Do you believe that we all have a higher purpose?
Do you know your Life Purpose?
Is your business and life aligned with it?
Purpose, I feel, is a pretty big conversation. A lot of my clients bring it up with me because for many people it’s really important to have a strong sense of purpose AND to know their Life Purpose.
Lets talk about the difference between Purpose and Life Purpose and how you can discover it for yourself.
The difference between Purpose and Life Purpose
For some people, Purpose is a sense or a feeling. For others, it’s like a life path. It’s Life Purpose.
I actually think that Purpose is something very personal, so I want to distinguish between Purpose as a sense and Life Purpose, because I think these are the same thing, but a little different. I feel Purpose is the intersection of values and strengths, so this is what I call the sense of Purpose.
Now whilst a sense of Purpose is definitely a strong indicator of Life Purpose, they might not necessarily be the same thing. They might be, but they may not be. I believe that Life Purpose is not something that another person can tell you. It’s something that another person can give you an indication to, like I’ve had many people come to me and say, “Can you tell me my Life Purpose?” Or, I’ve had people come to me and say, “Hey, I went and saw this dude who actually has told me what my Life Purpose is.”
Something about that that doesn’t feel right. It’s like you kind of have to discover it for yourself. That’s what makes it so purposeful is the process of discovering it for your Self. If we’re talking about something big like Life Purpose, then you need to be moving forward on that with certainty, conviction and volition. You don’t want to be dancing around your Life Purpose.
It’s really for you to discover
I believe that we’re all here for a very good reason. I believe that we all have a unique gift to share and we may develop and utilise that gift in our lifetime, or we may not.
It’s not essential. It’s a choice.
You don’t have to do it and there’s nothing wrong with you if you don’t.
For me, it was and is essential to understand Life Purpose for myself and I discovered mine some years back, but I did it through searching deep in meditation. In fact, I asked the question in meditation for about ninety days straight. Then one day, it just popped, and when it came through, because of the kind of guy I was at that time, I then asked for maybe another ninety days straight and got the same answer.
Which is kind of funny, and in the end, I got like a big booming voice that said, “Just trust.” I was like, “Okay, cool,” and I left it at that and followed my Life Purpose, and it’s guided me beautifully.
In fact, it’s made my journey so compelling and so useful and what made it so real and practical for me, is that it came from within. Like the process of connecting with it in itself was a necessary revelation for me. There was something re-birthing in it for me.
I’m now starting to learn also that you can actually achieve your Life Purpose in your lifetime, and then perhaps move onto another one.
Don’t get attached to the big “Why?”.
But if it’s important for you, then yes, search for it.
So Purpose is often explained as our big “Why”, and like it’s the reason why we do something, and I definitely concur with that, and I also think that when we discuss purpose in terms of it simply being the big “Why”, that feels a little bit like we’re more talking about Intention.
Purpose, Intention and the big “Why”
Intention and Purpose seem a little same-same but different, but they’re not the same. Sorry, they’re quite different.
Intention is why you’re here, so it’s what brought you here to this point.
Purpose is more where you’re heading. Like if I said to you, “Why did you do this coaching program?” You’re likely to discuss what brought you to here, and what’s been going on, and you might talk about the problem and all that kind of stuff. But if I ask you, “For what purpose are you doing this coaching program?” You immediately shift to an outcome-oriented conversation.
So maybe, just maybe, why people get so confused about Purpose and a Life Purpose is because that everybody might be looking for their big “Why”, when really, they should be looking for their “What for?” Perhaps even their, “Where am I going?”
If you sit in meditation, just like a kid that just asks, “Why, but why, but why?” Over and over and over. It only gets you so far. “For what Purpose?” is different. It takes you to the next step.
If you’re really keen on discovering your Life Purpose, what I always say is If you’re a spiritual person, it’s either between you and the universe or it’s between you and God. And if you’re not a spiritual person then I say that it’s between you and that deepest part of you, where you’re deepest potential and need and most compelling inspiration comes from.
That’s what you need to connect with, and when you do, you’ll know it.
It won’t be a doubt.
It’ll just be like, “Bam. Got it.”
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