Find Your Purpose
Have you been trying to find your purpose?
Do you feel lost or feel that something is missing in your life?
Do you want to know what you're capable of?
Maybe you want a more fulfilling life, but you're not sure what to do or how to achieve it. Do not worry; you are not alone in this. Trust me, I was there, and countless people are there right now. I know so many people who walk through life feeling numb but can't change their lives as they feel paralyzed. When you don't know your purpose, you wander around, lose hope, and eventually find it hard to move forward.
I think we are born with a few purposes to discover. Some people find their purpose easily, and some have to search for it. That is the beauty of life. We are born, we grow, and we die. Our parents and grandparents brought us up to the best of their knowledge, abilities, and beliefs until we are eighteen. Then we thank them for raising us and venture out to discover our life purpose and live our life the way we choose to. Life is so exciting, and there is so much to experience. We have to learn to live, love, and grow while finding out what our purpose is on earth.
Finding your purpose is tied to your own self-discovery. How can you know what you want if you don't know who you are and what you want in life?
To find your purpose, you must work on discovering and loving yourself. I started by getting to know myself. When I asked myself the question, "Who is Petal," I did not know the answer and did not know what I was supposed to do with my life. Sometimes I got impatient and frustrated. However, I slowly emerged as I discovered Petal. I fell in love with her. I started some major clean up and changed my perceptions, and that changed everything. Gradually my life started to shift, and things began to fall into place. I discovered many things about myself, and I found my purpose.
I had suffered immensely on all levels before finding my purpose. I had dealt with the same issues you are facing today, and I believe that sometimes in life, we all need a little push in the right direction.
I suggest approaching the purpose of discovery as a date. You just met and are attracted to this new person, but you want to know more as attraction is only one part of the puzzle. You know that feeling you get in the dating stage. It is so exciting that you learn a few things about that person, and you start to ask questions. You will get excited about learning more about yourself and what you want.
While working on yourself, you will discover a new person emerging, while some of the old you will remain, and that's ok. You then begin to blossom like a flower, and things in your life will start to change. A new you beginnings, like the caterpillar turning into the butterfly, and you are ready to fly away.
Remember, all the obstacles that come into your life are like alarms waking you up to learn and grow. Try this exercise. Pick a challenge and ask yourself the questions below. Change your perspective on what is happening and how this may help you move forward in life.
What can I learn from this obstacle/challenge?
What is it trying to teach me?