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20 Questions To Help You Find Your Life Purpose

Written by: Vivien Roggero, Executive Contributor

Executive Contributors at Brainz Magazine are handpicked and invited to contribute because of their knowledge and valuable insight within their area of expertise.

 

Finding your life purpose can be a daunting task or a dream. But having a clear direction and fulfillment in your life helps you buffer against setbacks, enables you to live longer, and is linked with well-being.

Most of you have no clue what you're doing, what you want to do with your lives, where you're going, and what you're passionate about. These questions are bound to us, no matter how successful we become. We all are born for a higher purpose, and it's our mission to find it. The day you find out the purpose of your life is the most incredible day of your life.


Trying to find your life purpose? Already found the purpose, but you're not really sure? No idea where to start to find your life purpose? If these questions fit your situation, you're in the perfect place!


In this article, I've put together a series of questions to assist you in figuring out for yourself how you can add more meaning to life and what most matters to you. All these questions will help you uncover your personal blind spots and get crystal clear. Let's get straight into it!


Questions about purpose in life


To live a fulfilled and meaningful life, you must spend time deciding your life purpose. You have a purpose and meaning to share with this world. So, if you've no idea what your life purpose is and what you should do with your life, ask yourself these thought-provoking questions about purpose in life.


If you're worried about how to get started, let me give you a strategy.


Find a quiet space free from distractions and set aside an hour for this process. It might take much less time and take longer, but an hour is good to start. Make your mind free from unnecessary thoughts, take some deep breaths in and out, and start working through these questions. Write down the first thing that comes to your mind after each question. Jot down the answers to these questions, discover your life purpose and then make an effort to live that life passionately.


Are you ready? Let's do this!


1. What are my values?


It's the first question to know while trying to figure out life's purpose. Personal values are different from goals. If you feel lost, it is because you do not know what is important to you and what you value in your life. Your values are principles that guide you through life.


Identifying your values is the first step to finding a life purpose. They can be anything from integrity, patience, loyalty, honesty, family, and freedom. Remember, your habits become your values, and values become your destiny.



2. What are my passions?


Discovering your passions help you find out your purpose in life. Passion is connected to your life purpose. You do activities you enjoy most and love to do during your spare time. It might be hiking, swimming, volunteering at an animal shelter, spending quality time with your parents, practicing meditation, or learning skills. When you uncover your values, you find your passion, and then you can find your purpose.


3. Where do I find the most inspiration?


Do you admire someone who is doing what you wish you to do? The person can be a teacher, activist, parent, doctor, or anyone who leads by example. Spend time with them to increase your knowledge and clarify things. Change your environment, connect with others in your field, and try journaling to help you find your inspiration. But everyone is unique, so you should ask yourself where you will find inspiration. Spend time there or doing that particular thing.



4. What have I accomplished that I'm most proud of?


Maybe you graduated with distinction in mathematics or won a soccer championship. Bring those accomplishments to your memory that make you feel proud of your abilities. Such proud feelings will motivate you to live a life and achieve something great again that repeats those feelings.


5. What three things do I look forward to doing most?


Everyone is passionate about some things. Maybe it's working with animals, cooking, traveling to your favorite city, completing puzzles, getting the desired degree, or anything. Write down three things to shift your focus to start doing them. When we do the things that fulfill us, that energy also positively impacts others.


6. What are my three strengths and weaknesses?


It is crucial to know your strengths and weaknesses so that you can achieve your greatness. You can ask for feedback from your mother, friend, neighbor, spouse, and coworker, and it will force you to work on your weaknesses. When you work through your weaknesses, you realize your greatest strengths. Strengths include your skills, attributes, knowledge, and talents. Weaknesses can be poorly developed skills, blind spots, and problematic personal behaviors.


7. What unique abilities do I have that set me apart from others?


Think about your exceptional abilities, talents, or skills that make you unique. Your life purpose may be hidden in these abilities. These special abilities will differentiate you from others, make you memorable, and help you achieve your career goals. Identify your uniqueness that will help you in the long run.


8. Given my passions and abilities, what career would be an ideal fit for me?


When you identify your passion, abilities, and experiences, choosing your ideal career is not hard. You'll be aware of your strengths and weaknesses and know in which field you can spark and grow. Working on this question gives you a clear career path and goals. Then, it'll be easier for you to start your journey to achieve your career goals.


9. What is my biggest fear?


Knowing your biggest fear that is keeping you from reaching your dreams increases your self-awareness. When you identify your fear, you are better prepared for everything. Facing fear and challenging it is the bravest thing you can do. It'll make you fearless, and you'll be able to take chances, peel back the layers of things that are stopping you and face what you fear most.


10. What makes me forget to eat?


We have all had that experience when we get so immersed in an activity that minutes turn into hours without realizing it. Look at these activities and the cognitive principles behind them that enthrall you. Then, you can easily apply them elsewhere.


