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Purpose Finder Exercise

 

 

In order to become successful and happy, you must first create a purpose or mission for your life. When you have found or created your purpose, you can then concentrate on your purpose instead of your life. Many people would like to concentrate on their life purpose, but they have difficulty discovering it. Here is an ancient exercise containing four questions and three simple steps to help you discover your true life purpose.

 

You need to know that you are a rare individual and you deserve more out of life. Most people want more, but aren't willing to contribute any more than what they are already doing. You are taking a proactive role in discovering and creating your future. Your life is worth the effort! Keep on going to discover your "true self."

 

The Purpose Finder Exercise is one of the most popular of our exercises. It helps you see what your life purpose is at this time. Remember, we are dynamic (ever-changing) entities, so you might want to complete this exercise at least twice a year to see if you are still "on purpose."

1.     Write at least seven answers to each question.

Do not censor or judge any of your answers. Just brainstorm, writing down everything that comes to your mind until you run out of ideas. If you have a hard time coming up with seven answers, write something down anyway.

 

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What is important or essential to me for my life to be complete?

 

 

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What was I born to do or feel I ought to be doing?

 

 

 

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2.     Select the top three answers in each quadrant, and write them below.

Look at the answers in each quadrant and ask yourself this vital question, “If I only had five years left to live, which three items in each category would I definitely want to accomplish?

 

What do I love to do?

 

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What am I good at?

 

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What is important or essential to me for my life to be complete?

 

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What was I born to do or feel I ought to be doing?

 

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Now that you have an idea of your life purpose, the next step is to use the twelve answers from the exercise to write a purpose statement. For example, my purpose statement is, “To help others unlock their true potential.” Your purpose statement will guide your life. Write a statement that is clear and simple, and makes you feel alive! You can revise this purpose statement as your life unfolds. A purpose is bigger than life. It actually becomes your life.

 

When you are on purpose, nothing can stop you. When you are not on purpose, anything can and usually will stop you.

 

3.   Take a few minutes to write your own purpose statement. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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