How Do I Find My Purpose and Direction in Life?

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How Do I Find My Purpose and Direction in Life?

Have you ever had a moment, a day, or even a couple of weeks where you find yourself wondering what your life’s purpose is? Or maybe you have been pondering your direction in life? This feeling can be overwhelming and even leave you feeling confused and isolated. But the good news is that in these moments of considering our life’s purpose, we can find growth. If you find yourself asking, “How do I find my purpose and direction in life?,” follow these simple steps: 

Show Up For Yourself

Dig deep to determine what direction you want to take in life and start at the beginning. Part of showing up for yourself in finding your purpose is not overthinking what is ahead. Your journey will take time and effort, so commit to start at the beginning and embrace the process. You may not have every answer, but the rest will follow when you move in the right direction toward your purpose. Pro tip: Don’t look for a shortcut. It doesn’t exist.

Recognize Opportunity

It is easier than ever to learn new information in today’s world. So challenge yourself to stop pretending you know everything and start asking questions. The internet is a wealth of information about almost any direction you want to take your life. We all need someone to talk to that can listen and give insight into various areas of our lives. Every great leader, somewhere along the line, has had a parent, teacher, big sister, or coach that they could trust. Find someone who has lived it and can help guide and mentor you.  

Give Yourself Credit

Your belief in yourself will go a long way in helping you find your purpose and direction in life. Focus on your inner voice and your strengths as you evolve. As you listen to your inner voice, end the cycle of negative criticism. Notice your thoughts and stop to examine them when they are negative. Ask yourself what evidence you have of this negative thought and what advice you would give a friend if they had these thoughts. Replace negative thoughts with realistic positive statements.’

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Embrace Failure

You will stumble in your journey but resolve to get back up and celebrate each and every step you take toward your goals. Accept your flaws as they are and commit to improvement in the future. Your mind can be your best friend or worst enemy. So practice a positive growth mindset and know that failure just puts you closer to finding your purpose in life.

Pay it Forward

As you grow and find your direction, pay it forward by helping others do the same. Remember that mentor or friend that helped you along your journey? Do the same for someone else as you become an expert. Supporting others through a growth journey can complement your own path! 

 Let Dr. Geneva help you design a life full of purpose, passion, and vibrancy. Dr. Geneva is committed to helping people create extraordinarily personal, professional, and community impact through self-development and leadership strategies. One resource Dr. Geneva offers is her book “Creating Your Next You.” This transformational ebook reveals the 15 essential strategies, step-by-step, to begin using now in your life. Get your FREE copy today and join the other hundreds of readers to start transforming your mind and your life!

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