Life is not about finding happiness.
Life is about learning to live in your purpose.
Your purpose is your contribution to the world through your behaviors, decisions, and actions. It’s the way you spend your time that feels the most important to you.
And frankly, it can be totally different for everyone.
Step 1: Answer these open ended questions to learn more about yourself
1. What activities set your soul on fire? What things do you totally lose track of time while doing them?
2. What are three adjectives you’d use to describe yourself? What three adjectives would your friends use to describe you?
3. When you were seven years old what was your favorite thing to do?
4. If you had one year to accomplish any goal without having to worry about money, what would you do?
Step 2: Answer these questions to go a bit deeper
1. What do you love doing?
2. What does the world need?
3. What can you paid for?
4. What are you good at?
Step 3: Try to make connections between the sets of questions.
1. What is your passion?
2. What is your mission?
3. What is your ideal profession?
4. What is your vocation?
This post was heavily influenced by reading articles about the Japanese concept Ikigai