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Trying To Discover Your Life Purpose? These 6 Tips Can Help You

Trying To Discover Your Life Purpose? These 6 Tips Can Help You

Do you know what your life purpose is? Many adults and young people are unsure of what they want to do with their lives; however, having a purpose within your life will bring you happiness, motivation, and direction. Here are six methods to help you discover your life purpose.

 1. Think About What You Loved To Do As A Child

    Children freely embrace their passions and are often encouraged by their parents to pursue their hobbies. Get a pad of paper, ask yourself these four questions, and write down the answers; What kind of people did you like to hang out with? What was your favourite toy? What was your favorite game? What was your favorite subject?

    After you have asked yourself each question, ask yourself the reason why, and take time to think about your answers. You may notice themes and patterns emerging as you mull over your first passions and hobbies; if so, note them down and explore them further.

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    2. Take Notice Of How You Spend Your Free Time

      Think about what you choose to do during your free time, and how you enjoy spending your days off. Your life purpose will be something you are skilled at and feel passionately about – much like your hobbies. People can find themselves with hobbies they were unaware they even had, from making videos, to doodling, to creating recipes.

      Although many people don’t consider it, the things you are inclined to do in your spare time are often an integral part of your life purpose, or they complement it.

      3. Don’t Think There Is Only One Life Purpose For You

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        Many people feel dissatisfied because they believe they need to find the one ‘true’ life purpose they need to fulfil. However it is rare for a person to have one thing they feel truly passionate about, and choosing to think you have only one purpose can stop you from fulfilling many other life purposes.

        Most people have many, varied passions, which they can combine together or fulfil separately. Think about all of the things you love to do, and consider what you could do with them.  Living a life where you follow your passions is a life of purpose and happiness.

        4. Ask Your Friends For Advice

          It is likely that your closest friends know important information about yourself that could surprise you. If you are unsure about your life purpose, they could provide a new point of view, or a refreshing insight. Ask them what they think your life purpose is; you may be surprised at how useful their answers are.

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           5. Start A List And Get Busy

            Many people feel overwhelmed at the prospect of seeking out their life purpose and changing their lives. Start by writing a list of the things you want to do, no matter how big or small. Add to the list every time you think of more things you want to achieve, and don’t worry about ticking everything off the list.

            Take it day by day, and remember everything you tick off is a personal achievement. The future may be unclear to you now, but your list is a clear and concise list of things you want to achieve.

            6. Know That You Are Already Living A Form Of Your Life Purpose

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              Choosing the main purpose for your life can become time-consuming and stressful, as people often worry they will never find their purpose. However, you are already living a form of your life purpose, so try not to cause yourself stress and upset.

              Be aware you are here now, and take steps to push yourself forward and make yourself happy every day. Eventually, you will stumble upon your life purpose – and worrying won’t speed you up.

              Can you think of any other methods to help someone discover their life purpose? Leave your ideas below!

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              9 Things Successful People Do To Always Get What They Want

              9 Things Successful People Do To Always Get What They Want

              One of the best decisions I’ve ever made was to take on the job of hosting my own weekly radio show. My radio show is about finding some of the most successful people in the world and bringing them on my show to ask them about what they did to become so successful in life and business.

              In this article, I’m going to share with you some of the key takeaways I’ve picked up from talking to – and reading about – thought leaders from various fields about the things successful people do. Here, you can get some insights on how to get what you want.

              Ready to dive in? Let’s go.

              1. They Know What They Want

              The first and most important thing that successful people do to always get what they want is so simple that most people forget about it: they figure out what they actually want.

              When you know what you want, you will also know how to get what you want. If you’re unsure about what you want in life and business, I’d suggest picking up some career and self-improvement books to help you gain some clarity and focus.

              2. They Are Assertive

              Successful people know that they need to be both bold and sincere. Balancing these two characteristics is the essence of assertiveness.

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              Oh, and by the way – being assertive is not a natural talent someone is born with. Assertiveness is a learned skill and anyone can do it, including you!

              3. They Learn

              You may have heard of the old saying, “great leaders are readers”. For the most part, I’d say this is true.

              Let me give you an example. On my radio show, I regularly ask successful people about their habits that lead to success. Do you want to know something really neat? Every single one of them reads books.

              Successful people read and learn as much as they can about what they want so that they can get what they want. If you’re curious about how to get what you want, then start reading a book. If you’re low on time, subscribe to a book summary site to get the core concepts of the books in your industry quickly.

              4. They Make Things Meaningful

              One of the most powerful things successful people do to always get what they want is that they make things meaningful. That is, they ensure that whatever endeavor they decide to embark upon is meaningful to them (and not necessarily to anyone else). They know and understand that it’s only worth it if it matters.

              5. They Ask

              One big thing that successful people always do to get what they want is this: they ask.

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              Most people are too shy to ask for what they really want. If you are too shy to ask, you may never know how to get what you want. So, don’t be like most people.

              Here’s an exercise you can do to get over it: next time you’re buying something, regardless of what it is, ask for a discount. Just do it. The worst-case scenario is that you’ll get a chuckle from the Barrista at Starbucks. The best-case scenario is that you’ll get comfortable with negotiating when it’s time to buy your next car.

              6. They Take Action

              Insight without action is useless. Successful people know that to always get what they want, they’ve got to take massive action.

              One of the most powerful exercises I’ve ever discovered is this: never leave the sight of a goal without taking some kind of action towards its achievement. In other words, as soon as you decide you want something or as soon as you set a goal of some kind, do something – anything – that shifts you closer towards getting it.

              7. They Use Their Time Wisely

              Have you ever heard of NET time? It stands for “No Extra Time”.

              For example: when you’re driving and sitting in traffic, are you listening to Mylie Cyrus? Or are you listening to an audiobook?

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              Successful people take NET time seriously. Get yourself some audiobook so you can start listening to the best business and self-improvement books available – all while you’re on your way to work in the morning.

              8. They Choose to Lead

              You don’t need to have formal authority to become a leader. You just need to choose yourself. All successful people know this, and so should you. Knowing how to get what you want requires knowing how to lead the way for others and yourself.

              Don’t wait for anyone else to do it, because the truth is that most people want to be led anyway. So, just step up and claim authority. Be the leader you wish you always had.

              9. They Contribute

              Successful people know that to get what they want, they have to be willing to help other people get what they want.

              What happens when you stop doing your job? What happens when you stop caring about your schoolwork? What happens when you become emotionally disconnected from a relationship?

              You suffer – that’s what happens. Successful people know and understand that in order to succeed, they need to contribute. They need to add value to the lives of others. They need to do their best so that they can become the best.

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              So, Now What?

              I hope this article has re-ignited the fire that you already had within you to be successful at any endeavor. The reason why I’m stressing the fact that you’ve already got everything you need to succeed and get what you want is that you wouldn’t be reading this if you weren’t already motivated to be successful.

              At the end of the day, however, all the insights in the world are worth nothing unless you combine them with action. When it’s all said and done, it’s your decision what you do with this list and how you apply it to your life and career.

              But if I may, here’s what I would suggest you consider as you get started doing the things to help you succeed:

              Review this list of the 9 things successful people do to always get what they want and then compare it with where you currently are at each one of these 9 things. Rate yourself in each one of the 9 things. Next, pick just ONE of them to work on every week.

              For example, if you find that you’d like to learn more about the business side of the company you work for, then go read the best business books to help you do that.

              Never stop learning. Always feed your mind with the knowledge you need to become as successful as possible within your area or industry. It doesn’t matter how busy you are. We’re all busy. Make the time to expand your knowledge.

              And remember: every key learning should be immediately followed with action.

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