I’m sure you’ve asked yourself this question a million times. Exactly what were you put on this earth to do? Who are you supposed to be? And I’m sure the answer has escaped you time and time again. Believe me, you are not alone. This is the hardest question for us to answer, and it often takes a lifetime to figure it out.
I wish I had an easy answer, a simple equation we could use to find the answer to this head scratching question. But I don’t. And neither does anyone else. The only advice I can give is to find something you are passionate about, something you love doing so much that when you do it you are at complete peace and filled with abundant joy.
It may take years to find the answer you are looking for and it may seem like an impossible task. I still haven’t found my purpose and I look for it daily! But the biggest threat to finding this inner peace is giving up hope. We cannot give in to the overwhelming desire to throw our hands up in the air, to wave the proverbial white flag. We must persevere each and every day in this ultimate pursuit of happiness.
It seems like some people know their purpose from the moment they were born. And I greatly envy them because they seem to have what I have been looking for all my life. But then I remember- we each have a different path to walk in this lifetime. Some of us will find our joys through helping others, while some of us will find our joys through the life we lead on a daily basis. Whichever path we choose must be the right path for ourselves. We cannot judge ourselves against the paths and journeys of those around us. For what is important and valuable to us may not be the same for those we are comparing ourselves to. And, we cannot compare our chapter one to someone’s chapter thirteen. Life doesn’t work that way.
So, what then? What now? I say continue shaping your life around the people and things you love, the people and things who bring you joy and happiness. From that energy you will find your passion and purpose in life and you will feel all of it’s positive energy from your head to your toes. It won’t be easy and it won’t happen overnight but if you keep the faith, then it will happen when the time is right.