Do you currently know your purpose in life?
Most people don't because we're so caught up in just making it through the day.
Having said that, if you don't know your purpose you risk the chance of living out someone else's purpose through your life.
If you don't know your purpose it's not to late to start now. That's what I want to do here today...get you started
Obstacles - Unexpected Clues
If you don’t know your purpose in life, look back on the obstacles you faced.
Some obstacles you have no choice but to work through.
For instance, if you don’t pay your taxes, the tax authorities will eventually find you. It’s rare that people get away with this.
These aren't the obstacles that define you. They're just annoyances that you must sort out.
You can choose to handle or ignore other obstacles you face.
That's both the good and bad news. It is your choice even if you decide to do nothing and give your poawer of choice away...it's still your choice.
Your choices help define your purpose.
Here's what I mean...
Scenario 1: For instance, if you come across a problem at work that requires a skill you don’t have, you can either let someone else handle it or learn how to do it. This experience could carry you through and possibly get you a promotion.
Scenario 2: On the other hand, if you let others handle the problem because you weren’t "qualified" or you weren’t "meant" to find a solution. It is not part of your purpose.
You may believe that you can learn any skill, and to some degree that is true.
However, if it is something you aren’t passionate about or isn’t something you desire to learn, it’s going to be difficult. You won’t have a passion for everything that comes your way. In fact, you may feel the opposite about several of them.
When you're willing to do what it takes to overcome certain obstacles, you should look at the process on how you did it. Having the determination to overcome a barrier helps define your purpose, but the steps that led to the solution can also be telling.
Don’t underestimate this as there may be hidden clues to understanding yourself better. In fact, the obstacle itself may not have defined much, but something within the process told you a lot more.
Obviously, the bigger the obstacle, the more defining it will be for you. Small obstacles and everyday problems are not going to make much of a difference about your purpose. Although, how you go about overcoming them can be.
If there are obstacles that are too overwhelming, try to figure out why. When you break this down, you may find the reasons are no longer valid. You may have had a stigma about something and made assumptions that you can’t handle it.
However, new experiences and the wisdom of age may help you see it’s not as difficult as you once believed.
That too is part of what defines your purpose!