Have you ever had a time in your life where you asked yourself what your purpose in life might be? Have you ever felt like you weren’t where you needed to be emotionally or mentally, and felt the need to despair? We all have. I know there were many times where I felt unfulfilled and felt like I didn’t know what my calling or life goal was supposed to be. I mean I had goals, but I didn’t know if they were for my greater purpose or good. Maybe you’ve been fired or you are stuck in a dead-end job. Maybe your love life is stagnant. Maybe you just feel like you are going through your days doing the same things and feeling endless monotony. It doesn’t take striking it rich to make a difference in your life. There is a reason for the saying, “The best things in life are free.” Here are a few tips for getting on track to finding your purpose. Take it from someone who has been there.
1) Find your spirit: Spirituality is good for the soul. Whether you ascribe to Christianity, Buddhism, or Islam, spirituality can be good for finding your greater purpose. Maybe you are not sure what to believe in, but you want to believe in something. Faith is good for the soul in the sense that it teaches you optimism. Optimism is key when you’re going through hard times in life, and so is faith. Whether you meditate or just pray on hands and knees, feeling at one with a greater being can bring clarity.
2) Helping others: It’s easy to feel like you can’t really make a difference in the world when you don’t try. When you volunteer your time to help others, you will feel like you are making a contribution that can’t be minimized or taken away. Whatever you choose, helping others via mentoring or volunteering is a great way to feel like you have a purpose. —— By: Seattle Slim