Every person is searching for a special meaning of life. How am I? What am I doing? What can I leave for other generations? Will people remember me? There are so many questions coming to your head when you start thinking about the purpose of your life. How to find the answers to all those questions? How to find your real self in this crazy world?
The more accurate you define your mission, the easier it will be for you to create a strategy for achieving your goals and finding the right people who can help you along your way to your dream. Here are three steps which you need to take to define your life purpose.
Step 1: Seek out your sacramental dream
What is a goal? A goal is a dream with a definite execution period. A goal is a desired result that a person envisions, plans and commits to achieve. Many people endeavor to reach goals within a finite time by setting deadlines, and, in my opinion, this is the only way to achieve your true goals.
What do you truly love? Which tasks are you especially good at? What do you want to achieve in your life? What kind of obstacles can you meet along your way? In order to answer these questions you should do two things:
1. Look inside yourself
Forget at least for a moment what your parents, your partner, your community or random people are waiting from you. Set yourself free from your fears, doubts and expectations what you are “supposed to do”. Just for a couple of minutes stave off your thoughts about time, money and circumstances that can become obstacles to your dream. Go to some peaceful place, lay back and listen to your heart. You can also take with you a piece of paper and a pan to write down the list of your dreams (even if they are stupid or reckless) and things that bring you joy and pleasure, for example, achievement, people, places or things.
2. Look around
Ask others (whose opinios you respect) what are the things they consider as your strong and weak sides. What do they like about you? What do they think should be improved? Those ideas can help you define your mission more accurately.
An important note: you must be sure that you are doing things that make you happy.
Discipline + Dream = Mission
Mission + Discipline = Reality
Step 2: Put your ideas on paper
You should visualize your dream because it is essential to reach your goals. To do that you should compete three tasks:
1. Define your goals that will help you make your dream come true,
2. Link your goals to people, institutions, skills and methods that can help you achieve these goals,
3. Work out the best ways to get other people involved into this plan.
For example, you can create a table where you put your goals to be achieved in 3 years (a goal maximum and a goal minimum), then break those goals into more short-term goals (maximum and minimum) for each year and quarters.
Your goals must be concrete and detailed. Methods for achieving those goals should be analyzed deeply and accurately. Goals must be ambitious and real, and you have to leave your comfort zone!
An important note: you should put this chart somewhere where you can see it every day. Besides that, you should share it with people who are close to you – it will work as additional motivation later on.
Step 3: Create your own consulting circle of trust
You need people around you who believe in you, support you and help you along your way. Those people are your true treasure, and you should never take them for granted. Your circle of trust will give you some advice, evaluate your actions and demand a report on how you are proceeding with your plan of making your dream come true. Your relatives, close friends and mentors can make up your consulting circle.
There was a day when I got completely frustrated. My plan A didn’t work out the way it was supposed to, and I had no Plan B to follow. I had to clear up my thoughts and realize what I really want to achieve in this life. I had to define my mission and create a brand new plan to make myself a better person who does the things that make her happy. And then Keith Ferrazzi and his book ‘Never eat alone’ came to my life and brought a new meaning into it.
These three steps have helped me define my own mission, goals to be achieved and people to get involved. I have created my own circle of trust that is following what I am doing on a daily basis and checking whether my actions bring me closer to my dream or not. Do you want to find your path of becoming the best version of yourself? Stay tuned, and I will do my best to help you along your way.
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