What 7 Simple Questions Will Help You Uncover Your Life Purpose?
Are you finding it daunting to figure out your life purpose? Here are seven simple questions that will give you insight and open up ways of thinking that will lead you there.
1. If you knew you had only six months to live, how would you spend your time?
Doesn’t this question suddenly bring your life into sharp focus? That’s the intention! Rather than floating along and taking for granted that you have years and decades to go, what if you knew that you only had a short time? How would that impact the choices you make? How would you lead your life differently?
It begs the question: What is really most important? That’s what you will discover as you answer this question.
2. What would you do differently in your life if money were not an issue?
What if you didn’t have a care in the world? What if you had enormous abundance, more than you could possibly ever need? What would you do differently in your life?
This question will help you airlift yourself out of your day-to-day life and look at it from a higher place, where there are no limitations and no concerns. NOW what would be most important? And what would make your tummy tingle – in other words, excite you?
3. What do you want to be known for?
Imagine that you’re not around any more. What is it that you want to be known and remembered for?
For example, do you want to be known for having been a phenomenal parent, for creating an amazing family of children and grandchildren? Do you want to be known for having been hugely successful in business and for creating an incredible company and team that are actually making a difference in the world?
Or do you want to be known for your charitable work, either by contributing generously or volunteering or both? What lasting impression do you want to leave in the minds of others?
What 7 simple questions will help you uncover your life purpose?
4. What legacy would you like to leave?
Again, imagine you’re no longer around and, through your efforts and your focus, you have been able to leave a legacy behind. What is it?
It could be something simple and small or magnificent and enormous. For example, leaving behind a close, connected, loving family, or a huge foundation that you created to honor someone special thereby making a difference in a specific arena that’s important to you. What important contribution, regardless of size, do you want to make while you’re still alive so it lives on as your legacy after you pass on?
5. What did you dream of becoming as a child?
It’s fascinating how as a child you had amazingly easy access to what would truly light you up, and as an adult, you don’t always remember or follow those dreams.
Cast your mind back to when you were young. What did you dream you would do as an adult? Is that what you’re doing right now? If your answer is yes, how amazingly great! If not, is there something in that vision that you had for yourself that will help you access your life purpose?
6. If you had a secret passion in your life, something that is almost too exciting to do or do more of, what would it be?
Imagine there are no limitations in your life – time, money, energy, you name it. And imagine there is something that your heart secretly yearns to do. Perhaps it’s so exciting you’re even a little afraid to do it. What would it be?
What is this passion that got buried way back when and has since been long forgotten? Dust it off and bring it out because it will surely give you access to your life purpose.
Celebrate if the very thought of it makes your tummy tingle! That’s exactly what you’re looking for in your life purpose – passion and excitement!
7. What is missing in your life, the presence of which would have your life be more fulfilling?
One of the ways to access really juicy information is by clarifying what’s missing.
So what’s missing in your life that would have you feel completely fulfilled if it was present? Where do you feel empty and what would it take to be excited and inspired?
This is a key question which will connect you with profound aspects of your life purpose. So give yourself permission to peel back the layers of the onion as you go deeper with it.
Imagine your life completely fulfilled. You are bursting with joy and energy, living each day passionately knowing you’re making a huge difference. What’s missing in that picture in your life today?
So take your time and enjoy the discovery process as you answer these 7 questions:
- If you knew you had only six months to live, how would you spend your time?
- What would you do differently in your life if money were not an issue?
- What do you want to be known for?
- What legacy would you like to leave?
- What did you dream of becoming as a child?
- If you had a secret passion in your life, something that is almost too exciting to do or do more of, what would it be?
- What is missing in your life, the presence of which would have your life be more fulfilling?
These questions are deliberately intended to touch, move, and inspire you. To cause you to remember dreams from your past that you might well have long forgotten, and to imagine your life very different from how it is today. So if ‘stuff’ comes up, you know you’re on to something great!
Give yourself permission to enjoy the process. Only you get to say how it goes, and surely it’s a magnificent journey to be on to uncover your life purpose. A wonderful complement that will make your journey fun and easy is the 21-Day “I AM a Gift to the World” Challenge, and it’s FREE! Click HERE or go to http://igniteyourlifebook.com/21daychallenge to sign up TODAY!
To your magnificence!
The Queen of Having It All
Author of Ignite Your Life! How To Get From Where You Are To Where You Want To Be
Founder of IgniteYourLifeBOOK.com
Co-founder of WakeUpAbundant.com
Ambassador of Manifest Money, HowtoLiveonPurpose.com
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