Do you know what your life purpose is?
Why is it so important to have a life purpose or a life mission? A lot of people feel lost, like they’re trying to achieve goals, but then they don’t feel much happier as a result. The feeling of excitement or happiness may last a short time and then go away.
It was always fun to train for a marathon when I was a runner because, of course, it was not only the day of the race that I was training for a marathon. I will give you an example for myself. I actually had training six months before the race, which gave me a lot of motivation. I had a clear goal to focus on. It was very motivating.
It doesn’t matter what the problem is, the problem is that the race ended. After running the race and achieving my goal, you can lose motivation. Your goal is finished. What do you do now? So the power of goals is that they are specific. However, this is also their weakness.
It’s best if you can make one mission or purpose. This is why you also need a purpose.
What truly defines a purpose or a mission? It is the answer to the “why” behind our actions. What we require is a grand and motivating mission, one that centers on making a positive impact. Essentially, our mission should primarily revolve around aiding others. This principle, I believe, is a spiritual and dharmic law. It stimulates us much more than solely striving for personal gain. As a parent, you can relate to this concept. You would do things for your child that you wouldn’t do for yourself. You would endure hardships for your child in ways you wouldn’t for yourself. You would put in extra effort for your child that you wouldn’t for yourself. This is an overarching spiritual notion – serving others, and at its highest level, serving God, holds the utmost purpose and inspiration.
But you need to be a little more specific. You must answer the question “how” you will help others. Helping people can be done many ways. The best thing is to focus on your strengths and life experiences. At the highest level, how can you serve God uniquely?
Here’s an example.
The mission of Effortless English (as well as my own personal mission) is:
- Exploring new growth opportunities
- We are committed to bringing confidence, vitality, and happiness to people all over the world
- We will boldly go where no one has gone before
Whenever I do anything in life, I want to strive to grow and learn. That means always striving to become a better person. That is what growth is all about. Therefore, I’m always on the lookout for new opportunities to grow. As members and fans of Effortless English, we’re all striving for personal growth, lifelong learning, and becoming better individuals.
The upcoming statement pertains to giving back. My goal is to provide people worldwide with confidence, vitality, and happiness in my own distinct way. Being a naturally energetic individual, I prioritize using this gift to aid others. Just as each person possesses different strengths, everyone has the ability to make a positive impact in their own way. Utilize your unique talents and let your purpose be driven by your heart and soul.
The Effortless English Mission’s final statement addresses attitude – specifically, the overall life mindset I have toward my mission. How can I exude confidence, energy, and joy to people globally? How will I embrace new chances for development and education? My approach will be bold – not calm, timid, or cautious. Instead, I will boldly take on exploration. This aspect of my mission calls for an adventurous attitude. It’s possible that you may prioritize a different attitude. Maybe you prefer to carry out your mission with joy or mindfulness? Whatever the case, the chosen attitude should align with your natural personality.
That’s my simple formula for creating your mission.
The first sentence focuses on you: Your inner, personal mission.
A second sentence focuses on contribution: how you will serve and help others.
In sentence three, I focus on your life attitude: the emotions or mindset you will have in doing sentences one and two.
Brainstorm ideas about each of these three points.
Create a three-sentence life mission statement. It doesn’t have to be perfect. You can continue to work on it. You can modify it. Just get something written down.
Living Your Life Purpose: The Final Step
Post your personal mission on your wall, tape it to your computer, and keep a small copy in your wallet.
It should be read every day and said out loud. It should be memorized and chanted with emotion every day.
Lastly, as you go through your daily life… try to connect all of your activities to your mission. If you exercise in a gym, ask yourself how that connects with your mission. Exercise might make you feel stronger, and that extra strength will help you accomplish your mission.
By doing this, every activity in your life will have a higher purpose. You will always feel inspired. Your motivation will increase tremendously. You will become enthusiastic and unstoppable.
The video above gives you a lot more examples of how to make a great life mission.
I love you a lot,