Here is a post I read recently by Steve Pavlina, one of the best personal development bloggers, on how to discover your purpose in life.
While there are many ways to do this, some of them fairly involved, here is one of the simplest that anyone can do. The more open you are to this process, and the more you expect it to work, the faster it will work for you. But not being open to it or having doubts about it or thinking itâ€™s an entirely idiotic and meaningless waste of time wonâ€™t prevent it from working as long as you stick with it â€” again, it will just take longer to converge.
Hereâ€™s what to do:
1. Take out a blank sheet of paper or open up a word processor where you can type (I prefer the latter because itâ€™s faster).
2. Write at the top, â€œWhat is my true purpose in life?â€
3. Write an answer (any answer) that pops into your head. It doesnâ€™t have to be a complete sentence. A short phrase is fine.
4. Repeat step 3 until you write the answer that makes you cry. This is your purpose.
Thatâ€™s it. It doesnâ€™t matter if youâ€™re a counselor or an engineer or a bodybuilder. To some people this exercise will make perfect sense. To others it will seem utterly stupid. Usually it takes 15-20 minutes to clear your head of all the clutter and the social conditioning about what you think your purpose in life is. The false answers will come from your mind and your memories. But when the true answer finally arrives, it will feel like itâ€™s coming to you from a different source entirely.
When I did the exercise, it took me about 30 minutes, and I reached my final answer at step 53. Here is my final answer: to live consciously and courageously, and to enjoy everyday life.
When you find your own unique answer why youâ€™re here, you will feel a deep sense of comfort inside you. The words will seem to fill you with this special energy and you will feel that same energy whenever you read them.
Going through this whole processing on How To Discover Your Life Purpose, is just the easy part. The hard is keeping the energy in you on a daily basis and working on yourself until you reach the point you become that purpose