Over the past few weeks I’ve been catching up with some old friends and I’ve noticed that majority of the conversations go like this:
Me: so, what do you do now?
Friend: I’m a *job title* at *company*
Me: That’s cool, do you like it?
Friend: No, it’s not really what I want to do
Me: Oh, then what do you want to do?
Friend: I have no idea
To be honest, I’m not surprised by the number of people that I’ve had this conversation with. I’m more surprised at how many people are not actively trying to find their purpose. Or maybe they are but whatever they’re doing isn’t working, or they don’t know where to start. Regardless, I’m going to share the process I went through to find my purpose and hopefully it will help some people out.
The quality of your life is determined on the quality of the questions you ask. I’ve heard that statement from so many people I consider mentors that I don’t know where it originated from but I do know that there is great truth in it. So if you want to improve your life, ask better questions.
And if you want to find your purpose… start by asking questions.
The first question I would urge you to ask yourself is this:
WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF YOU HAD UNLIMITED MONEY?
Most people respond with all the things they would buy and places they would travel to. Which is great, that give you a lot of insight as to what kind of lifestyle you want. But eventually, after maybe 6 months or so, you would get bored of that. So think about once you’ve bought the cars and boats and traveled the world. Now, how do you want to spend your time? What do you want to do?
Once you’ve figured out what that is, ask yourself how you can take the thing you want to do and monetize it by serving others?
A lot of people can’t image ever getting tired of a life with unlimited money, so if you’re one of those people, as yourself this question instead:
WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF YOU KNEW YOU COULDN’T FAIL?
And again, follow up with – how can you take that thing that you want to do and monetize it by serving others?
This process might take a few minutes or it might take a few days, but I promise, it’ll be worth it.