What The Heck Is Purpose And How To Find It

purpose compass

What is Purpose? And how do I find it?

I’m sure every single one of us has googled these phrases at least once in their life.

Here are the answers:

  • Purpose is something you (would) do for free because you enjoy it so much
  • Purpose is something you are talented in and/or good at
  • Purpose is something, that others need

When those three things meet and you offer it to the world, you have purpose.

So, ask yourself:

What is the one thing you love to do so much you would do it for free?

Inspired by marketing strategist Selena Soo and the book ‘The Common Path to Uncommon Success’ by John Lee Dumas

Do this with your to-do list and change your life

Begin to divide your to-do list into the following three categories:

  1. Things you have to do
  2. Things you want to do
  3. Things other people want you to do

You will notice that you often don’t get to 3). It’s what it means to have boundaries, and if you let it, it will be life-changing.

Inspired by writer Jenée Desmond-Harris

Look Up

Moon Cartoon drawing

Psychologists and researchers have shown that looking at the night sky improves your happiness and well-being – and not only at that moment, but the effect lasts for weeks afterward.

Star gazing also makes you make more ethical decisions and makes you have a more positive outlook on life, care more about the planet, and less about materialistic things.

Watching the stars, our Milky Way, galaxies, clusters and earth’s moon shifts you from a focus on daily concerns to a mindset of connection, compassion and the “bigger picture”.

It also helps you feel like you have more time.

You will be happy to hear that you will also have these results if you simply look at an image of the stars or our universe (see for example the photos taken through the Hubble Telescope).

“Looking up at the stars is one of the most powerful sources of positive and connected emotion, that happens when you are confronted with something vast that dwarfs you and is beyond your capacity to really comprehend.”

Author & Scientist Jo Merchant

Tonight, watch the night sky.

Spirituality Life Hack

You don’t have to be perfect and practice “typical” spiritual methods every day, such as meditation or Yoga, in order to feel as if you are living a truly connected life.

Simply turn everyday actions you are doing anyway into mini-rituals.

There are only 3 keys to transforming any activity into a spiritual habit:

The intention to do so, awareness during the act itself, and slowing down while you’re at it.

3 examples of turning your routines into rituals could be:

  1. Lighting some candles when taking a bath or being in the shower, honoring your physical body
  2. Using incense when doing the dishes, thanking them for their service
  3. Play your favorite music during your daily cup of morning coffee or tea and looking out the window instead of scrolling through your media feed

Inspired by Author Emma Howarth

My 5 Favorite Quotes By Wayne W. Dyer

Nip Pessimism In The Bud:

Noone can posibly know enough to be a pessimist.

End comparison syndrome once and for all:

You don’t need to be better than anyone else.
You just need to be better than you used to be.

Check your beliefs:

Change the way you look at things
and the things you look at change.

Judgement Karma:

When you judge someone else, you are not defining them,
You are defining yourself.

You are spirit:

You are a spiritual being having a human experience,
Not the other way around.