11. What activities make me feel fully alive and happy?


We know some activities get our full attention and make us come alive. Take a moment to reflect on things or moments that make you happiest. Spending more time doing those things can help you enjoy a more lively life and put you in the flow state.



12. How can I save the world?


You may not fix all the world's problems by yourself. The world has a lot of problems, but you can contribute and make a difference with little effort. That feeling of difference is significant to your happiness and fulfillment.


According to research, we should hold on to values more important than our pleasure and satisfaction to live a healthy and meaningful life. So, pick any problem you care about and start saving the world by solving it.


13. Can I work hard and prepare for the challenges to achieve my goal?


Whatever you decide to do with your life, you'll face struggles and get stuck. Victories require hard work, and success begins at the end of your comfort zone. There is no such thing as an ideal career will fall into your lap. If you're prepared to stick around your goals despite hurdles and endure discomfort, you're on the perfect track. So, ask yourself how much you're ready to suffer to make your dreams come true.


14. What would I regret not doing in my life?


Life is short, and regrets suck. Every day you have new opportunities to make the most of your life. The choices you make today will determine the number of regrets. Ask yourself what things will make you regret not doing. It can be not learning more, not taking risks, not prioritizing your health, not doing meaningful work, procrastinating, or anything else. It will help you make the right choices that will limit your regrets in the future.


15. What would I do if I knew I couldn't fail?


Ask yourself this exciting question and see what surprising answer comes to mind. Most of us have a dream trapped within us that is stifled by fear of failure. Recall your dream to see if the fear of failure is holding you back from doing something you really love to do. Then, challenge the fear and do it anyway. After overcoming the fear, you'll feel a huge sense of contentment and happiness.


16. What would my ideal life look like?


It is a strong question that can change your life. Start thinking about what the ideal life you dream of is. It is one of the reasons that will keep you motivated to keep going and working on finding your purpose. When you know the answer to this question, you plan your goals accordingly and start working consistently. The ideal life fulfills you and thrives you; you can only achieve that when you find your true life purpose.


17. What life experiences have shaped my personality?


There are memorable life experiences that change us and teach us lessons. Some experiences are delightful to recall, while some are embarrassing. But they help you become a better version of yourself and seek the best life. Maybe you fell in love, had a pet, went on a solo trip, or experienced anything else that shaped your personality. Recall those experiences and see what you learned and how they changed you.


18. What would I focus on with a year to live to leave behind a lasting legacy?


Death freaks us out and gives us perspective on what is actually essential in our lives and what is just distracting and frivolous. Contemplating these questions will help you focus on reevaluating how you spend your time or how much time you waste.


It allows you to concentrate on whether you're doing something meaningful or not, and you'll come up with something. Consider this question seriously, and it'll give you a hint about what you could be doing with your life.


19. What is my obituary going to say?


Every day what you do in your life, you write your own obituary. Think about it. Are you OK with it? Proud of it? Ashamed? Disappointed? Do your actions add up to something you want to be remembered for?


If not, start working and adding more to your life story. If you want to be recognized as a rescuer of neglected animals, go out and save poor creatures. If you want to be remembered as the ideal spouse, then be the ideal spouse.


20. How will I know when I have found my life purpose?


After answering all the questions, you will need clarification on how I will know I have figured out my life purpose. Remember, your life purpose is your personal part, so only you can know when you found your purpose. Pay attention to your feelings, thoughts, and actions.


If you think you've found your life purpose, start exploring it and taking action. Clarity comes from actions. Read books, and articles, talk to people already doing it and discover more about that field. If learning and acting on your purpose energizes you, it means you've found your purpose in life!


Final Thoughts


Finding your life purpose is not complicated as many of us think. Discovering your true life purpose is your exercise. Only you can find answers to your deepest life questions. So, it's totally up to you to put in the effort to find your authentic self.


So, it's time to take action now. Grab your journal and start working through these questions about purpose in life. The answers might surprise you. It is always interesting to explore things about ourselves we've forgotten about. These things inspire us, challenge us, and give us an opportunity to do things differently. It's worth it.


If you're feeling directionless and want guidance from a professional about finding your life purpose, a life coach can help you.


Feel free to reach out to me and let me help you discover your true life purpose so you can finally answer this question, "What do I want? "When you find it, you can chase success and happiness.

Remember, it's never too late to take steps to change your life!


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Vivien Roggero, Executive Contributor Brainz Magazine

Vivien Roggero is a certified Executive & Empowerment Coach and Entrepreneur. After 15 years of professional journey, expanding from Sales to IT Executive in some world-class startups’, losing his father to COVID, and going through a high-conflict divorce, he decided to dedicate his life to empowering people so they can live a fulfilling life. Those experiences also inspired him to create the One Freedom™ Framework, freedom and purpose-centric approach to life that helps his clients to accelerate their life design process and sculpt growth. His focus is to help clients who feel stuck in their professional or personal journeys or find struggles to re-navigate life after major life-changing events.

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