Today’s question was submitted by a website designer in Randolph, New Jersey and answered by: Ginny Kravitz, Deputy Editor.
Question: What if I don’t have a “thing”? What happens if I’m not able to identify my purpose?
The desire to find “your thing” and fulfill your purpose in life can start off well-intended but when too much pressure is added to the mix, you can wind up frustrated. It’s true that being able to articulate your purpose, the essence of who you are, – what we call Life Blueprint® in the Now What? Program – brings joy and is an extraordinarily helpful lens from which to view your life and make decisions. It’s also true that your purpose finds you. And that’s great news. Just by living your life with a heightened awareness of what you’re passionate about and what brings you joy, your purpose will find you.
Is taking a focused approach to discovering your purpose even worth it? Well yes, here at Now What we think so. What’s important though, is to enter into that process giving yourself room for discovery vs. trying to force an answer. Ironically, this will help you find it more easily. So on your search for PURPOSE with a capital P, simply notice what brings meaning and purpose on a smaller scale, every day. This raising of your awareness will influence what you see, the decisions you make, and the opportunities that come your way.
Everyone who walks this planet –including you– has unique talents and qualities that the world needs.