It’s a question that Google can’t even touch
A question that I ask myself almost daily. It’s the hardest question that you will ever have to answer. A question, that most people never find the answer to. “What is my purpose in this life?”
To be brutally honest, I have NO CLUE what I want to do with my life. I have thoughts and ideas, but nothing I can say without hesitation “this is what I was meant to do with my life, this is my purpose”.
Sure, I have thoughts and ideas, things that I enjoy doing, but nothing I can say without hesitation “this is what I was meant to do with my life”.
I wish I could Google it and skim the search results until I found the answer, but not even Google can help with this.
People will tell you to do the things that you love, the things that you are passionate about, and you’ll never work a day in your life. They’ll tell you to start with why you are doing something instead of what you’ll get for doing it. It makes perfect sense when you hear it.
What if you don’t know what you are passionate about? What if you don’t know what your purpose in life is? I often think that the more thought I put into it, the easier the answer will come to me.
I am WRONG…at least so far…
The more thought that I put into it, the worse I feel about it. After a while I start to get thoughts like why can’t I figure this out, and why does it seem to come so easily to other people? Am I just dumb and can’t see the bigger picture in front of my face? Maybe…I was not supposed to figure this out. Maybe I’ll never know the answer. Maybe I was destined to drift through life without a purpose. Or maybe, I’m looking at this all wrong.
Maybe…purpose is just a perception
I mean, does anyone ever really know for sure that they have found their purpose in life? Was Lebron James’ sole purpose to be an amazing basketball player? Maybe, maybe not. Maybe he would’ve been equally as good as a football player, or a fantastic coach, brilliant artist, etc. It’s easy to say that his purpose in life was to be a great basketball player because of the success and dominance that he has shown throughout his career. I’m not challenging Lebron James’ purpose in life, or saying that he would be better off doing something different. My point is that it’s almost impossible to say for sure what anyone’s true purpose in life is, even if they are successful and genuinely enjoy what they do.
I do believe that purposes are discovered by trying new things until something clicks, but I think the greater majority of purposes are created. I also believe that it is much tougher for some people to find or create their so-called purpose than it is for others.
Personally, I’ll be happy just finding something that I enjoy doing and that I can contribute to. Being a part of something that I firmly believe in, and something that not only will I be happy to wake up for, but something I don’t want to leave at the end of the day. Until that day, I will continue my search.
Don’t forget to enjoy the ride while you’re searching
Life is too short. It’s easy to lose track of what’s important while you try to find answers to life’s hardest questions. Maybe the whole point is just to be as happy as you can be along the way. I hope that you will not allow yourself to be slowed or discouraged by the opinions of other people in your pursuit of what’s important to you. I wish you all luck in pursuing whatever it is in life that brings you happiness and fulfilment. May you find or create the purpose you’ve been missing…whatever that means.
If you know of someone that just seems to have their purpose in life down pat, then please drop a comment below. We need some examples! What do they do? How did they make it happen? What makes you think they have it? Do they seem happy? I look forward to seeing your responses to this! Who knows, your answers may even help someone struggling to answer these questions in their own lives.
The World Is Yours. Dabble On.