Do you know what your life purpose is? Are you doing what you feel you were born to do? Are you passionate about your job, career, your life? If you’re blessed like I am, you have a deep sense of knowing that you are living your life purpose, or what some people call your soul purpose. However, if not, you are not alone. Over the years I have seen countless people in my practice who were both unhappy and unhealthy because they were in a job or career that was sucking the life out them. The reason it was draining them was because they weren’t living out their life purpose. Many of them had never spent time even thinking about what makes them feel alive. Most didn’t think that it was possible to work where they could be happy. Some had once felt fulfilled by their career but things had changed and they were now left feeling like something was missing.
I have a plaque in my home office that says, “If not to share your gifts with the world, then why on Earth are you here?” What are your gifts? What brings you joy and meaning in your life? How do you use these gifts to make a difference in your workplace or in the world? In this article I’m going to take you through a couple of powerful exercises that will help you identify your life purpose. I will also share some leading research that shows why being clear why you’re here is essential to your health and well-being. (more…)