What is your purpose? Who are you? What do you want to be when you grow up? I still ask myself that last question at times.
Your purpose evolves over time. It depends on your age. It depends on your job. It depends on your family. It depends on your faith. It depends on your goals and what makes you happy.
Some purposes are a given. For example, I know without a doubt, I was put on this earth to be a mom. I think I’m pretty darn good at it. I work hard at it. I have great kids who are kind and funny and loving and accepting. And they love their mama so I must be doing something right.
Other purposes you just figure out as you live. If you are trying to figure out your purpose, here are a few things you should think about:
- What are my goals?
- What makes me happy?
- What is important to me?
- What do I love doing?
- What are my strengths?
- What do I want to be remembered for?
- What am I passionate about?
I read once finding your purpose starts with you. If you don’t know your purpose, might I suggest you grab a notebook and start writing. Answer the questions above. Read. Research. Try new things. Listen to your heart. Talk to your friends and get their input.
Once you figure it out, be the best at it. Every good thing requires work. If you can’t figure out your purpose right away, it’s ok. Eleanor Roosevelt said, “The purpose of life is to live it.” For the time being, I challenge you to live with purpose. Be intentional. Make the best of each day. Living with purpose may just help you find your purpose after all.
XOXO, Jane Anne