For many of us there is a gap between the life we are leading and the people that we feel we really are. Too many of us spend large portions of our lives doing jobs or activities that we may not necessarily believe in or feel truly motivated by. This is a big missed opportunity and a major source of stress.
If we can find and pursue our true purpose, it can fundamentally change our lives for the better and also help us make a more positive contribution to the world around us.
People who have a clear purpose or calling experience work as a source of personal and social meaning. They see their work as enjoyable for its own sake and feel that it makes a valuable contribution to society. They feel drawn to pursue their purpose and it is a core part of who they are. But how on earth can we ‘find our purpose’? Surely it’s not that straightforward?
Finding a clear purpose for your life is no small task and there is no single answer or approach which will work for everyone. However, we know that we’re at our best when we use our strengths and focus on topics and issues that really motivate and energise us. So a great starting point is to find a way to use our strengths in pursuing an area that we’re really passionate about.