We’ve only got a limited amount of time in this world. To make the most of it, we should be doing what we really want to do. We should figure out our purpose in life to give our existence some meaning.
If you still haven’t found your purpose, here are 5 questions you can ask yourself to help narrow down your choices.
1. What do you really want to do?
Don’t lie to yourself. This is one of the most important questions you need to answer in your entire life. Your answer will dictate the direction your life’s going to follow.
If you choose something you know you really don’t want to do, then you’re going to hate your life, I guarantee it. Answer this question truthfully if you ever want to live out the rest of your life happily.
2. Will it help others?
The greatest purpose one can have in this life is to leave as much positive impact as possible. You don’t need to be a saint or have tons of money to give to charity.
The point is you should align your purpose with something that won’t only benefit yourself, but will benefit as many people as possible. It’s going to be your legacy, so make it count.
3. Will it help you grow as a person?
Your life’s purpose shouldn’t keep you boxed in one corner. Instead, it should help you see the world in a better light so you can improve yourself and everyone around you.
4. Will it help you find happiness and freedom?
In addition to helping you grow as a person, you should also find joy and happiness while doing your purpose. It’s the only way you’re going to feel free and not imprisoned. If your purpose doesn't make you feel happy in the long run, then you’re probably not working on your real purpose in life.
5. Will you regret your decision?
As they say, hindsight is 20/20. Before you embark on your mission of fulfilling your life’s purpose, ask yourself if you’re going to be regretting it.
If you say “yes,” then you better look for something else to do then. If you’re not going to enjoy the process, then you’re basically wasting your time.